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.**
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.
~ 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.
*** Order a packed lunch “to go” on all of your adventures! Special Menu and 24 hour notice required. Inquire for details.