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ktenhet 07-04-2013 06:10 PM

Anacortes fly in
 
We would like to to attend theTrawler Fest next May. We live in CA and since we don't have a boat "yet" we will have to fly in. Want to start now watching ticket prices,. Any suggestions on best places to fly into, proximity to Show, Hotels etc.

amdavis 07-04-2013 09:03 PM

Cant help you with hotels, but you might look into flying in to Bellingham, about an hour or less north of Anacortes and no Seattle traffic hassels

Scout 07-04-2013 09:55 PM

I'll second Bellingham as an easy city to stay in and visit Anacortes. Especially if you can get a direct flight. There are many hotels to chose from and car rental choices.

Conrad 07-04-2013 11:24 PM

For lodging, I have stayed at the Channel Lodge in La Conner; it is pricey, but if you're looking for a cosy little spot it is great, and about 15 minutes drive from Anacortes. And a great little town to visit as well. assuming there is time away from the Trawlerfest to do that.

La Conner Country Inn and Channel LodgeLa Conner Country Inn & Channel Lodge

ktenhet 07-04-2013 11:25 PM

Great thanks so much for the airport advice. Anyone heard of the 2014 dates and exact location?

rand 07-05-2013 01:31 AM

wow I would love to go this.I dont have a boat either but I am looking at purchasing one and I am always looking for different ideas.

CamanoFolks 07-05-2013 10:23 AM

An Alternative
 
Trawler Fest is OK but you might have more looking opportunities at the Seattle Boast Show in January. Cheap flights to SEA, take Skytrain to downtown, pick one of 100's hotels, walk to show, ride free shuttle to the "In the Water Show", spend hours walking the venues. In a week you'll see more stuff that you don't need plus a lot that would be nice to have. Oh, great restaurants too.

Tom

fosborne 07-05-2013 10:28 AM

I lived in Anacortes for 8 years and now live on the boat in Mexico. This is how we do it.

Fly into Sea-Tac airport. If you fly to Bellingham you'll fly to Sea-Tac and then take a very expensive commuter flight to Bellingham.

Once in Seat-Tac take the airport shuttle to Anacortes. It's a nice ride that takes around 2 hours. In Anacortes there are lots of hotels all near the marina, Cap Sante, where trawlerfest is. You can rent a car in Anacortes for a lot less than Sea-Tac because you don't pay all the Seattle taxes that they have to pay for the sports stadiums.
Take the shuttle to return to the airport.

Google -
Anacortes WA airport shuttle
Anacortes hotels
Anacortes car rentals

This will get you all the info. Reserve early as the town fills up fast.
Send me an email if you need more info.

sunchaser 07-05-2013 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by krogenguy (Post 166602)
Trawler Fest is OK but you might have more looking opportunities at the Seattle Boast Show in January. Cheap flights to SEA, take Skytrain to downtown, pick one of 100's hotels, walk to show, ride free shuttle to the "In the Water Show", spend hours walking the venues. In a week you'll see more stuff that you don't need plus a lot that would be nice to have. Oh, great restaurants too.

Tom

X2. We stay at the Silver Could Lake Union near the in the water show. Trawler Fest Anacortes cannot compare.

OkSkipper 07-05-2013 11:11 AM

Travel to Bellingham from California has improved dramatically with Allegiant Air now flying directly to Bellingham from several cities in California.

Also, the shuttle schedule shows it to be a bit longer from Seatac to Anacortes than previously posted. About 2.5 hours. (except longer if there is heavy traffic)

The Seattle Boats Afloat Show(s) are in January and September. They offer a full, well rounded show with sailboats, motoryachts, trawlers, and express cruisers on display. But for pure trawler viewing, as well as seminars, demonstrations and mingling with other like-minded trawler enthusiasts, you can't beat Trawler Fest. I don't know if next year's dates have been established yet but the Passagemaker website will have them as soon as they are set.

ktenhet 07-05-2013 11:56 PM

Well we are 3 hours north from LA and 1 hour south of Fresno. There isno perfect flights, :(, but at least now I can watch the flights in all the places you guys have suggested.
Is there something we need to do ahead of time other than just get a hotel and show up at marina to walk around?

OkSkipper 07-06-2013 10:16 AM

You can purchase tickets to the show when you arrive. However, if you are interested in attending Passagemaker University or any of the other seminars, I suggest signing up ahead of time through Passagemaker's website.

You have plenty of time as the next Trawler Fest in Anacortes is not until next May. You could attend in Baltimore or Fort Lauderdale in September and next January, respectively.

Codger2 07-06-2013 10:40 AM

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X2. We stay at the Silver Could Lake Union near the in the water show. Trawler Fest Anacortes cannot compare.

:iagree:& won't go again. I went to the first 2 in San Diego and the only neat thing that happened to me was a 20 minute conversation with John Ratzenberger. (Cliff Clavin of Cheers) He had a GB 42 Classic at that time.:blush:

ktenhet 07-07-2013 03:15 PM

Seems like mixed reviews about what boat tye of show to attend and where. ( I like it) Hers some details. We think we are looking for a trawler type. One that can do the "loop" a year or two and then possibley the Inside Passage or maybe flip those, as we have no idea about boating other than our 60` houseboat in a lake. :(
If you had to choose trawlerfest to attend which one would it be and which show over all for newbies would you suggest.

Moonstruck 07-07-2013 04:59 PM

Baltimore in September.


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