Deer Harbor Marina

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5164 Deer Harbor Rd.
Deer Harbor, WA 98243
48° 37' 11.97'', -123° 0' 7.55''
360-376-3037
VHF Ch. 78
$2.65/ft - $3/ft
www.deerharbormarina.com
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Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Deer Harbor Marina
Fuel
Last Updated: May 17, 2024 1:13PM

Diesel $5.63

Gas Regular $6.25

Gas Premium $6.25

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Awards


Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2020Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2021Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2022Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


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. We also have a fantastic pool that is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The pool is located across the street and heated. 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 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 112’, a full service grocery store and restaurant; including beer and wine sales, as well as a convenient fuel dock and pump-out facilities.

Please let the marina know upon check-in if your reservation was made without electric options for possible price adjustment.

Berth Capacity


Slips:110
Moorings:2
Linear Docks:100 Feet

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:0.0 Meters
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:0.0 Meters
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Long Term Storage:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
ATM:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Yes
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Restaurants:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Max. Vessel LOA:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:120.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Meters
Live Aboard:Yes
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Beautiful location and very pleasant staff!

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Been visiting Deer Harbor since childhood and by boat since 2000. This was best visit yet. Place looks great, fully staffed, friendly and very clean, yet still the same quaint Deer Harbor. Love it!

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Nice people and nice facilities. Dock crew was helpful.

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Great stay, friendly staff. Thank you.

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Great marina and friendly staff. Would be nice with upgraded decking though so the splinters don’t get caught in ropes.

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Love, love, love Deer Harbor Marina — so many accolades — it’s simply my favorite - can’t wait to be back with “Silver Moon.” Many thanks to Marc, Jeff, Jamie and the rest of the wonderful staff!

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Although the docks are a little tight and made of wood, Deer Harbor is a wonderful place and the staff there is incredible. We’ll be going back for a long time.

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Always love Deer Harbor Marina! Staff is always great, ready to grab lines, friendly and accommodating. Facilities are always clean, neat and tidy! And for some reason most boaters who frequent Deer Harbor are equally friendly, engaging and uplifting…

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Great fairly well protected marina on an amazing island. Very convenient to Friday and Roche and my other favorite island locations and about 20 mins from the ferry landing and Eastsound for restaurants and shopping. One thing I like is their quick response to inquiries for marina space, response in one day! Helpful dock hands to help when arriving to the marina. Pumpout conveniently located on the fuel dock which is very easy to navigate to since it's at the entrance to the marina. I am typically in the D-dock which is more exposed to the winds. The only down side to the marina is trash disposal, because the dumpsters are right off the street and accessible to anyone you have to go during office hours to get a key so plan ahead, we often end up having to take our trash with us because we are leaving so early and forgot to take it out the day before. Orcas Island is amazing and if you don't have a vehicle you can contact a rental agency on the island and they will have it waiting for you at the marina.

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Very nice Marina, amenities and staff. Have always enjoyed staying in Deer Harbor and this time did not disappoint.

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Wonderful place to stay. Very friendly staff and this facility had everything we needed.

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Deer Harbor is a truly delightful place.. Opportunities for long walks on a gorgeous public path. Washer/dryers available... Best showers in the Islands... Very friendly competent staff. We love it.

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Very helpful staff. Nice amenities...pool available, which was hardly occupied and very clean and convenient. Pretty setting!

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Very nice marina, friendly management and staff.

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Very enjoyable stay. Safe and quiet marina.

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Clean quiet Marina. Very helpful staff. Great place to relax or rent a car to tour Orcas Island.

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Hospitable, accommodating, good humoured. The amenities are thought out and well-managed. The staff is exemplary.

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Lovely people. Looking forward to coming back.

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We arrived in our sailboat after an 8 hour passage in the wind and rain. We called the Harbor Master upon arrival for our slip assignment and he was very courteous and helpful. Their dock crew met us at our slip and helped us tie up. The facility is charming and clean with a store, restrooms, laundry and showers, on the pier. There are two restaurants within walking distance, one of which is at the top of the pier. They have cocktails and great pizzas. We love to visit every year and we will be going back. Love this place!!

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One of our favorite marinas. Always a joy to stay at Deer Harbor.

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Marc at DH was very helpful and flexible. The pizza place up the ramp was very convenient as well. Unfortunately, it’s a 20 minute drive to town, and there’s no convenient shuttle, so you have to rent an expensive car.

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Beautiful marina; great staff. Always helpful and welcoming

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Nice to be greeted by staff to bring boat in. Checking in was friendly and quick. BBQs in great shape.

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We always like Deer Harbor. Nice calm vibe, well stocked and small grocery, super clean restrooms and showers. Very helpful staff.

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Such a friendly marina with good facilities.

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Friendly dockhand, nice dock, great hamburger, good BBQ recommendation. Excellent weather, and the Aurora Borealis!

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Very easy to make reservations with Deer Harbor. They have the cleanest bathrooms and shower rooms. Thank you.

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Friendly, low-key, capable, charming place

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Me and the wife had an awesome time there, dear harbor. You are the most friendliest and accommodating people that we have met. And I’m not just saying that because we met a lot. Very professional at helping assist boats in and out of the marina as needed. What a warm welcome. We will be back.

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May 2024, Deer Harbor is a favorite of ours! Mark, Nicole, and all of the staff go out of their way to make each visit special. Their happy "can-do" attitude is always present. The store is well stocked, and always seems to have just what we need. Restrooms, showers and laundry facilities are clean, warm, and conveniently located. Deer Harbor Inn, Matthew's Smokehouse, and Island Pie (Pizza/Italian) are all within walking distance, and offer delicious dining options. The marina coffee and lunch grill is right on the dock, and it is very good as well. We look forward to our next visit to Deer Harbor.

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Great place to stop along the way. Fun little store and great people on the dock

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People were friendly and place is perfect

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Good services and dock crew.

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Excellent staff, very helpful. Great stay during off season.

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The help, the view and good neighbors .

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Generally quite good. Pump out was out of order, 2 of your 7 minutes in the shower are cold.

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Great customer service! This is a great marina to stay at.

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Very nice ,staff ,docks ,all round .

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We love Deer Harbor. It’s just the right amount of easy going simplicity, amenities, great staff and incredible beauty. This was our 6th year and we will be coming back !

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We had a great stay. Everyone on the dock was very friendly and helpful. The staff and offices were dog friendly.

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We had a super great stay at Deer Harbor. Friendly staff, dog friendly. We love it! Marc and staff are great! It was a quiet marina this trip! See you next May!

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I’ve been to Alaska and back, and Deer Harbor remains one of my favorites.

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Awesome spot. Clean facilities. Fun staff. Absolutely perfect! Never want to leave.

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Response and helpful staff. Great weather. Clean facilities. Tasting offerings at the dock store.

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The marina staff is the best. Meet every boat arriving, easy to communicate with on the radio. Best dock crew in the area. Enjoy coming to Deer Harbor.

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Great staff and marina. Love the flowers, the market and laundry.

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Attended the 2023 Wooden Boat Rendezvous at the Deer Harbor Marina. Located in a beautiful and serene setting, we found the Marina staff to be friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Helpful dock hands. Clean facility

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Beautiful marina and the friendliest crew in the San Juans.

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Great marina, great people.

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Everyone was courteous and kind. Dock hands were helpful. Labor Day weekend was busier than usual but nothing that couldn’t be handled by the staff here!

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Helpful, positive staff. Super fun local organized event. We will be back!

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Wonderful marina for families.

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Decent showers and bathroom and had help with pumpout

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Great stop in Deer Harbor. Loved the little store & cafe. Thanks for the showers!

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One of our favorite spots! The marina staff and the staff of all the businesses are all so nice.

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Fun place to stay and nice pool ! Delicious pizza at the restaurant too!

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One of the few marinas we favor. Stayed there ma years times. Always a great experience. Staff friendly and helpful. WIFI upgraded since previous visit.

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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.

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Great marina with very helpful and friendly dockside team!

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All excellent! Washrooms very clean

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The charm and hospitality are great! And the store/cafe on the marina is wonderful!

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Great short stay. Deer Harbor is charming and picturesque. The DHM staff are friendly and helpful. Access to moorage and the fuel dock are easy. Highly recommended.

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Great place; would stay again. Would have given 5 stars if the internet worked. We were out on the A-dock and got nothing. Our friends were on D and had internet.

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All the staff could not have been more helpful!

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A+ for the customer service and state of the amenities (i.e., nice showers). Deck hands were helpful and professional.

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Great Staff. Great Facility. Friendly. Quiet stay.

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Very nice place to visit. The pizza restaurant and the barbecue restaurant were both excellent and we did a hike along the shoreline you’re the restaurant that was quite enjoyable.

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Nice place easy reservation.

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Lots of deck hands to help. Staff throughout the marina great. Bathrooms and showers clean and roomy. The elegant flowers lining the docks are beautiful and so well maintained - add a lot to the facility. Extra amenities including kayak rentals, whale watch tours, gift shop, provisions shop and limited cafe. Across street is Island Pie - flavorful options but service very slow. We stayed 3 nights and would’ve enjoyed additional dining options.

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Quiet and peaceful. Nice store delicious food at the deli. Great pizza at the pizza parlor.

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We love deer harbor marina! It’s always a fun place to stay. Handy store with ice cream. Great beach for tge kids to play at. Warm showers! The only sad part this time was the pool was closed for cleaning.

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Awsome facilities and even better staff that help you at the dock.

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Until this year (2023) I had never been to the San Juan Islands. Now I have been 4 times between March and August. I stayed at Cap Sante in Anacortes and Friday Harbor the first time. The rest of my trips I've stayed at Deer Harbor. This is a very very quiet, very accommodating little marina. The people work extremely hard to keep this place clean, and keep everything working the way it should. The team of employees are always very welcoming towards us and our dogs. The bathrooms and showers are always nearly spotless as well, the store is well stocked too. I will definitely be back for more visits.

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It’s a nice quiet marina

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They got us in when we needed it. This is a small marina, so expect it to be tight. We're 58 feet, they charged us $175. Not cheap...

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Beautiful, clean, quiet marina. Nice showers. Use of the pool at Worldmark.

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Facility is great. Our slip is a bit exposed and lumpy. Smokehouse down the road was open and always good food.

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Nice stay. Scenic Harbor good amenities.

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It was Great! Friendly & helpful staff. Quant & quiet marina. The use of the pool for the kids was perfect.

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Everyone was great and very helpful. You made us feel welcome. I have been coming to Deer Harbor for 40 years, and there is a good reason why. The slip was perfect for my 20' boat. Went to Roche Harbor yesterday and I will never go back. What a bunch of rude, horribly managed dock staff. My 20' boat was not good enough for them. Great job, and hopefully we will see you soon.

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Wonderful time always at Deer Harbor. Great service by marina staff everywhere, except at the fuel dock, where attendants where not very helpful.

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LOVE this place! Marc and his crew provide outstanding service to all boaters. The crabbing is fantastic, and the pedestrian walk along the cliff is awesome. The marina has everything you need from a fast-food restaurant, little general store, laundry, shower and restroom facilities that are extremely clean.

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Very clean and staff very helpful. Great spot off the main drag. Thanks. Will definitely be back. Very soon.

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The stay was wonderful; as is the usual situation. Staff is particularly helpful and friendly. The facilities are clean and functioning as they should. And the location is a joy to visit.

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Great staff and nice facilities.

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Such a helpful group of staff, Wade was amazing and did his best to help us with boat parts from airport. Great spot.

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Love this place. Kids love the ice cream!!!

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Very east to book thru the Dockwa app. Quick response when we arrived on VHF78A and Mariana staff met up to help tie up. Harbor team was informative and helpful. Clean bathrooms and showers. Dock had lots of BBQ and picnic tables for folks to use. Good coffee and ice cream at the General store, Pizza place was very good. Easy to get ebikes dropped off and 9 miles to the main town.

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Lovely spot! Super nice staff and stunningly peaceful views! Easy boat ride to Roche and Friday Harbor for day trips!

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Very nice marina and setting. Great customer service

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We had a great one night stay at Deer Harbor. We went up to the small restaurant across the street and had the most delicious pizza ever! Very home made a very delicious! We were later arriving due to the weather only to find out the office closes at 5 and all dock people are gone by 6. So no help from anyone when we arrived but we did manage to call just before 6 to get our slip assignments. Would definitely go again

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Very friendly staff. Beautiful marina.

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Thanks for letting us stay to 1300 to finish cooking crab! Will return again

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I have always loved Deer Harbor Marina, this year, 2023 it is better than ever! Great dock help. Such nice people to assist on the dock. The store is fun and the ice cream is not to be missed. Good shore power and water. And surprise - the Wi-Fi works now. I will alway come back. Thanks for a wonderful two day stay. Diane Lander, Seattle Yacht Club, Classic Yacht Association

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Welcoming staff, clean bathrooms and showers

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Beautiful location, friendly staff.

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Deer Harbor is a lovely stop. It is well protected and there is good anchorage in addition to the docks and buoys. There is plenty of friendly assistance on the docks during the season. Do keep in mind this is a popular stop for families with busy children (probably because of the pool.)

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Dock hands don’t seem to know how to assist a landing boat in docking. Dock hand just dropped line into the water when thrown to him. Slip assignments sometimes not suitable for the type of boat. Extremely over priced and rated.

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We have an old classic 1937 40ft cruiser - single screw and requested starboard bow in if possible. They gave us the easiest spot in the marina to get into and placed us by another classic. Very impressed with dock masters consideration it was beyond expectations. Dock crew where excellent. Deer Harbour has a great relaxed vibe - great stop.

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We love Marc and his crew! Katie in the Harbor office, Jeff and the mates of the dock team are fantastic. It is a great mellow place to relax and enjoy the San Juan islands.

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Great family place, good staff and nice dock

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Second year in a row. The return trip was better than last year. One of our favorite dock locations in the islands!

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Such a lovely stay. We found everything we needed and the staff is so nice. Our friends had a mechanical issue with their boat and the harbor master was so helpful. The ice cream is a great treat too!

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Excellent as usual. Friendly staff and a quiet atmosphere.

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We love Deer Harbor. The staff is always so friendly, and they always try and keep our group together. We really enjoyed our stay this year.

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Great helpful staff from docking to leaving. Had a very good time. Wish I’ve cream was open later.

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We came over for a little stay-cation from San Juan Island and LOVED our visit at the marina. Well kept, GREAT showers and being able to walk up the dock to a latte in the morning was the best! Definitely will be back for more! Thank you so much!

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Very quiet Marina. They charge a resort-style premium on everything here but lack some of the basics like decent wifi, limited laundry, and a restaurant. They tend to lean on neighboring pizza and bbq restaurants which have horrible service. The pool is shared with a timeshare next door and it’s a lot of fun. There are no bikes or places to roam around nearby. Taxi service is available if you want to go somewhere but there’s no shuttle. Very limited cellular service, so don’t expect to make any calls. They do have a float plane dock which tends to be used daily. Fuel prices are outrageous so plan to fill up elsewhere. Advice I have for management is enlarge your laundry / bathrooms, lower fuel prices, get better wifi, add some bikes or scooters, create a hiking map, and add more resort facilities like a restaurant or event center.

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Nice, clean marina and super nice people. We love the smaller marinas with more of a small town feel and Deer Harbor did not disappoint.

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beautiful setting, great facility, helpful pleasant staff. Look forward to returning.

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Excellent stay Marina staff are awesome

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Outstanding help from staff with docking, fueling, and Pumpout. Great Wi-Fi reception. Clean restrooms and showers. Responded very promptly to my reservation request through Dockwa.

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Beautiful location with great dock staff and clean restrooms and showers. Two restaurants nearby and you have use of the World mark Deer Harbor resort.

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Very friendly and accommodating

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Friendly staff. We had our assigned slip and came and went as we liked. The crabbing, hiking and sightseeing was great.

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Always enjoy visiting Deer Harbor. Easy access to the San Juan Islands. Clean bathrooms and beautiful flower pots.

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Nice and Clean facilities.

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One night stay was great. Live music and lots of fun. Store at fueling station needs to be stocked.

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Awesome spot...everything you need.

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Good spot, friendly and helpful people

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Always fabulous employees, facility and services.

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Great marina quiet with good food close by.

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Great little marina. Nice secure docks and great staff. A little over priced for moorage.

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Deer Harbor has a terrific location and provides a terrific service: all cruiser needs met - clean, sanitary, friendly, informative with pump out, fuel, shower, laundry even and pool in which to cool off.

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Clean facilities, friendly staff.

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Friendliest little marina in the San Juans! We enjoyed our stay

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Really nice staff, helpful with lines and getting in, well maintained marina. Smaller so felt remote. Beautiful views. There is a nice pizza place (and a BBQ place about 1/2 mile away) which is OK. However, if you have celiac disease, no place to eat so bring provisions.

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Nice !!! We shall return

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A great marina with excellent staff. However, if your lively hood depends on the internet, then you may want to bring your own (e.g., Starlink). The marina's Wi-Fi is useless.

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Staff was excellent. Only drawback is the lack of restaurants & things to do

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Amazing stay, peaceful and quiet, awesomwe dock staff, all staff members were very helpfull and polite. Ice cream parlor has amazing flavors,

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Outstanding Dock staff Very clean and nice facility Only issue no breakfast/ morning espresso

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Would love to know our slip in advance. There was confusion when we arrived in strong winds. First had to pull up to break wall and then move to overnight slip which was a chore to move to. Also why do the dumpsters have to be locked? Why not have trash receptacles on the docks like roche harbor?

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We come here several times a year. Great staff and great facilities.

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Great marina in a beautiful location.

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Never better! Excellent friendly staff, docks in great shape

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Nice facility and competent, friendly staff. Nice walking trail along the waterfront. Beautiful views of Puget Sound and surrounding islands. Had a tasty pizza across the street.

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Great service on the dock

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Love this marina. Great staff, location and nearby restaurants. Roomy slips too!

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Excellent stay. Great dock help, good store (with ice cream), great pizza restaurant, beautiful area, full service slips, a must stop in the San Juans.

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Dock attendants were knowledgeable and helpful. Amenities were nice. It was nice to use the fully equipped BBQs that were available. Store has a great assortment of food and beverages.

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Great help getting in with a strong wind. Thanks

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just fine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Staff all pleasant but not very helpful to boaters. Lack of training?

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Friendly staff, peaceful marina, clean bathrooms, great vibe

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Great marina! Very clean facilities, friendly staff.

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Nice stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Facilities clean

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The staff is awesome! Always help docking and great tips on the local area. We always start our vacation here.

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Very helpful and friendly

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A beautiful marina with gorgeous scenery all around!! The docks and deck areas are great for get togethers and meeting new friends. The staff is fantastic and helpful from check in to check out. Put Deer Harbor on your visit to the San Juan Islands!!

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not very much ammenities, dock was ok, i think over priced for what,s there.

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A wonderful destination but it has because me pricey.

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The Deer Harbor crew are awesome! Very helpful and really nice folks. This is one of our favorite places in the San Juans. It is beautiful and just a nice, quiet place to spend some time.

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Awesome Marina. Great berths. Friendly staff. Good local BBQ.

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Friendly people, nice quiet spot.

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Deer Harbor is a small, neat, clean, well maintained marina with all the amenities one needs when boating the San Juans.. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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A very friendly place with super helpful dock hands.

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Marc, Ray (from Boise) and Chloe are all a big part of the reason we keep coming back to Deer Hbr! Thanks again team Deer Harbor. You’re the best

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Awesome stay. Dock help was fantastic as was the office and store help!

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Friendly staff, beautiful harbor, great amenities. We’ll be back

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The most picturesque setting, but it's the staff that makes Deer Harbor what it is. Thanks again for a great weekend!

Marina Response:
:) Thank you Staci. That means so much to the staff to hear:)
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Dock hands so helpful and friendly

Marina Response:
Thank you Marjory, glad we could help:)
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DockWa reservation was easy and Deer Harbor Marina staff were friendly, efficient and made our stay delightful. Thumbs up!

Marina Response:
Awesome to hear Jeff, it sometimes feels like were on warp speed being were on Orcas Island time but we try our best:)
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The staff is great and helpful! The marina is very well equipped and the spot is stunning! Don’t forget to buy your coins for the shower when you check-in. The office and the store close early.

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Thank you Phillippe, the tokens is a great recommendation.
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Walked to Matthew’s BBQ. Marina store has great breakfast sandwiches. Dock help was great for tight moorage spot and fuel.

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Great marina, excellent knowledgeable staff.

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Great dock staff , so appreciate them andd their upbeat style!!!

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Excellent service and facilities as always. Our favorite marina in the San Juans

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Great staff! Very friendly and helpful.

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Nice little marina with ice cream, pizza, barbecue, pool +

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Very expensive. 75 dollars per night for my 25 foot boat.

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Friendly and helpful staff

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Marina is great but not the weather

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One dock hand needs a bit more training in wind docking. Refused to cleat off the bow line twice so we could power the stern in. We went sideways, hit the dinghy on the other dock and finally landed there. Fortunately, there wasn’t another boat in slip or this would have been much worse! Otherwise very nice marina!

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Electricity didn't work.

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Everyone was professional and gracious. Our first to this very special place on Orcas Island. This is a must stop for boaters enjoying the San Juan’s

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Great staff and facilities. Always a fun few days for us.

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Great marina, friendly staff, and wonderful amenities. 10/10 would stay again.

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We were a last minute reservation for 4 boats and they did a great job of squeezing us in over the busy Memorial weekend! Staff was friendly and eager to help. Deer Harbor Marina is a nice, quiet marina to hang out at! We'll be back!

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Very impressed with facility and the staff. Everyone was helpful and cheerful. We know it is tough to find staff these days but Deer Harbor seems to have done a great job.

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We love Deer Harbor. They went out of their way to accommodate us. The marina is clean and the staff is friendly. Thanks for another awesome time.

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Everything was awesome

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One of the reasons I chose Deer Harbor was the ice cream at the marina store. I am so disappointed that “no ice cream this year” (due to staffing shortage). Also our fellow boater came in at about 5:30 and no staff to answer 78A. Slips should be pre-assigned if you are’t going to be there to take the call.

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Quiet peaceful marina with a great pizza restaurant across the street.

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Beautiful weekend. Marina was clean and staff helpful!

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Very professional and friendly staff. Well kept and maintained marina. Great management !!! I will return !!!

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Fantastic place, very clean, extremely friendly helpful staff.

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Always a stop for us when we are in the San Juan's. Smaller and quieter than the other marina's close by and has a small town charm and feel. The staff is always there to help when you come into the marina and happy to answer any questions you may have. Great showers too! It's a 'must' stop for us!

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This was our first visit to Deer Harbor and we loved it. It started with the dock hands to help get us into the slip, then continued with the very informative office staff. The shop/café at the top of the ramp was a nice surprise. My husband loves his morning mochas and this is the least he's had to walk to get one :-) There's a park not far from the marina for pups.

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Deer Harbor is our favorite marina to stay in the Puget Sound. Not as busy as some of the other big names in the area, but always clean, friendly staff and a lot to offer. We look back to visiting soon!

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We love Deer Harbor! It’s very quiet and beautiful. The staff are friendly and attentive. Just a couple of things -if there is anyway to let boaters know about when off season starts. We had planned to eat out one night, but we arrived on a Monday to find out both restaurants had changed the days they were open to Wednesday-Sunday. I also would suggest you change the hand soap in the women’s restroom. It smells like men’s aftershave and the smell stays on your hands. Not trying to be petty, just thinking about people with allergies to perfumes.

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Great overall experience! The crew that help dock your vessel are always waiting and very friendly and helpful. This is not like Friday Harbor (no help). I would recommend and will be going back.

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Dock crew and office staff were terrific. Facilities were in great shape. Store had the necessities and the lunch counter/ice cream/espresso options were good. Remember to get a garbage key during open hours or take advantage of free dock side pick-up in the morning. Pizza restaurant was a little slow, but good (not great). Nice staff. BBQ had a private event so we missed that. Beautiful location, and nice port. Even though it was full, it wasn’t “busy”.

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It was our first time and we had a blast. The Marina was quiet, clean and friendly. The services were great and we plan to always return.

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From Dock Staff to Store Staff, everyone was very nice and helpful. We truly look forward to returning next week for a few more days. Beautiful Harbor and excellent service!

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Lovely marina, great amenities. Thank you! We'll be back.

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Very helpful staff. Dock side at your boat garbage and recycling pickup

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Great marina. Friendly staff. Easy in and out. Nice options for dining. Good walking/hiking.

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Easy to reserve. easy to check in. easy to contact by radio. Dock help always available. Dock workers came without me asking during inclement weather. Clean , Office/gift shop reasonably stocked

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Great relaxed stay- extended from two nights to eight! Staff super friendly and helpful. Will definitely return later this summer and already planning visits next summer! Bringing the electric bikes next time to get around the island. Thanks again to the staff and the locals for making this a great start to our vacation.

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Great help docking in wind, helpful staff, and lovely spot.

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Absolutely amazing staff and dock hands. Super helpful, friendly, great service!

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Awesome place to visit and relax for a bit, fantastic scenery, super friendly staff, easy to get in and out. We have been visiting Deer Harbor for over 25 years and it is always a great time.

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My favorite marina in the PNW. Mark, Shane and the team do a great job. Looking forward to returning.

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Great stay at Deer Harbor our home away from home in the summer. Thanks for another fantastic time.

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One of the friendliest marinas we've visited. Excellent service from dockmaster, dockhands, food services. We'll definitely return.

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We had a wonderful stay at Deer Harbor. Staff was on hand to help us dock, which is always appreciated. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. It's a smaller marina where the walk to showers and bathrooms is short. The store/grill makes some pretty good breakfast and lunch. There's a couple other places to get Bbq and pizza. Overall I really enjoyed my stay here. I'll be coming back if I'm able.

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Very cute marina and a beautiful bay! Great for kayaking! Lovely walk with spectacular views through the Wasp Islands.

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Super smaller marina! Beautiful location, awesome staff and nice clean amenities!

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Older marina filled with charm and many extra benefits to delight all ages - including a pool and ice cream counter. Easy to understand why so many boaters return every year - we stayed July 3rd on our 50’ Tolly and even in dreary weather, the festivities included a great jazz band and family oriented laser show. Thanks Dear Harbor for all you do!

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Deer Harbor is always a great little stop, the dockhands are great, harbormaster is helpful, and really there’s nothing to complain about. Would recommend.

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Great staff and nice facilities. Need to make the laundry and showers be coin or card operated so you don't have to guess how many tokens you need before the store closes. We had a great stay and all the employees were awesome.

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Wonderful customer support from all the Marina employees. 5 star Marina, except: 1) No cell phone service, even using WiFi calling; 2) No Shuttle Service. 3) Garbage cans are locked shut. Have never seen that at Marina before. Also, no recycle receptacle. If you have information explaining these items we would love to hear it. Thank you!

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Friendly staff. A couple of nice restaurants within walking distance. Low key compared to Friday Harbor or Roche

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Fun, cozy marina. Very helpful staff. Met us at the dock to catch lines without us requesting it... wonderful. Nice facilities. The store has fun things, a few grocery items, ICE CREAM, and they also make some prepared breakfast and lunch items. They don't open until 9am though when most of the world has already had breakfast. Wish they opened at 7am instead. Nice restrooms and showers. You still have to pay for the showers even if you're a guest at the marina though. We very much wanted to eat at Island Pie, the pizza place, but when we got there on a Tuesday afternoon we were told that they are closed on Tuesdays. Ugh. Overall a very nice experience and we'll be back to Deer Harbor again.

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We love Deer Harbor Marina, it is a must stay when cruising the San Juan's. The entire team is so wonderful. We always look forward to staying with them. See you next summer, or hopefully sooner.

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Another great stay at Deer Harbor Marina. Friendly, helpful team/staff and same quality, comfortable and clean facilities. We’ll be back again soon…. Doug & Sandy Thomas / Crimson Cat - Bellingham WA.

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Marc and Kate are very helpful and we love your marina , the facilities are great and moorage there is very easy. Thank You. Gary Masciotra

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Great marina with friendly, attentive staff and great amenities such as showers, laundry, dockside store that serves breakfast and lunch, etc. We walked 5 minutes up the road to Matthews Smokehouse to enjoy some good BBQ. Highly recommended!

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Beautiful setting, well maintained marina, excellent service.

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Great staff, clean facilities, wide slips and alleys.

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Always a super fun weekend for the Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Especially appreciate the wonderful dock staff who greet each boat. Food great; bathrooms lovely. Setting exquisite. Thanks for your continued support of the wooden-boat community. :)

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We love this place. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Great staff. Good facilities.

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Deer Harbor continues to be our favorite getaway location, especially on Labor Day Weekend. Dock staff are always helpful, showers are clean, the dock store is well stocked…and the scenery...always beautiful and restful. Requested a bow in starboard tie with the reservation and that is what they gave us. The addition of a new yacht club dock provides breakwater protection for the guest floats. Walked up to the Smokehouse Restaurant this time for dinner. Had their great barbecued baby back ribs for $22! What a deal!

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Deer Harbor Marina is a lovely marina and the staff are incredibly friendly. We will definitely be back!

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Friendly, efficient staff. Marina staff provided professional dock assist, and quickly provided a needed power cord extension. The store staff was courteous while keeping COVID protocols. Check in was friendly and efficient. All around the marina and surrounding businesses exude a warm feeling, making our visit very relaxing.

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Nice marina... Staff was helpful and the facilities good too.

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Nice and quiet. Very good barbecue at the Deer Harbor Inn.

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The stay was quiet, very quiet. Until Kenmore Air stopped in from time to time. Enjoyed the stay in this sleepy marina. We will be back!!

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Lovely little marina and town, very nice and accommodating staff. Tip: if you need internet bring a T-Mobile phone or hotspot. Other carrier seem to lack.

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Very friendly people… great marina!!!

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We love the Deer Harbor Marina and its relaxed atmosphere with grill patio.

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Beautiful setting, wonderful people. Nice to have help docking!

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Nice staff, good little store and fast food. Wifi not good where we were moored, or too many users. No cell coverage

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Friendly staff; very helpful on the dock and in the office. I’ll be back.

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We had a great stay at Deer Harbor, as usual :) Thanks to the whole crew!

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Well equipped marina, friendly staff, limited services available ashore but a really beautiful low-key spot!

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Deer harbor never disappoints. Great dock crew. The little store at the top of the ramp is stocked with a few essentials and makes a decent burger and fries. Clean restrooms.

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It wasn’t great. The advance email did not advise that I needed to call in before 5 to get a slip assignment. When we arrived, no one was there to advise us. The cellular service is horrible but I was finally able to reach the harbor master who was surprised that no one sent us a text message. He was the one positive - very helpful and apologetic. He got us positioned by the gas dock which was ok since we were just overnighting. Free WiFi was available but the password was not provided. Service at Island Pie was not great as the staff was much more interested in cleaning up to go home. My wife’s beet salad was missing the pecans and goat cheese that the menu said it would have. All in all, it did what it needed to do…barely. I doubt I’ll be back.

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Great staff; well organized and very professional 👍

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Great staff super helpful.

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Very disappointed with how everything was handled. I as well as two other boats scheduled our stay for Aug 27-29th and let them as well as Dockwa know that we're traveling together. I received a call on the 25th asking where I was. They also said that they don't see the other two boats on the schedule that I was traveling with. I don't know where the error happened but they had me for the 25-27, our other boat for the 27-29th and the third boat for Aug 27-29th! When I explained all of this, the person at Deer Harbor said he can't do anything about it and was not willing to even try as the harbormaster was out and he didn't know when he'd be back or even what day. He also callously mentioned that he'd be charging me for the slip anyway as that was their policy. We usually regard Deer Harbor as one of our favorite stops on our yearly cruise but was feeling let down by this. When trying to decide whether to use the one slip for the date planned and anchor the other two boats in the bay, we were told that the pool needed to be reserved and could only have a 45 min period but it would have needed to be reserved weeks in advance and we wouldn't have a chance so we decided to stay at a much more welcoming marina for those two days. Not sure if we'll consider trying for next year at Deer at this point.

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Always enjoy our time at Deer Harbor. They were so pleasant and patient with our plan changes and the dock staff is always vey friendly and helpful.

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Only complaint was the hours the dock store was open. This is especially a problem to acquire tokens for the showers and/or showers. 9am to 7pm would seem more reasonable for a resort marina

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We had a pleasant weekend at Deer Harbor. The staff was there to help us dock and accommodated moving slips so we could have several boats in our party together.

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Excellent excellent Thanks

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Deer Harbor is a family friendly marina and resort with a few issues. There is no cell phone coverage (and I mean NONE) and the internet is terrible. If you are looking to stream movies for your children, this is not the marina to come to. The pool is nice but due to the guidelines set it is a real struggle to get any pool time. The store/coffee shop is understaffed so be prepared for long waits for your morning coffee. The staff is helpful and friendly. The docks are nice and the beach is close by for walk and play. Jones Island is a short dingy ride away where one can take advantage of the great hikes with spectacular views.

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Really great marina and staff. Despite reduced staffing and COViD,everyone was awesome and marina was neat clean, and plenty of food and grocery items made the stay in our slip a breeze. Dock hands and fuel dock kids were great as well. Well done Deer Harbor.

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Dear Harbor rocks! Great Marina!

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We were very happy with the amount of dock personnel to help boaters enter andoor their boats. The store is stocked very well being its small size. The staff follows CDC guidelines. Everyone is friendly and making you feel like you should/want to return. We look forward to our next stay.

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We love Deer Harbor Marina! It’s the best combination of active yet quiet for us

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Marina and staff were great. Bees were horrible.

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We just had a wonderful stay at Deer Harbor Marina on Orcas Island. Coming in from a marine state park, it was wonderful to have all the amenities and friendly faces at the Marina. From the friendly dock hands who helped us into our slip to the gift shop and office workers we were treated so well ! We will definitely recommend the Marina to our boating friends in the Squalicum yacht club of Bellingham and are going to write an article for our next newsletter. Also the recommendations for Island Pie Pizza and Matthew s smokehouse Restaurant were spot on. We had great meals at each place in walking distance to the Marina, within one mile. Also the showers,ice cream and dock store with ICE and cold drinks were wonderful. Thanks for a beautiful holiday.

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They were courteous and helped at the dock with masks on (2020). Store, grill and pizza were all fab. Still a favorite spot. Update: still amazing, polite and pizza is so good but worth the price.

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Nice marina, not as polished as years back. The marina staff was for the most part friendly. When you pre tip the dock attendant 20.00 at the fuel dock, one would think maybe he’d help hold the fuel hose while I was dragging it across the cockpit, or real it back up at the pump, but no, which canceled his after filling tip. I think finding knowledgeable employees might be an issue on Orcas, as most other communities.

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Lovely place…took a taxi to go 3 miles to Turtleback Mountain $30. Marina is nice and the deck hands extremely polite and helpful. The WiFi was too far away too connect and our AT&T service didn’t work here but T-mobile did. The BBQ restaurant up the road wasn’t open on Thursday and the pie place doesn’t open until 4:00 today. We’ll have to time our visit better next time.

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Nice marina & cool bbq place up the hill. Could you invest in some WiFi?

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Wonderful marina with amazing views. Great place to relax and enjoy yourself. Marina staff is friendly and helpful, especially Kate. Good facilities.

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Always enjoy my time at Deer Harbor. Quieter than other local marinas but with all the amenities you need. Food is tasty, ice cream delicious, staff fantastic!

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Nice facilities, friendly, helpful staff, beautiful setting.

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The marina is well managed and the food at the shack at the top of the dock is very good. The dock hands are exceptional! There were nasty winds causing a major boat fiasco, and they handled the problem with professionalism and persistance.

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Exceptional dock hands. Surprisingly good food on the dock. Great facilities... luxurious shower--7 minutes with water hot quickly.

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Helpful, friendly dock attendants. Clean restrooms & showers. Quiet even when busy.

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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. Another week in Paradise last week (July 2021) What a wonderful place.

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Friendly and helpful staff. Decent amenities. Not a ton to do so wouldn't plan to stay more than a day or so. Small store and good pizza place nearby. The pool said heated but was very cold, even for kids. $2.20/ft is expensive for what they offer.

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Deer Harbor Marina is small and has an excellent staff! It can get windy because of the southern exposure. The small grocery also serves hot items, and a pizza restaurant is across the street for the evenings. We will be back!

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This is our favorite marina in the San Juan Islands. The location alone is stunning, but when you add in the fantastic dock hands, the store, grill , and ice cream, delicious pizza right across the street, clean shower facilities, and the 4th of July decorations, it makes for a wonderful visit!

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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.

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Our favorite marina in the San Juans. Beautiful, convenient, charming and quiet. We go every fourth of July. The marina staff is attentive, helpful and friendly. Great harbor and open water for kayaking or taking the dinghy out. A couple great casual restaurants close by. The dock store has an awesome grill and things to replenish stores. Most of all, it’s just chill. Deer Harbor is the marina we like to go to disconnect and relax and be around like folks.

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Wonderful people and great docks. I wish the store and grill were open earlier and later.

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We stayed at Deer Harbor on 6/26/2021 in our 27 foot sailboat. We found the marina slips to be spacious and well kept. It was well protected and quiet. Every employee we had an encounter with was friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were clean and roomy. We didn't visit the pizza place because we couldn't take our dogs onto the dining deck and we didn't want to leave them on the boat alone, but I heard that the pizza there was very good. We will definitely stay again.

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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

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Great little Marina. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Attentive staff always there to help with lines as you dock. Wide berths, excellent docks, good little store and a pizza place across the road. Not a lot else to do near the Marina, but it's easy to reserve a rental car and travel around Orcas.

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I would have given it 5 stars but even though there were open slips we were put between 2 large boats making it hard to manouver getting in there as we are only a 22 ft boat.

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People are wonderful! We love it here. Definitely will be back!!

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Deer Harbor is a nice marina. It is clean without being fancy. The people are friendly. There is a little store that has most critical things you may need. There is an on-site pizza restaurant with great food. It was a good place to spend a couple nights while shrimping. We’ll be back.

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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!!!!!

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Peaceful. Great dock hands , small store and restaurant. Clean showers and restrooms.

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Great staff, beautiful facility!!!

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The dock help is excellent. Deer Harbor is a beautiful setting, with a handy little store and good food options.

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Great place good food and clean restrooms

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Will definitely be staying again. All the right amenities, and maintained beautifully during COVID. Will bring the family next time!

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Great spot staff was great very friendly, the staff working the dock lines were the best in the islands

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Dock staff really good this year.

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We certainly enjoyed Deer Harbor. A nice slow pace after a couple of nights in Roche.

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Always nice and clean. Great help at the dock. Great pizza. Wonderful walks on county roads.

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Friendly staff, helped us during our boat problem. Will come back

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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!👍😀

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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.

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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.

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Wonderful place to stay for a few nights. Quite, clean and beautiful! We’ll definitely be back!

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Great marina! Friendly staff, clean facilities. Beautiful and peaceful!

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We love Deer Harbor and the staff are always friendly!

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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.

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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.

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Simply a beautiful spot. Nice size, nice beach, good ice cream

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Great crew and very safe during Covid-19 pandemic. Lovely harbor.

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Dock conditions were good, staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Only "ding" is that wifi was not reliable

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Loved it! Wonderful people! Great showers! Yummy food! Was happy the team there was supporting mask wearing. Thank you!

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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!!

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We love deer Harbor So quaint and Mark the manager is awesome

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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.

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Good except for wearing the stupid masks and social distancing.

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Great Marina, friendly staff. Had to pay for showers which should be included in slip fees.

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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.

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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

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Love Deer Harbor!! Docks are good and service is wonderful!!!

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Dockhands were so helpful and friendly...true of all staff there. Lovely spot and marina!

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