Combine urban living with a thriving city and business climate. Here it’s possible to enjoy a small Farmer's Market in the early morning, dig for clams at lunchtime, and at dinnertime find a five star restaurant with space at the dock.

Cruise Your Own Adventure
In the Central Sound

Boaters from around the world envy our central sound. The Pacific NW enjoys a unique geographical advantage. Our largest population centers all border the water. Weekend and vacation cruising fun begins six inches after leaving the dock, with scores of interesting destinations within a 10 to15-mile radius of almost anywhere. Impromptu excursions in these waters are not only possible: they are phenomenal.

Urban living in the Pacific Northwest combines the cultural advantages of cities with thriving universities and invigorated business climates. In the course of a single central sound Saturday, it’s possible to enjoy a small Farmer’s Market in the early morning, dig for clams at lunchtime, and at dinnertime find a five star restaurant with space at the dock.

Spend a day at a wilderness anchorage or tie up within walking distance of art and history museums. Enjoy the sport of salmon fishing, or take a berth at a marina with easy bus service to major league football and baseball games. Be as busy or as lazy as desired.

The central sound waters are the weekend playground for most boaters living in Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, Bremerton, and surrounding communities. If there were no other areas in which to boat, (and to our joy and good fortune there are), so many diverse destinations and cruising opportunities abound in the central sound that cruising these waters alone would “justify” owning a boat.

The central sound is a study in how a variety of towns and cities can grow without totally sacrificing natural beauty or the environment. Central sound cruisers arrive at fascinating locations far more relaxed and ready to have a good time than do our shore bound neighbors who must endure miles of jammed up, stressful, auto traffic.

Time, fuel, and money all seem to stretch a little more when cruising doesn’t require covering long stretches of open water. If variety is the spice of life, then the central sound is the saffron, vanilla, and cardamom of cruising. Where else will one find a sheltered, woodsy, anchorage with a panoramic view of the Seattle skyline?

Boaters from around the world envy our central sound, and with good reason.