Blakely Island

When you leave Anacortes by ferry and enter Thatcher Pass, the first island you pass on the right is Blakely Island.

Blakely Island is a private island that’s about 6 square miles in size and has two fresh-water lakes, an asphalt airstrip, small marina and grocery store. The largest community, San Juan Aviation Estates, is located at the north end of the island, where many of the property owners are pilots or boaters. The homes are very well-kept and many have direct access to the private airstrip. A small, very protected marina, fuel dock and store are located at this end of the island.

marina on Blakely Island

 

At the south end is a smaller development, with lovely homes located on larger view acreage parcels. Owners often use the water taxis to access the island.  A road easement granted by San Juan Aviation Estates provides access to north end.

 

Sitting area on Blakely Island

 

About 80% of the island was placed in trust by the Crowley family and is lovely pristine forestland. It has rocky outcroppings, gorgeous vistas and a plethora of wildlife. You can see eagles, otters, hawks, shorebirds, deer and more. Seattle Pacific University has a 900 acre field station on the island. Groups of students travel to it year-round to study the unique flora and fauna.

Historic cabin on Blakely Island Interior road on Blakely Island Lake on Blakely Island

A conservancy easement offers property owners on Blakely Island incredible access to nature. Beautiful lakes, hiking trails and almost 3000 acres of protected wilderness.  The charming historic structures and are unique to this island. So many wonderful options for outdoor enthusiasts!

 To tour available properties, just give me a call. The local passenger ferries offer numerous options each day for travel to and from the island.