Chapter 5 - North Puget & Possession Sounds and Saratoga Passage

Mainland ports of call like Edmonds and Everett offer not only full service marinas, but they also boast attractions and activities uniquely their own. Edmonds’ waterfront parks, fishing pier, and underwater park for divers are notable while Everett’s Jetty Island, pedestrian esplanade and Farmers Market are worth checking out. On the west side of the Sound, across from Edmonds, the Port of Kingston Marina is also centrally located with easy access to local services and attractions.  A park at the head of the visitors dock makes the perfect place for a picnic or to enjoy annual free "Concerts On The Cove" held here each summer.    Whidbey Island, mid-way between Seattle and the San Juan Islands, has some unique ports, as well. Oak Harbor, host of the Annual Whidbey Island Race Week (featuring some of the best racing in the region), is a great stop. From here, boaters can explore both ends of the Island via a free bus that stops at the Oak Harbor Marina. Langley is also a nice get away for boaters with lots of fun things to do in the area- ride horses, scuba dive, hike, bike or try your hand at blowing glass.

Port of South Whidbey IslandPort of EdmondsOak Harbor MarinaPort of Kingston

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Now in its 39th year, Northwest Boat Travel is a unique cruising guide containing twenty geographically arranged chapters presenting descriptions and useful information about the ports-of-call, anchorages, bays, inlets, waterways, marine parks, marina and resort facilities, fuel docks, services, and things to see and do along coasts and islands of Washington, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska.