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2015 Father’s Day Flotilla

2015 CruisingNW Father’s Day Flotilla at the Deer Harbor Marina

We had an amazing time at Deer Harbor!

Our inaugural event was a great success! The highlight for us here at CruisingNW was helping introduce the San Juan Islands and Deer Harbor Marina to a “new-to-boating” couple. Paul and Judy Hansen came up from Everett and we loved getting to know them.

We bbq’ed, held the dock down, enjoyed boating talk over various beverages, dined with deer, made some toasts to dad’s who have passed and took a hike!

Judy Hansen won the side dish with her baked beans! Yum.

Thank you to the inaugural participants! You are on the VIP list for as long as you want to join us for future Father’s Day Flotillas!

A huge Thank you to our partners and sponsors! Kenmore Air, Friendly Foam Shop , San Juan Canvas, Viking Bay Enterprises, Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor Inn and Sunbrella.

Our first event went very well. We had a blast. 6 boats with a total of about 30 people joined in the fun. We had 2 Uniflites (36′ and 29′), a 34′ CHB, a 26′ Sea Ray, a 27′ Bayliner and a 30′ Regal.

We were represented by a few countries.

  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Czech Republic
  • and the USA!

Thanks again to everyone! We can’t wait to create more fum on the water at one of your favorite places!

 Schedule of Events

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • 7 – 9pm – BBQ Dinner, Burgers and Dogs featuring a “Potluck Side Dish” contest! With prizes!
  • 8 – 10pm – Bon Fire on the Beach! With “Open Mic” style entertainment

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • 8am – 10am – Donuts and coffee on the party dock (breakfast is available at the dock store)
  • Mid day – fun family activities
  • 5pm – 7pm – Dinner at the Deer Harbor Inn

Sunday, June 21, 2015

    • 9am – Shuttles to Turtleback Hiking Trailhead
    • 9:30am to 12noon Hiking on Turtleback
    • 12noon – Shuttles back to Deer Harbor Marina
    • Afternoon/All day – Departures

Non-Boater Lodging

Here are some links for lodging near the event…

Deer Harbor Inn (1/4 mile up the road)

Maggies Manor

G & G’s Getaway

Blue Heron Inn (4 miles away)

Click here for a full list on the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce page

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Moorage Deals!

If you are planning to come up for events that Deer Harbor Logo (150)follow our Father’s Day weekend (Tolly Rendezvous, 4th of July), Deer Harbor has a deal for you.

From Sunday night through June 30th, moorage is half off ($.85/ft) for Father’s Day Flotilla participants! Contact Harbor Master Marc at Deer Harbor to make arrangements!

(360) 376-3037

Thank you to our partners and sponsors

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