2013 Anacortes Salmon Derby

2013 Anacortes Salmon Derby
Friday March 29-Sunday March 31st

It’s that time of the year again for the Anacortes Salmon Derby!

Participants in the Anacortes Salmon Derby have a shot at $25,000 in purse money and many other wonderful prizes.  There are prize categories for women, youth and active military.  Included in the entry fee is launching at the Anacortes Cap Sante marina, 3 nights of moorage, a ticket to the fishing film festival on Friday night, a Saturday afternoon gathering, and a lunch on Sunday! Tickets for the 2013 Anacortes Salmon Derby are now sold out.  But don’t get distraught anglers there is still time to get on the waiting list!

The Anacortes Salmon Derby helps raise money for scholarship funds for students wanting to get into the field of fish science. There have been more than $163,000 in scholarships awarded in past years and it is a great opportunity to support local Anacortes students.

The Cap Sante Marina is already filling up with fishermen from Skagit County and all over and it is sure to be a spectacular weekend in beautiful Anacortes!

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 29

Limited Free Moorage available at  Anacortes Cap Sante Marina

5:00 PM – Optional All Anglers Meeting,
Free Fishing Seminar & Door prizes

■  Great Anacortes Fishing Film Festival
It’s Friday Night at the Movies at the
Anacortes Salmon Derby
–  Prizes for the Best Videos
■  Door Prizes

Saturday, March 30

5:00am……………..Free Coffee and Donuts
6:00am…………………………Fishing Starts
6:00pm………………………….Scale Closes
10:00am –  6:00pm…  ……Weigh in at Tent
4:00pm – 7:00pm……………No Host Social
Beer Garden & Chili
6:00pm……………………………Door Prizes

Sunday, March 31

5:00am……………….Free Coffee and Donuts
6:00am………………………….Fishing Starts
12:00pm…………………………Scale Closes
9:00am – 12:00pm……..….Weigh in at Tent
12:00pm – 2:00pm…….Complimentary BBQ
1:30pm – 2:30pm……..…Awards Ceremony
2:30pm………………..……….50/50 Drawing

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The Anacortes Christmas Boat Parade

Guemes Channel will be lighting up with the annual Anacortes “Flotilla” Boat Parade!

Come watch the boats sail down Guemes Channel all decked out for the holidays! This event will be held from 5-8 p.m. on  Saturday, December 15 along Guemes Channel.

Boat Route:  The Boats will form a line in Fidalgo Bay, outside of Cap Sante Marina and head west down the Guemes Channel.  They will make a U-turn at the  center channel marker, about one mile east of the Washington State Ferry terminal (This event is subject to weather).

If you interested in Anacortes boat moorage or homes  for sale with a dock, call Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Free Anacortes Boat Show

The 16th annual Anacortes Spring Boat Show will be held March 23rd-25th at the Anacortes Waterfront!  Last year’s show was lots of fun and this year’s show is set to be even better!

Cap Sante Anacortes

Cap Sante Boat Haven in Anacortes, WA

The Anacortes Cap Sante Boat Haven, located at 1019 Q Avenue, will be host to more than 75 boats, new and pre-owned ranging up to 65 feet!   Vendors participating in the The Anacortes Spring Boat Show will be located under the big white tent so come and shop for marine electronics, rigging, and marine services.

What makes this show so special other than it is in our georgeous city?  The Anaocortes Boat Show is FREE!  Free parking and free admission!

2010 Anacortes Fall Boat Show

Show Location: Cap Santé Marina
Anacortes, Washington

 Show Date:    October 1 -3, 2010

Over 70 boats of every type and style are brought to the docks especially for this FREE event, so you’ll want to wear your most comfortable boat shoes and be ready to stay all day at the ANACORTES BOAT SHOW!

Established by a cooperative of Anacortes yacht brokers and dealers, there’s plenty of experience on hand, to answer all of your questions, as you walk the docks.

A decidedly casual event, boaters from all over the United States and Canada make it a point to be at CAP SANTÉ MARINA each year to enjoy the boats, the scenery, and hopefully a little Northwest sunshine!

Coldwell Banker Island Living can help you find that perfect home for you and your boat. For more information or give a Coldwell Banker Island Living Agent a call to answer any questions you may have, 360-293-4511.

Trawler Fest 2010 in Anacortes

Anacortes, Washington May 20-22, 2010
Cap Sante Boat Haven, Port of Anacortes

Boat show hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Seminars: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (Thursday through Saturday)

We are thrilled to announce our third year of the Trawler Festival in Anacortes, Washington! Situated on picturesque Fidalgo Island, the city is the gateway for Washington’s ferry run to the San Juan Islands and Victoria, B.C. Anacortes, commonly referred to as “the drive-to island,” is easily accessible and boasts a beautiful waterfront and marina, a charming downtown center, and a friendly community.

About Anacortes

Anacortes is host to Washington’s largest fishing fleet and home to several prominent marine-related businesses. As you pass through the welcoming arch through downtown Anacortes’ Main Street, you experience the strong nautical flavor and history that this town offers. Boutique shops, eateries, galleries, antique malls, and more flank the tree-lined street. Within walking distance are several parks, theaters, and Cap Sante Boat Haven Marina, the site of the Anacortes Trawler Fest! For travel information, go to Travel Information Page.


For those requiring a hotel room, we have blocked off rooms in several hotels in the Anacortes area. Rooms fill up quickly so act fast! For more information, please go to Anacortes Hotel Accommodations.

The Marina And Coming By Boat

We have reserved slip space at the Cap Sante Boat Haven at the Port of Anacortes for exhibitor and some private boats (priority given to those who sign-up for the three-day package)  Space is limited so we encourage you to register early. For information about the marina, go to: Anacortes Marina Accommodations.


Registration is now open! To ensure full availability and to save money, we encourage you to pre-register via the online registration or by calling the PassageMaker/Trawler Fest office at our toll-free number: 888.487.2953.  ($50 processing fee for event cancellation is nonrefundable.)

Join us in Anacortes in 2010 and experience learning and the fun!

Anacortes: The Boating Capital of the NW

One more reason that BOATERS LOVE ANACORTES!

The boating enthusiasts of Anacortes, gateway to the San Juan Islands, will soon have a new small boat hoist at the Cap Sante Marina.  A ribbon cutting ceremony on the P/Q dock is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 9. 

The old pier has been replaced with a new 14-ft. wide concrete surface, a 2-ton crane and hoist system, and a hand railing along with piling and new staging floats.

 To learn more about the Anacortes marinas and boating facilities, or perhaps, a home with a dock, contact one of the experienced REALTORS at COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND LIVING in Anacortes.

You can reach us at  360-293-4511 or visit us at  3110 Commercial Ave.  Our real estate agents are available to help you  7 days a week.

Anacortes Moorage For Sale

Prior to being known as “A Natural Destination”, Anacortes was known as the gateway to the San Juan Islands as it is a great place to keep your boat in you want to cruise through the San Juan Islands.

Anacortes offers a lot of moorage for boats to lease by the month or year, transient overnight moorage, and also condo moorage which you can purchase.  These are also often called dockominiums.

In years past there have been long waiting lists for boat slips to purchase but we currently have several for sale.

Fidalgo Marina is considered to be one of the best marinas on the west coast and has excellent covered moorage, a full time harbormaster, a large fully equipped club house with a kitchen, sauna, hot tub, and library, laundry facilities, storage lockers, gated parking area, concrete docks, and large cash reserves. 
Anacortes Marina has covered and uncovered slips.  It has ample parking, laundry facilities, full time management staff and easy access to town. 

Skyline Marina is located the closest to the Islands.  Skyline is a large marina with several divisions.  It has laundry facilities, lots of parking, and the marina area has a nice restaurant, store, fuel, and boat launch.  It is also home to several yacht charter companies. We also have several homes listed for sale with docks!  To see the 1 Bedroom Condo listed with a 33.5+/- foot moorage contact Jean.

No matter what your real estate needs are, we have a real estate professional that can help you find the right property.  We are the waterfront experts in Anacortes, La Conner, Shelter Bay, and throughout Western Washington.   If you do not know which island you want to live on, we can help! 

If you are interested in more information you can contact any of the agents listed about at 360.293.4511.

Anacortes Waterfront Home for Lease

Looking to moor your boat right in front of your home?!

Exceptional Waterfront Home with Dock for Lease – Skyline             2306 Dover Drive     Anacortes,WA  98221

This exquisite Skyline waterfront home features a 50+/- ft newer dock complete with gas, power & water.  Nestled on Flounder Bay, enjoy the boating activity while relaxing on the expansive deck right at waters edge, or while soaking in the hot tub.

This gracious home is 2442 sq ft and beautifully appointed with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on one level.  No joyful feature has been withheld!  From the river rock fireplaces, high beamed ceilings, wall of windows that beckons you out to waters edge  to the true chef’s dream kitchen with slab granite counter tops, cooks island, custom cabinetry, expansive eating bar, Dacor cook top, Electrolux double oven, 2 drawer dishwasher and warming drawer this waterfront sanctuary pens a story of fond memories and celebrations!  

The waterside master bedroom suite features delightful spa-like bath.  All bathrooms feature Nuheat heated floors, and are elegantly appointed. Enjoy a built-in sound system through out the home, or just curl up in front of one of the cozy river rock gas fireplaces and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Nestled against a beautiful backdrop of mature manicured grounds this waterfront island retreat is sure to please.

$3,000/month on yearly lease + $5,000 Deposit. No pets/Non-smoking, Credit/History Screening.  Available November 2009

Marine Technology Center Update

The new marine technology center in Anacortes is scheduled to open next year – 2010!

The $5.3 million facility was made possible by a partnership of Skagit Valley College, the Port of Anacortes, the Northwest Career and Technical Academy and the Anacortes Campus of the Marine Technology Center.

The 15,000 square foot campus is located west of Seafarers’ Memorial Park in Anacortes.  The initial phase will include 4 programs to  help train and prepare workers for the thriving marine industry in Anacortes.  The programs will be available to both high school and college students.

Another reason that Anacortes is a great place to live!