Visiting Reciprocal Moorage
As a reciprocal Yacht Club Member you are welcome to spend two nights FREE at the Semiahmoo Marina once per month at the reciprocal dock, and two nights free once per month in a vacant member slip if available. There must be a seven night gap between two night usage periods. The guest dock is not for use by Semiahmoo Yacht Club members, unless they also belong to another yacht club with reciprocal privileges, in which case they will need to fly the burgee of the other yacht club while at the dock. By keeping the SYC reciprocal dock available for visiting yacht club members, SYC members are able to enjoy stays at a large number of reciprocating yacht club docks at little or no charge. Please call the Marina Office prior to arrival at 360-371-0440 or VHF 68 for information. Slip assignments are on a first come first serve basis. Arrangements for additional days of guest moorage arrangements can be made with the Marina office.
**Note: If arriving after 5:00pm or on Sunday, call beforehand for information and gate and restroom code.
The reciprocal moorage, bow in and starboard tie, is located on the fuel dock, inside and east of the fueling areas. There is a 60' overall maximum and water and electricity is provided on the dock. Electrical hookup is the going rate charged by the marina. The space is clearly marked. The fuel dock is clearly visible when approaching the marina. The space is easily accessible. Empty SYC member slips may also available and will be assigned by the marina office. Facilities include free showers, restrooms, laundry and a marina store offering basic groceries, beer & wine, coffee, soup & sandwiches and some boating supplies. Excellent prices on fuel are found at the Semiahmoo Marina gas dock. There is a high speed pump for large purchases.
The Semiahmoo Spit (separating Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor) is also home to Semiahmoo County Park, which boasts more than 300 acres of tideland and approximately 1.5 miles of level pathways ideal for outdoor adventures such as walking, biking, rollerblading, kayaking, clamming, sand sculpting, kite flying and picnicking.
The region’s tide pools, estuaries and waterways attract thousands of geese, ducks, gulls, loons and shorebirds each year and recently made the Audubon Society’s list as one of Washington state’s top birding destinations. Drayton Harbor attracts a high population of endangered species as well including. the bald eagle, peregrine falcon and marbled murrelet.
Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum & Historic Ferry MV Plover
Learn about about Semiahmoo’s fish cannery days, dating back to 1894 with a visit to the Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum. The museum is devoted to featuring the history of the Alaska Packers Association and its impact on the area. The museum is open Friday–Sunday 1–5:00 PM Memorial Day– Labor Day. Located at the park entrance and one mile from the hotel, it is convenient to stop by while biking or walking the beach shore path.
The oldest passenger foot ferry in Washington State, the MV Plover was used to shuttle cannery workers to the Alaskan Salmon Cannery on Semiahmoo Spit, now home to Semiahmoo Resort. MV Plover now provides passenger foot-ferry services during the summer season, shuttling up to 17 passengers along with bicycles and strollers to summer activities happening on both sides of Drayton Harbor. The Plover is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Complete details on the Historic Plover with sailing times, routes, history and fares can be found here. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
Golfers seeking an exceptional and scenic outing in Northern Washington state will find both Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club awesome public course choices. Tee times for Loomis Trails and Semiahmoo Golf Course must be made by calling the clubhouse. Semiahmoo Golf Course (360) (800) 231-4425, and Loomis Trail Golf Course (360) (360) 332-1725. Public play for the Semiahmoo Golf Course is on odd days and Loomis Trails Golf Course is on even days of the month.