Luxury Yacht Charter Seattle

Yacht Charter in Seattle

Seattle is a vibrant city in the state of Washington, nestled at the foot of Mount Rainer on the Pacific North West coast. As well as being the summer starting point for cruising Alaska, Seattle is also the gateway to the fascinating and scenic San Juan Islands, which lie north west of the city, a short sail away. There are a staggering 172 islands in the archipelago, although only four: San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island and Shaw Island are populated. The entire region is very popular with yachtsmen, and is home to a number of well-known races and regattas as well as the Seattle Boat Show.

Marinas in Seattle

The marine facilities are excellent, and include:

Salmon Bay Marine Centre
Tel: +206 963 9057

Shilshole Bay Marina
Tel: +206 728 3006

Nautical Landing Marina
Tel: +206 615 3952

Bell Harbour Marina
Tel: +206 615 3952

Fishersman’s Terminal
Tel: +206 728 3395

Elliott Bay Marina
Tel: +206 285 4817

Weather in Seattle

Seattle is also known as the Rain City, as it does endure frequent rain! However, it’s not all bad. Summer months are warm and pleasant, with temperatures hovering around 25C whilst in the winter, they fall to around 10C. The wettest time to visit Seattle is between January and May, and October and December.

Top Five Things to do in Seattle:

  1. Visit the Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space museums in the world.
  2. Have lunch at the top of the Space
  3. Watch orca whales leaping through the ocean as you sail to the Juan Islands, dubbed the ‘Virgin Islands of the North’.
  4. Visit Tillicum Village on Blake Island, home of the Coast Salish Native American Tribes of the Northwest.
  5. Enjoy stunning views of Puget Sound whilst teeing off at Settle Golf Club. Tel: +206 363 5444

Top 5 Restaurants in Seattle:

  1. For top quality seafood with a view head to Ray’s Boathouse.
  2. The curiously named Pink Door is the place to go for a slap-up Italian meal.
  3. Wild Ginger is highly-acclaimed for its Asian dishes.
  4. For a rustic meal of honest local food try Lark, on Capitol Hill.
  5. Toulouse Petit does a mean breakfast and claims to have the best happy hour in the whole of the United States.

  • Friday, 16 September 2011

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