Fall is the Best Time to Cruise & Explore the Northwest

One of the best things about boating in the Northwest is being able to enjoy each season on the water. Cruising in the Fall, offers great weather, beautiful scenery and less crowds. If you haven’t been cruising in the Fall yet, now is the time.

There are many public marinas within an hour’s boat drive from Seattle. As summer comes to an end, many private marinas also offer transient overnight slips as their tenants move out for the season.


Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean boating season has ended.  There are many quaint destinations along Puget Sound that are easily accessible by boat. Visit Poulsbo aka “Little Norway” and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This popular destination is just an hour from Seattle and offers plenty of activities for all ages. The marina is located right downtown and the streets are lined with quaint shops and cafes. Take a walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the sunset and scenery.

Head south to Tacoma’s Foss Waterway and stay at the Dock Street Marina. The dock crew are friendly and will help you with all of your needs, including a pump out if you need it. Check out Downtown Tacoma’s fantastic restaurants, all within walking distance of the marina. For the car enthusiasts, be sure to check out the LeMay Museum featuring over 350 collectible cars!

Fall is also a great time to enjoy nature and find a quiet anchorage. Be sure to check out Blakely Harbor, Quartermaster Harbor, Port Madison, Blake Island or Mystery Bay for a scenic weekend on the hook. No matter what your destination is, the views along your way will be amazing.  There’s something about being on the water that brings us serenity and the Northwest is the best place to be.

Union Marine has a great selection of cruisers ranging from 26′ to 59′, so be sure to check out our inventory and find the best cruiser for you and your family . Plan your Fall boating adventure today and start exploring the beauty of the Northwest!