Weekend of 8/20-22: This would have been our first visit to the La Connor Marina in our trawler. We were looking forward to learning about navigating the slough to the marina as well as celebrating with my son in the town for his birthday. Unfortunately, the unexpected boat repair I wrote about in my Port of Everett Marina review for that same weekend kept us in Everett for another night making it necessary to cancel our reservation for the La Connor marina. Again making reservations via the Dockwa app was a smooth, pleasant experience. The subsequent call to the marina office to cancel our reservation also went smoothly with a very nice, pleasant person, understanding of our situation, assisting at the other end of the phone. Although we still had to pay for a portion of our unused reservation, I knew that from the website and just appreciated how she made the experience hassle-free. We look forward to successfully making the trip to La Connor sometime in the future.
This is the 2nd time we've utilized the Port of Everett guest dock #6 to travel from Bremerton and meet up with my son for his birthday weekend. Each visit has been super enjoyable! Even with COVID19, working with the marina office via email and app went smoothly to make reservations. We even had to request an additional day's stay due to an onboard, unexpected (broken water line!), repair necessary and extending our stay went as smooth as the initial reservation request. The marina bathroom and shower facility is one of the nicest I've been in of all Puget Sound marinas and after working on our boat repair, that was really a welcome experience. Beside its close proximity to the north Puget Sound boating destinations as well as the San Juan Islands, the marina itself is clean, nice, relatively quiet, with interesting, helpful boating guests. Our only complaint was the behavior of some of the local boaters exiting either the marina dock entrances or the fuel dock who were rude and didn't seem to know, or care about, rules of the road, common courtesy or safe commuting. As we tried to approach the guest dock we had several boats cut us off from the inside, cut directly in front of us as we were turning from the channel to the dock instead of swing wide to the west on their way to the channel exit, or excessively speeding inside the no-wake zone. We will definitely be utilizing the Port of Everett marina again in the future!!