La Conner is a quaint seaside town located in Skagit County on the Swinomish Channel, which separates the mainland from Fidalgo Island. The town is a great stop for charter guests who want to see the quintessential Pacific Northwest but prefer to get off the beaten path that most visitors to this region see. Guests can moor their vessel with the La Conner Marina for $1.00/foot, and their guest docks have both 30 and 50 amp shore power available. Reservations can be made at the following link: http://www.portofskagit.com/la-conner-marina/guest-moorage-reservations/ .
La Conner was originally settled in 1867, and two years later a trading post was established there, making it an official town. The trading post owner named the town after his wife, Louisa Anne Conner, and it became the county seat of Skagit County in the following years. Currently, La Conner is the artistic hub of Skagit County. Its streets boast art galleries focusing on every medium, and often inspired by local wilflife and scenery. The town was also once home to author Tom Robbins.
Today, visitors to La Conner can enjoy visiting the three museums, strolling through art galleries or along the picturesque Swinomish Channel, and grabbing a bite to eat at one of La Conner’s many waterfront restaurants. You can even enjoy a cold, locally brewed beer at La Conner’s resident microbrewery.
The town also hosts events regularly throughout the year. If you are in the area in the month of April, you can’t miss the world famous Skagit Valley Tulip festival. Visitors come from all over the world to witness the largest tulip fields outside of Holland. Mid-summer visitors might enjoy the La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show, typically held annually at the beginning of August and just a short walk from the marina. With so much to see and do, make sure to schedule a stop in La Conner during your San Juan Islands charter.