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Escape the ordinary with a San Juan Islands yacht charter vacation.

Adventure awaits

The San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands are some of the most popular cruising areas in the world.

What is it that draws people to these islands? A big reason is because the islands are remote but accessible at the same time. A short drive from Seattle or Vancouver puts you in Anacortes, Washington, the “Gateway to the San Juan Islands.” From there, the San Juan Islands start a mere 15 miles away.

Your Cruise. Your Choice.

Once in the islands, you’ll find quaint both communities and hidden hideaway, all surrounded by a calm inland sea. Seemingly endless miles of coastline and over 100 islands give you plenty of options for exploring and relaxing. Drop anchor in a quiet cove, or tie up at one of the island marinas – it’s your choice when you charter!

Anacortes Yacht Charters has provided San Juan Islands yacht charters for 45 years. We have the largest selection of motor yachts and sailboats in the Northwest. Our experience and fleet mean we can match you with the perfect boat for a trip of lifetime.

To book a bareboat or skippered San Juan Islands yacht charter contact us at:

800-233-3004 or

Big Boat Charter Sale

We are offering our biggest savings on the biggest boats in the fleet.

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Class/Charter Bundle

Save $1,900 and launch or build your bareboat charter resume.

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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. View Guarantee

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 and earn real tax advantages, Use our in-house service department for year-round care of your boat. Arrange time on your boat for yourself as desired.

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News and Announcements

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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


27′ Ranger Tug

Blue is spacious and well-equipped with a cabin boasting a full galley, sleeping accommodations for up to 4, marine head with electric flush and nearly 50 square feet of aft deck space. You can truly enjoy life on the water in this Ranger Tug 27. Experience classic tugboat appeal in this mint condition, fuel efficient, fully equipped little yacht.

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We are proud to be celebrating our 45th Anniversary in 2024. Over the years providing San Juan Islands yacht charters, our crew has pioneered mini-fleet management. Along the way we have provided over 15,000 charter trips – illustrating our commitment to quality and customer service.


All of our charter vessels are clean, well-maintained, and include a breakdown guarantee. We take the risk out of chartering to better ensure the quality of your charter experience.


Our yacht charter fleet includes a variety of power yachts, sailing yachts and crewed yachts from 27’ to 70’.  Make your choice to host nearly any group of friends and family for a magical San Juan Islands yacht charter.