Nothing quite compares to boarding the Guemes Island Ferry to spend the day on Guemes Island.  A short  8 minute ferry ride taking off from 500 I avenue in Anacortes will take you over to Guemes.  During the trip across the Guemes Channel you'll see the OLD TOWN area of Anacortes as well as the Dry Dock at Dakota Creek.  You'll see Mount Baker over the water towards the northeast as well as the tip of Cap Sante.  The trip across is quite reasonable:

And the ferry runs during May 20th - September 30th on the PEAK SCHEDULE:


Then after September 30th you'll need to follow this schedule:

Be sure to see Guemes Island General Store, Guemes Island Resort, Young County Park and hike the Guemes Mountain Trail.