2020 Cruising Schedule  & Guide


2019 Cruising

We enjoyed a very successful cruising year this past summer of 2019!
Many Cruisers joined in on the fun and at times we had upwards of twelve boats. 
Some folks joined in along the way while others departed for their own destinations.
A  HUGE thank you to Ray Madsen, 2019 Cruise Director, for the aggressive & fun filled schedule this year,
involving Cruise Captains on each Cruise
and arranging for activities at destinations made for interesting Ports of Call.  

2020 Cruising Schedule

Start making your summer plans NOW!

Sandy Stem & Wendy Schmidt are our new 2020 Co-Cruise Directors.  They have been busy planning our 2020 Schedule and looking for Cruise Captains for individual Cruises.  If you are willing to be a Cruise Captain please contact them to volunteer - they will appreciate it!  A captain's meeting will be held before each cruise.

Cruise schedule may change depending on boaters’ interests and/or closures. Contact Sandy Stem at or Wendy Schmidt at with your cruise ideas or questions.

“Have Boat, Need Crew” and “Will Crew Your Boat” on the NOP website, ( will connect a boat owner needing crew with a person seeking to crew on someone’s boat.

Last Updated:    March 29, 2020

America’s Boating Club of the North Olympic Peninsula
2020 Cruise Schedule

Many closures have occurred since Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order became effective on March 25 to counter the spread of Covid-19, the Coronavirus by staying home. That Order is in effect until April 8, 2020, and it may be extended if he determines it necessary.
*Washington State Parks has closed overnight stays in campgrounds and cabins through April 30, and we are waiting to see if that closure will be extended to moorage and use of mooring buoys in State Parks.
*San Juan County’s Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, issued Order 2020-1 on March 25, which effectively closes all Port and Marina facilities in San Juan County to non-essential visitors until midnight April 30, unless extended.
*The Canadian/U.S. border was closed March 21 to non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The closure may be extended for an indefinite period.
In response to the closures announced to date, we are modifying the 2020 Cruise Schedule.


“New-to-Boating” or “Boat-New-To-You” Cruise


May 2-9

Or later in the month?

San Juan Island Cruise
Spencer Spit, Sucia Island, Stuart Island, Jones Island (Anchor or State Park mooring buoys if available for use).

May 17-31

Memorial Day Cruise



Ballard Locks & Lake Washington Cruise
Seattle’s Hiram Chittenden (Ballard) Locks & Lake Washington
(Prepare to anchor out if moorage is not available)


Deception Pass Cruise
Deception Pass, Swinomish Channel to La Conner, Anacortes, Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Fisherman’s Bay (Dependent upon San Juan County marina facilities being open)


Desolation Sound Cruise
(Dependent upon US/Canadian Border being re-opened to non-essential travel. Closed March 21 to April 20, may be extended.)


Broughton Islands, British Columbia, Canada
(Dependent upon US/Canadian Border being re-opened to non-essential travel. Closed March 21 to April 20, may be extended.)

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