Adventure is just outside the doorstep at San Juan Passage. The area is abundant with a diverse array of activities to suit every lifestyle.
With six marinas that provide quick access to the San Juan and Gulf islands, Anacortes is considered one of major boating centers in the country
Chic boutiques and book stores sit just down the street from working shipyards, boat slips and marine chandleries. Foodies love the farmers' market with fresh organic foods.
Seafood lovers can get their shrimp or crab fresh off the boats, or artfully prepared at a host of fine restaurants.
- Art Galleries & Antiques
Anacortes boasts a host of art galleries and over 25 antique vendors. It also hosts the annual three-day Anacortes Arts Festival.
Anacortes hosts the Anacortes Community Theatre and the Anacortes Jazz Festival, along with year-round opportunities for enriching cultural experiences.
- Whale Watching
Anacortes is known as the “Home Port” to the San Juan Islands and is the perfect departure point for guaranteed whale watching and wildlife cruises.
Anacortes offers a breathtaking wildlife environment and is perfect place to enjoy observe the resident Orca whale pods and other marine life, as well as the impressive bird popluation.