Details for West Sound Marina
Name

West Sound Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.2 stars from 5 reviews

Address PO Box 119, 525 Deer Harbor Rd
Orcas, WA 98280

Phone360-376-2314

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes



VHF channel

16

Web sitewestsoundmarina.net

Email contact

betsy@westsoundmarina.com

Owner, manager

Betsy Wareham

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Caution: Reef off Picnic Island.

Tide

8

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Approximately 300 feet. Reservations accepted but no more than 24 hours in advance.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

No

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Gasoline is ethanol free.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane

Yes

Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry



Grocery



Hardware

Yes - Marine chandlery.

Restaurants

Yes - Restaurant nearby. Hours vary. Summer hours in 2012 are Wednesday through Monday 5 pm-9 pm.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Haulout (30 ton hoist).

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies

Yes

Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Local WiFi at the marina is slow and weak, but it is there. Cellular coverage is poor to non-existant. Verizon has the best coverage, but it is still poor. Coverage is best at the west end of the marina.

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - Float plane service (Kenmore Air).

Other services



Attractions



Reviews for West Sound Marina
Grungy open marina with good resturant 0.5 mi away, 2016-07-11
Captain: , Seattle (10)

Lets just say it is a quaint unique place with dirty bathrooms and a shower full of hair. West Sound Store & Cafe is a good place for dinner www.dreamstayorcas.com/#!cafe/iwjl9



Low Key Great Place, 2014-02-27
Captain: , Issaquah, WA (20)

The owners of this marina, Ian and Kim Wareham, are super nice, and Ian has a great story to share of how he ended up here. They helped us out many years ago, very professionally, and we have stopped back every year since to spend a night or two, buy gas or supplies, as our continuing thanks. This marina is primarily filled with local boats, but the 300' of side-tie guest moorage is well sheltered and convenient to the shore. At low tides, stay VERY close to the float when entering and departing, as it shallows quickly to the south. This is a nice place to kayak and enjoy a quiet respite from busy marinas.

This marina is one of the few spots for a haul out and full service maintenance work in the San Juan Islands.

There is no food at the marina, but a 10 minute walk, just past the Orcas Island Yacht Club facilities, takes one to the West Sound Cafe, with a great view south over the water. Very good food, and reservations recommended.

It seems most boaters zip right past West Sound on their way to Deer Harbor, Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor. Instead, we highly recommend stopping here.



Great Marina for Family, 2012-07-29
Captain: , Anacortes (110)

We have docked here several times and truly enjoy this little marina. They have an affiliation with a local inn up the road that has a nice pool that is great for kids and adults. The store is well-stocked and the bay is nice for kayaking around in with kids...



Nice stop-friendly people!, 2012-04-17
Captain: , Novelty, WA (214)

Great little stop! No amenities per se, but we were looking for a place to tie up, let the kids off for a little leg stretching, and eat our lunch together. West Sound met and exceeded our need! And the lady at the little very well stocked store? A true gem!



We liked it., 2011-04-04
Captain: , Bellingham (110)

Spent one night here and enjoyed it. We rented space at the dock.

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