This photo of the Deception Pass Tours jet boat at Canoe Pass is from 2013, but you can still find the boat in the neighborhood, back in business now after a brief COVID-19 shutdown. This jet boat excursion business has one foot in Skagit, the other in Island County, which means they were able to open for business when Island County moved into Phase 2 of the state’s pandemic response plan. Captain Brett Ginther and crews offer a range of tour options beginning with a 1-hour Deception Pass area tour and extending out to whale watching adventures. Look for the jet boat storefront on Highway 20 on the way to Deception Pass from Anacortes, or for the kiosk at the bridge. The jet boat itself is operated out of Cornet Bay in Deception Pass State Park. Check out www.deceptionpasstours.com for more information. Celebrate life outside of quarantine, and don’t forget to bring your camera!
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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