A small harbor town located 80 miles northwest of Seattle on the Northeastern tip of Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is a quaint port of Fidalgo Bay. With easy access to the Guemes Channel leading to the famed San Juan Islands, an archipelago consisting of 174 islands, Anacortes is a hot spot for sea kayaking and Orca watching. Hop on the state ferry and explore the Salish Sea, because Sunrise Inn Villas and Suites’ location by Fidalgo Bay puts you a step away from the San Juan Islands.
Host to the site of the main ferry terminal linking the San Juan Islands to Washington state’s mainland, Fidalgo Island hosts beautiful natural features such as Lake Campbell and the Swinomish Indian Reservation.
Each year tourists and locals alike flock to LA Conner for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. If you’re our guest during this exciting event, let us know how we can help you attend and smell the tulips!
The San Juan Islands
This famous archipelago is known for an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and take a tour of these beautiful islands right outside our doors.
This strait separates Fidalgo Island from nearby Whidby Island, connecting Skagit Bay with the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Cross the famous Deception Pass bridges for the best view of everything.
Friday Harbor is located on San Juan Island and is the commercial center of the archipelago as well as the county seat. Grab a souvenir, sample the local dining, and plan your next adventure in the San Juan Islands.
Things to do
Island excursions, hiking trails, beachcombing, guided adventures—all this and more await the outdoor enthusiast in and around Anacortes. Book a trail tour around our area or just grab your boots and start walking. You’ll love what you see out here.
Boating, Sailing, and Yachting
With so many water adventures right around the corner, Sunrise Inn Villas and Suites places you minutes from yachting, sailing, and boating bliss. Let us set you up with a charter perfect for your specific boating needs; it’s our pleasure!
Experience the majesty of these mighty animals with whale watching tours close to our hotel. Three pods Orca tread the protected waters around the San Juan Islands, so there are tons of opportunities to see these creatures in their natural environment.
Experience the San Juan Islands from an entirely new perspective with kayaking tours. From your kayak, you can get an up close and personal view of our vibrant local wildlife, and even skip the ferry to San Juan Islands.
Grab a bike and hit the trails dotting every inch of our bicycle-friendly community. Anacortes is filled with cycling routes of different lengths and elevations for all skill levels, so be sure to take a unique tour of the place from the seat of a bicycle.
From the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival in early April to September's Oyster Run and October’s Anacortes Bier on the Pier, there’s always something to celebrate here in town. Party like and locals and feel free to ask our staff about upcoming festivals that interest you!
Land the big one and catch your own supper at excellent fishing spots all over Anacortes! The waters around San Juan Islands support an amazing variety of fish, including lingcod, Pacific salmon, rockfish, and blackmouth.
If you love Dungeness crab, then you’re in for a treat. They thrive in the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands, so let us help you charter an crabbing expedition if you’re here during the proper season for red rock, tanner, and Dungeness crab.