San Juan Sailboat Charters
Prior to arriving in Bellingham, Please review the information below. If you have any questions please call us at 1-800-599-0489.
When you arrive on the day of your departure we will go over the yachts inventory and systems with you. This review will include a plethora of information including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, winches, kitchen inventory and floatation devices.
At SJSC our first priority is your safety. You will then need to become familiar and comfortable with all of the safety equipment on board. Before you leave on your vacation you will be fully prepared and totally comfortable with your vessel.
As the Captain of your vessel, you will be asked to pilot your yacht out of the slip, into Bellingham Bay. While doing so, your SJSC representative will discuss your vessels handling capabilities. You will then return the yacht to its slip, showing your representative your ability to dock the vessel. At that time you will have an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have. It is important for you to feel comfortable with your yacht and its capabilities.
We want to get your vacation started as soon as possible, so we ask that you not load your belongings onto the yacht until the checkout has been completed.
Once your Check-Out is complete and the paper works is finished, you and your crew can load your yacht and begin your journey into the stunning San Juan Islands.
Cruising Into Canada
There are specific customs and regulations which must be followed when traveling into international waters. A Passport or a copy of a Birth Certificate for minors is necessary for customs. If you are a resident from another country you will need to bring a current passport and/or visa. Some restriction may apply if you are the skipper /charterer and of Canadian citizenship when reentering Canadian waters. It is important for you to know all customs and regulations before entering international waters.
For more informatioin visit Canada Border Service Agency.
For information regarding re-entry into the US please visit US Customs and Border Protection Fact Sheet.
Sailboats at Anchor
Linens and Towels
To keep costs down, SJSC does not provide linens or towels on any of their boats. You will need to bring aboard your own Linens, pillows, pillow cases, blankets and towels.
Sorry, no pets are allowed on any of our vessels.
Sorry, no smoking is allowed below decks on any of our vessels.
Fishing and Crabbing
For those of you interested in fishing and crabbing, you will need to acquire a resident or nonresident Washington State License.
Click on the links to download forms. Please send completed forms to email@example.com
Transportation and Local Accomodations
- Click here for map and directions.
- San Juan Airlines - 360-293-4691
- Enterprise Car Rentals - 360-293-4325
- Bellingham Airporter Shuttle Service
SeaTac Airport to Port of Bellingham
Toll free 800-423-4219
- USave Auto One Way Car Rental - 360-293-8686
Early Sleep Aboard Option
The night before your charter we offer this service for $50 a night. Check in is a 6pm Friday.
Daily Insurance fee covers any hull and machinery damage aboard your charter vessel during your charter vacation. Details of insurance is covered in our Charter Contract Form.