When I started real estate in 1988, we only had small planes to provide us with transportation between the islands. San Juan Airlines was very busy and provided great service! In the early 1990’s, we got the Can Do….a small 6 passenger boat operating out of Anacortes once or twice a day, weather dependent. Now, we have two great companies that have boats on the water all day long. Often, there are at least 6 options daily for catching a west-bound boat! I love it!!
I’m often asked, “how do you get things to the island?”
As this picture shows, the water taxis are used a lot, by all of us, for carrying our basic necessities back and forth from the mainland. I’ve seen golf carts, lawn mowers, appliances, mattresses, woodstoves, gas cans, building materials, hay, groceries and more stacked on the bow of the boat. The crew of Paraclete Charters and Island Express Charters are AWESOME and so helpful!! Without the water taxis, many of us wouldn’t be able to enjoy the lifestyle of the non-ferry served islands as we do now.