Bellingham Yacht Club



Cruising - 4th of July to Garrison Bay



Cruising - 4th of July to Garrison Bay


Garrison Bay - San Juan Island


4th of July Cruise to Garrison Bay on San Juan Island

This is a joint cruise with Wheel and Keel, and is hosted by Pete and Jamie Foti. The anchorage is wonderful, and right next to British Camp and Young Hill, for some history and exploring. The group rafts together in one or more rafts, depending on the number of boats, and the fireworks from Roche harbor are visible over the bit of land between the bay and the harbor. Organized activities include a drink mixing contest and dinghy parade.

Here's our itinerary:

  • July 3 Sunday at 4 pm at Dragons Den -- “Best Drink Mixing Contest” & Appetizer Party.  Prizes for best ORIGINAL concoction (not out of a bar guide or book), and for BEST PRESENTATION.  Bring enough for everyone to sample.
  • July 4 Monday 2 pm at Dragons Den-- “Dinghy Decoration Contest". Gather at Dragons Den for judging; Prizes for Best Decorated & Most Patriotic, followed by a parade around the bay to show off.
  • July 4 Monday at 6 pm -- Boat-hop potluck dinner. The fireworks will be at dark.  Dinghy to Roche, or just around Bell Point or watch from your boat.
  • July 5 Tuesday -- Head home or head off on your next adventure!

Look for the 46’ Ponderosa Europa “Dragons Den”.  We’ll be anchored in Garrison Bay. Bring extra fenders and dock lines for rafting. 

Let’s celebrate our country and our freedom, and remember those who make it possible for us to do so.

Pete & Jamie Foti or 360-319-6992

Contact Vickie Olson at if you have questions.


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