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Marina Moorings

The Port of Skagit hosted two massive events on the last weekend of September to benefit and promote the Genuine Skagit Valley program. The Tidewater Boil and Skagit Farm to Pint Fest were, as...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    September 6, 2023

Marina Moorings: Port of Skagit

The Port was honored to host the Tom Robbins parade this past weekend! What a spectacle! It was a lot of fun, though, and many of our guests were able to see La Conner put on quite a show. We found a...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    August 23, 2023

Marina Moorings, Port of Skagit

The smoke from fires across the western U.S. and Canada is across the sky, and with it we have people coming in who cannot get home due to the fires in their home areas. We have had a family from...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    August 16, 2023

Marina Moorings, Port of Skagit

The weather has been fabulous for boating this summer and our guest docks continue to be full. Many of our guests are stopping in La Conner on their way to or from Seattle. They come in around lunch t...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    August 9, 2023

Marina Moorings, Port of Skagit

The guest docks are full most nights this week. We have seen visitors from all over the area and up and down the west coast. We had three larger vessels that came up from Portland and they reported th...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    August 2, 2023

Marina Moorings

We are getting the parking lots ready for the Car and Boat Show Saturday, Aug 5. This is a bigger endeavor than you might imagine. Boaters in our marina are sometimes gone for months at a time, and...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    July 26, 2023

Marina Moorings

We count “boat nights” as a measure of how busy the marina is over any given time period. Each boat that spends a single night on one of our guest docks counts, so a boat that is here for a week will...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    July 19, 2023

Marina Moorings

The marina has been very busy. People love to visit La Conner! And it is not just boaters, although there is certainly a lot of them, but it is also the RV park. We have had several days this month...

 
 By Chris Omdal    News    July 12, 2023

Marina Moorings: Port of Skagit

The Fourth of July was just fantastic! We had so many people contribute their time and efforts I can’t possibly name them all, but I will say our marina maintenance staff and dockhands were e...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    July 5, 2023

Marina Moorings: Port of Skagit

What a week! We have been so busy for the past few weeks I did not think we could be busier, but the 4th has set a new high water mark. We had to turn away dozens of reservation requests for G dock an...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    June 28, 2023

Marina Moorings

The guest docks have been slammed this week. We have been docking boats and fielding reservations left and right. And yet, even as the summer rush is upon us we generally still have space available...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    June 21, 2023

Marina Moorings

Last week the Swinomish Yacht Club was able to put together a visit from the Coast Guard Auxiliary to carry out safety inspections on boats in the water. This is a very valuable service the Coast...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    June 14, 2023

Marina Moorings

The docks are super busy this week with crab boats. There is a commercial opener going on and the activity is frenetic on the commercial pier. The buyers have six people on hand and a forklift to...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    June 7, 2023

Marina Moorings

Sometimes the most important lessons are learned, or reinforced, by the most harrowing experiences. I hope the following experience, shared with me by a highly skilled boater, serves as an important s...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    May 31, 2023

Marina Moorings

Summer is well and truly upon us! The sure sign at the marina is the Edmonds Yacht Club taking up literally every inch of guest dock space for their Memorial Day bash. It is a great time and we are...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    May 24, 2023

Marina Moorings

Guitar Festival: This week we had numerous guests who came to La Conner expressly for the La Conner Guitar Festival. Many of them have come before and plan to come again. I can see why! Walking into M...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    May 17, 2023

Marina Moorings

People always wonder if they are getting good value when they buy major items such as boats. One thing I have noticed in the marina is a surprising number of Tollycraft boats, from 26 up to 52 feet...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    May 10, 2023

Marina Moorings

With the completion of the Swinomish Yacht Club's kick-off of the boating season, the marina is getting ready to have many more visiting boaters. We are seeing significantly higher activity at the gue...

 
 By Chris Omdal    Community    May 3, 2023

Marina Moorings 5/3

Spring is in the air! Birds are flying through, tulips are blooming and boaters are waking up from their winter slumbers. We are seeing more and more people every day down on the docks. We have a...

 

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