First soak up the warmth in the hand milled island cedar sauna, then take a cold plunge in the bay, followed by a rinse in the outdoor shower. It is the perfect way to clear your mind and truly relax into your island getaway.

The sauna is available to guests only, and must be requested in advance. There are towels located in the sauna for your use.

Hours of operation are typically 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. when requested.


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Boat Launch

Guests - No charge
Non-guests $5 in/ $5 out


Guests - No charge (please reserve in advance)

Non-guests - subject to availability $35/night

Boat (no motor)

We have 12 and 14 foot aluminum rowboats. They are provided free of charge for our guests use. Simply fill out a waiver and check out a boat. They are available during office hours.

You may bring your own small motor if you prefer.


Bring your own or use our sit-on-top doubles or singles. Just make sure you sign the waiver and wear a life jacket. Available for check out during our office hours. Guests only - No charge.


**You must be 16 years of age or older, or have a parent/ guardian with you in order to take out our boats or kayaks.** 

boat charter

We are thrilled to offer you the best of the best when it comes to boat charters. Rising Tide Charters is now partnering with Guemes Island Resort to pick up guests right on the beach and take you for an unforgettable adventure! Reservations Required. Call or Inquire at Front Desk to set up a tour!

34’ aluminum Voyager cruises at 30 knots, seats 6 people, has a bathroom on board and offers a variety of tours, or customize your own tour.

Package Tours:

~ Deception Pass – Swirling waters, steep cliffs and two 180’ high bridges connect the waters of the Swinomich with the San Juans.

~ Crabbing/Shrimping – Drop pots, go beach combing on a secluded beach or search for wildlife then return to harvest your bounty. Cook your catch right on board! (2 licenses and 2 sets of gear included)

~ Fishing – Go bottom fishing! Ling Cod, True Cod, Rockfish, Halibut, Sole, Flounder, Black Bass and Snapper (dependent on the seasons) Poles, line and lures are provided.

~ Fossil Fun – The banks of Sucia Island are etched with fossils and Washington State Parks lists Sucia Island as the “crown jewel in the State Marine Park System.” Cruise the rocky shorelines of nearly 10 islands. See where an 80-million-year-old dinosaur fossil was excavated in 2012.

~ Lighthouses – Explore one of the 3 lighthouses not accessible by ferry. Land at the beach, hike to the lighthouse of your choice (Burrows, Stuart or Patos) and visit the living history.

~ Wildlife Search – The San Juan Islands are home to whales, seals, sea lions, deer, bald eagles and more. If there is an animal that you have been eager to see, we will do our best to find it. Wildlife abounds, beauty surrounds!

~ Vendovi Island Preserve – Over 200 acres of protected land and almost 3 acres of protected shoreline. Seals, seagulls and waves of wildflowers call this peaceful place home.

~ Kayaking, Exploring – Bring your gear, your dog and your spirit of adventure! Go to the places that the ferries don’t go. You are welcome to bring bicycles, kayaks or paddle boards.

~ Leap to Lopez – Your tour will take you to the Southeast corner of Lopez to search for seals, bald eagles and the occasional Giant Pacific Octopus!

Pricing: 6 people = $55, 5 people = $66, 4 people = $82.50, 3 people = $110, 2 people = $166 (prices are per hour/ per person) or Customize your own charter for $330 per hour.

*** Now available – Guemes Island Resort Transport – Tired of waiting in line for the ferry? Transportation directly to the resort from Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes is now available. 20 minutes door-to-door from Cap Sante Marina to Guemes Island Resort! Up to 6 people, luggage and your dog for one flat rate of $100 one way.



Massage Therapy

We offer traditional Swedish/deep tissue massage therapy by appointment only. These appointments are open to resort guests and non-guests. 


Swedish Massage ~ 60 min. $80 / 90 min. $110

Aromatherapy Massage ~ 60 min $85 / 90 min $115

Therapeutic / Deep Tissue Massage ~ 60 min $90 / 90 min. $120

Prenatal Massage ~ 60 min $90 / 90 min. $120

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Recreation Room

Hours: 9:30 AM–9:30 PM

The communal recreation room is located on the ground floor of the Guemes House. This large, open plan room is great for group get-togethers and has a fantastic view of the Islands and Mt. Baker.

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Amenities include:

  • Ping-Pong table

  • Foosball table

  • Communal Freezer

  • Lending library

  • Television with DVD player

  • DVD lending library

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Miscellaneous indoor games and puzzles

  • Outdoor games (croquet, checkers, bats and balls, Bocce ball, horseshoes, etc...)

  • Covered outdoor area with large charcoal grill, picnic table and crab cooker

Gift Shop

We offer an excellent selection of Beer, Wine, Spirits & Sake. 

We serve and sell Caffe Vita & Guemes Sunrise coffee. 

Additionally we sell bagged ice, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, frozen pizza, and charcoal briquets for grilling. 

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Come check out the Guemes Island Resort gift shop!

We offer many unique and interesting items, snacks, beverages, and gift items - most of which are local and hand made.

Slow Loris - Original design screen printed tee shirts - Island made

Shadowcast - Photo cards and custom photographic art prints - Island made

One Love Pottery - Handmade ceramic mugs

Ancient Dragonfly - Hand crafted soaps and skin care products - Local

Mitrecraft - Unique and beautiful key chains and bookmarks - Island made

Theo and many other wonderful Chocolates

Caffe Vita Coffees

Guemes Sunrise Coffees - Island made

Riptide Seafood smoked salmon - Island made

Loki Seafood canned salmon

Island Trollers canned albacore

Misty Fjords salmon jerky

Chicaoji hot sauce - Lopez Island made.

Drinks, milk, half & half, cheeses, chips, crackers and other snacks.

Guemes Island Resort tee shirt, hooded sweatshirt, water bottles, pint glasses, wine glasses, koozies, coffee cups, and many other wonderful items.

Hot tub

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The Dutchtub is a wood-fired, hot tub. The tub accommodates 2-4 people at a time. The Dutchtub is filled with fresh water, and stocked with firewood! All you have to do is keep the fire going, stir the tub and enjoy! Dutchtub rental cost is $75.00 per day or $140 for 2 days.