Hailing frequency: VHF 78A
Located on the southwest side of beautiful Orcas Island, in Washington State, the marina has long been a destination and way point for boaters and travelers of the Pacific Northwest.
As those who have spent time at Deer Harbor would attest, this beautiful marina centrally located in the San Juan Islands is an ideal destination or summer cruising base for the islands as well as a quiet winter getaway. Open year round, the marina offers reduced rates during the winter season.
Families enjoy beach combing and playing on one of the best beaches in the San Juan Islands. Hotel accommodations and dining are located nearby. Transportation around the island is offered by taxi or shuttle bus to other Orcas Island attractions. Kenmore Air has regular scheduled float plane service from Seattle/Lake Union to the marina. Ferry service is available from Anacortes to Orcas Island, and island hopping is easy to other San Juan Island locations.
Deer Harbor has modern dock facilities with side ties up to 120’, a full service grocery store and restaurant; including beer and wine sales, as well as a convenient fuel dock and pump-out facilities
Easy booking through Dockwa. Called when in sight, prompt response and easy instructions. Nice guy caught our lines, welcomed us, and gave us a very cordial orientation. First Class marina!!!!!
Peaceful. Great dock hands , small store and restaurant. Clean showers and restrooms.
Our favorite marina in the San Juans. Beautiful, convenient, charming and quiet. The marina staff is attentive, helpful and friendly. Deer Harbor is the marina we like to go to disconnect and relax.
Great staff, beautiful facility!!!
The dock help is excellent. Deer Harbor is a beautiful setting, with a handy little store and good food options.
Excellent excellent Thanks
The docks are wider then is typical so it’s possible to sit and watch the day go by. The location is gorgeous and the walk to the south along the road to the path is great in any weather
Great place good food and clean restrooms
The marina staff were friendly and helpful. Deer Harbor marina is charming, with clean bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, food, store, and boat tours within steps. A wonderful jumping off point to exploring other islands as well.
Dock staff met us pulling in and helped with the lines. Good docks. Store had the basics but not much more. Short hours for store.
Friendly dock staff and marina office folks. Easy to make reservation. Assignment made after hailing. Blowing 13 knots so line handlers were around to assist if needed. COVID made local restaurant options limited. Easy 1/2 mile walk to Deer Harbor Inn with nice outdoor patio. Marina facilities (Showers etc) open but didn’t feel up to cleanliness standards found other marinas on this trip. Water limited. No boat rinse and strongly suggested not to fill onboard fresh water tanks. However good option if linking up with fly-in family or friends with timeshare resort cabins above marina and seaplane service linking to Seattle. Post COVID access to resort pool BBQ area etc for marina guests will be nice addition.
Will definitely be staying again. All the right amenities, and maintained beautifully during COVID. Will bring the family next time!
Such an idyllic place hidden from the elements. The undertone of yesteryear with a quaint Harbor town being greeted by locals and the beauty of nature in the PNW. The marina staff are all very accommodating, pleasant and helpful. A must do while boating in the San Juan Islands.
Great spot staff was great very friendly, the staff working the dock lines were the best in the islands
Dock staff really good this year.
We certainly enjoyed Deer Harbor. A nice slow pace after a couple of nights in Roche.
Always nice and clean. Great help at the dock. Great pizza. Wonderful walks on county roads.
Friendly staff, helped us during our boat problem. Will come back
First time to Deer Harbor Marina and it was outstanding! Extremely helpful and friendly staff that went out of their way to assist to make our visit memorial. Great facilities...clean, well maintained and stocked. Easy access to fuel and pump out point. Store and snack bar were great! Highly recommend a stopover. We will return in future San Juan Island cruises!👍😀
We love this marina! Very friendly and helpful staff, right on the dock when we arrived if we needed help. Store has Ice and enough provisions, great pizza and sandwiches to order up. Beautiful setting, nice hiking nearby and kayaking up or around the bay with lots of birds.
Deer Harbor Marina is a treat. The showers and bathrooms are clean. Showers require purchase of a token. There is a small marina store on the dock with a pizza joint across the street. What we like most though is the laid back vibe of the place.
Wonderful place to stay for a few nights. Quite, clean and beautiful! We’ll definitely be back!
Great marina! Friendly staff, clean facilities. Beautiful and peaceful!
They were courteous and helped at the dock with masks on. Store, grill and pizza were all fab. Still a favorite spot.
We love Deer Harbor and the staff are always friendly!
Very helpful and courteous dock hands. WiFi was non existent, even using theirs. Ice was useless as it had holes in center of cube, no block ice.
Your marina staff is the best! The help getting moored the attitude the great response to any issues, they r the best. This is why we keep coming back.
Simply a beautiful spot. Nice size, nice beach, good ice cream
Great crew and very safe during Covid-19 pandemic. Lovely harbor.
We love staying at Deer Harbor!! Staff is friendly and helpful. Fellow boaters are respectful and friendly also. Scenery is amazing! Just wish the fireworks were on the 4th. But otherwise perfect.
Dock conditions were good, staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Only "ding" is that wifi was not reliable
Loved it! Wonderful people! Great showers! Yummy food! Was happy the team there was supporting mask wearing. Thank you!
Friendly staff, beautiful marina with nice clean restrooms with showers. Store has a few necessities and a menu for breakfast and lunch and delicious ice cream cones! Good coffee and latte’s too!!
We love deer Harbor So quaint and Mark the manager is awesome
Clean facilities and docks. Staff helpers assisting with your lines. Grocery is small, but has minimum supplies for your needs. Grill/cafe has good grill food and yummy Lopez island ice cream! Love the hot showers. Slightly priced high for a small place. Overall, great location and marina.
Good except for wearing the stupid masks and social distancing.
I have stayed in this marina for many years in my once 25, now 29 Searay with the family - what a lovely spot! Very protected from weather, peaceful unpretentious vibe, friendly boat neighbors. They have a nicely stocked store with the best egg and cheese croissants for breakfast, nice shower area and a pool you can access on hot summer days . There’s a relatively new cider and pizza place across the road, and an Inn on top of the hill for dinner with a killer view of the area. It’s quiet most evenings , so if you’re looking for evening rowdiness, this isn’t your spot.
Great Marina, friendly staff. Had to pay for showers which should be included in slip fees.
Very clean and beautiful area. Complete with pool and excellent staff. Would have liked to see more selection in the store, but it must also be hard to stock a store for a limited population.
Nice marina with grill onsite and transient public bus service on Fri Sat Sun to tour island Delicious dinner at Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant with courtesy car pick up from marina
Love Deer Harbor!! Docks are good and service is wonderful!!!