Anacortes, Washington




Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island, in the Pacific Northwest. It is conveniently situated halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC and is the destination point for the San Juans and International ferry runs for Washington State. Come explore the island getaway you can drive to, and stroll through our vibrant coastal community.

Amanda Hubik from the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce provides on overview of Anacortes, a charming Pacific Northwest getaway located on Fidalgo Island, Washington, on Big Blend Radio.

Discover for yourself the city’s great and varied places to stay, fresh and local restaurants, relaxing spa treatments, tasty microbrews, interesting shops, historic neighborhoods, unique museums, and 2,500 acres of forestlands for hiking and biking.

Thanks in large part to an extensive public park system, visitors to the Anacortes shoreline can enjoy “bonus time” – a rare opportunity to take a window seat to this island community’s working waterfront.  From restaurant table to picnic table, marina esplanade to historic wooden pier, the city extends opportunities to view some of the water-based businesses and industry that represent vital infusions into the local economy.

It is a true Northwest adventure to watch traffic in and out of local marinas including Cap Sante, which serves as base for two whale watching businesses, a marine service business, Dunlap Tugs and marine spill and recovery vessels. Take the esplanade through the marina, always bustling with activity but particularly busy during spring and summer months. Walk or drive to nearby Seafarers’ Memorial Park, a park dedicated to locals who have lost their lives at sea. Visit the Port fuel dock (Fido’s) near the Lady of the Sea sculpture for an ice cream treat or bring your lunch to enjoy at a picnic table overlooking Fidalgo Bay.

Even annual Anacortes events play up the city’s salt-sprayed surroundings. Bring the entire family and enjoy June’s Waterfront Festival at Cap Sante Marina. Visit the Annual Boat & Yacht Show, Bier on the Pier, and the Spring Wine Festival.  Plan your Anacortes vacation at


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