The San Juan Islands
are great! Too bad you only have one week. I've been on Orcas Island for ten years and still discover new places. With one week, major re-provisioning shouldn't be an issue. Here is my recommendation:
Anacortes to Fossil Bay or Echo Bay on Sucia Island
space in Fossil Bay, quite a few mooring
balls in Fossil Bay and fixed rope
ties (I don't remember what they're called) in Echo Bay. Lots of anchoring
room in Echo Bay.
Enjoy hiking and crabbing at Sucia.
Sucia to Reid Harbor on Stuart Island.
balls, a few spaces of dock
attached to shore, some detached docks and lots of anchoring
space. If you are up to a several hour hike, walk out to the west end lighthouse. It is a beautiful setting and the trail is not difficult.
Reid Harbor to Roche Harbor
This is only a couple miles so allows more time on Stuart. Nice shops, good restaurants and a surprisingly well stocked small grocery store. You can stay at the marina or anchor
out. July 4th has fireworks and there are hundreds of boats anchored. . .it's large!
Roche Harbor to Rosario Resort
Rosario Resort offers a bit of history
and luxury. If you stay at the marina, you have use of all resort amenities which include three swimming pools, a jacuzzi, sauna and showers.
Day 6 - Part 1
Rosario Resort to the visitor dock in Eastsound
or take up one of the mooring balls, then dinghy
to the dock. Spend several hours walking around the quaint village, having lunch and shopping
. There's a large supermarket, though with only one day to go, it's not much help.
Day 6 - Part 2
Eastsound dock to Spencer Spit on Lopez Island
Mooring balls and anchoring here. A nice walk on the beach.
Lopez back to Anacortes
Do use a tide and current
guide in planning your transits. If you have extra days, spend more time at Sucia or Stuart.
Good luck and enjoy!