Category Archives: Olympic Peninsula

Geology of the Olympic Mountains

  Almost everywhere in the San Juan Islands will provide a commanding view of the Olympic Mountain Range as it towers over the southern horizon. Many people may wonder how these titans came to exist here on the relatively low-relief area of the Olympic Peninsula. Their origin story is a fascinating one.   You may be aware that there is a large fault off the coast of Washington State where… Read More »

Port Angeles, the Gateway to the Olympics

If you would like to see the Olympic Peninsula during your charter, you should make some time to stop at the charming small town of Port Angeles. Guest moorage is available at the Boat Haven Marina, which features amenities such as restrooms, showers, fuel, and pump outs. Harbor seals and sea lions frequent the harbor, and will likely be there to greet you as you pull in. For those interested… Read More »

The Victorian Port Townsend, WA

If you’d like to experience the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and admire some late 19th century Victorian architecture during your charter, be sure to schedule a day in Port Townsend. Guest moorage is available through the Port of Port Townsend, either at the Boat Haven Marina or the Port Hudson Marina. Both are located close to shopping, restaurants, and historical sites of interest. Port Townsend became an official city in 1851,… Read More »

Forts Casey, Flagler, and Worden

During the late 19th century, military officials were concerned that hostile fleets may gain access to the Puget Sound, which housed the Bremerton Naval Yard and large cities such including Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett. It was believed that the most likely entrance from the sea into the Puget Sound would be Admirality Inlet. In order to protect the vulnerable inlet, three forts were constructed: Fort Worden, near Port Townsend, Fort… Read More »