We hope you enjoy your trip through the Swinomish Channel en route to the La Conner Marina. This page contains directions by boat from the north and south, helpful resources for navigating the Swinomish Channel, and information about our Marina.
Directions to Marina by Boat
The La Conner Marina is located on the Swinomish Channel two blocks north of the Town of La Conner – just ¾ of a mile north of the Rainbow Bridge and 3 1/2 miles south of the Highway 20 bridge.
From the North – Bellingham (20 miles)
Williams Point (Chart 18424)
SE Point – Guemes Island (Chart 18427)
From the West – Friday Harbor (28 miles)
Upright Head (Chart 18434)
Thatcher Pass (Chart 18429)
Guemes Channel (Chart 18427)
From the South – Everett (33 miles)
Camano Head Chart 18443)
Saratoga Passage (Chart 18423)
Skagit Bay (Chart 18427)
Navigating the Swinomish Channel
Use Seattle tides and add 30 minutes, in addition to any adjustments for daylight.
Slack water occurs 2.5-4 hours after high and low water at Seattle + 30 minutes.
Current flows north 2.5-4 hours before high water to 2.5-4 hours after high water.
Current flows south 2.5-4 hours before low water to 2.5-4 hours after low water.
The Swinomish Channel is dredged on a three-year cycle to a depth of -12 feet MLLW.
La Conner Marina is certified under the Clean Marina Washington Program, a collaborative partnership between marina managers, state agencies, and nonprofits that provides marina best management practices (BMPs) that are practical and affordable actions that can reduce pollution at the source.
The 13th Coast Guard District web page offers access to marine information such as a weekly navigation safety information publication, contact info for Coast Guard units throughout the Puget Sound and more.
Planning ahead by checking the tides and currents in the Swinomish Channel is an important part of any safe and enjoyable trip through the channel. The Swinomish Channel Tide & Current Predictor can provide helpful predictions.