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Chartering at its finest.

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Located in Anacortes, the “Gateway to the San Juan Islands”, Anacortes Yacht Charters has established itself as the leading charter company with the largest selection of power and sail boats available for bareboat charter and crewed charters in the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and as far north as Alaska.

To book a bareboat or skippered yacht charter contact us at: 800-233-3004 or

Yacht Charter

A private yacht charter is your ticket to a Pacific Northwest vacation of a lifetime. Choose to bareboat charter a powerboat or sailboat for a hands-on adventure. Or, hire a skipper for a more guided experience. A few of our larger boats require a crew and are shown on the crewed yacht page.

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Yacht Ownership

If you own a boat, or are pondering a purchase, consider placing your boat into charter service. This a great option to help offset the cost of ownership, earn real tax advantages, use our in-house service department for year-round care of your boat, and use your boat when you want.

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News and Announcements

Seven New Boats for 2024 Season

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We are happy to announce that our Power Yacht Fleet has grown by seven boats! All of these boats have…

AYC acquires Crown Yacht Charters

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AYC has acquired Crown Yacht Charters following the untimely passing of Larry Dent, CYC’s owner/manager. The AYC team is honored…
Years in Business
Different Islands Visited
Successful Charters
Our Guarantee

Should you have a breakdown during your charter, we will complete repairs within four hours of notification for any vessel within 20 miles of our charter base.

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Featured Boat


32′ Nordic Tug

Artemis is new to the fleet for 2024 and a great little tug. Be one of the first to gunkhole the islands and explore Northwest waters in this classic design. The master stateroom comfortably sleeps two, and the salon converts to a double berth for extra guests. Fuel efficient, and a quiet comfortable ride.
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Featured Boat Weekly Special

Book 6 Nights and Get the 7th Night Free
in Red and Gold Seasons.

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We offer a number of standard discounts for our loyal customers, for multi-week charters, and for organized flotillas. In addition, we provide seasonal promotions and other special discounts.

Please view our Specials page to see the offers that are currently available.

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We are proud to be celebrating our 45th Anniversary in 2024. Over the years, our crew pioneered mini-fleet management and provided over 16,000 charter trips – illustrating our commitment to quality and customer service.


Stepping aboard a charter vessel that is clean, well-maintained, and includes a breakdown guarantee gives you peace of mind and better ensures the quality of your charter experience on every boat in our fleet.


Our charter fleet includes a variety of styles of power yachts, sailing yachts and crewed yachts from 27’ to 70’ to suit nearly any small group of friends and family.