Why should I visit Blakely Island?
If you are cruising by Blakely Island and feel like a snack or are in need of gas the small marina and market are a good stop. Beyond that the landowners on Blakely take their property rights very seriously. Guests are required to have property owner escorts, and if you are found wandering the Island you will be questioned.
Where is Blakely Island?
The Island is located north of Lopez Island right near the entrance to East Sound along Orcas Island. The main ferry and boat route from Anacortes goes by the south end of Blakely.
What sort of Services and Amenities does Blakely Island offer?
The marina at the north end of Blakely offers a small convenience store, gas, and shower facilities. The friendly family who own the marina and store are very welcoming to visitors. The nearby airstrip is for private use only.
What can I do or see on Blakely Island?
You can enjoy looking at the beautiful private beaches and forests but it is all strictly enforced private property. The marina is a convenient stop when headed to or from the mainland. If you want to see more of the Island you’ll have to make friends with a landowner who wants to show you around. This might be worth it if the stories of giant trout in pristine mountain lakes are true.