New Rosario Marina docks open and ready for boaters

Many boaters who frequented Rosario Resort & Spa Marina over the years noticed that time was taking its toll on the well-used docks. Well, Rosario noticed, too, and the marina has recently finished a complete overhaul of its docks.

Located in picturesque Eastsound on Orcas Island, Rosario Resort rebuilt and replaced the old docks with new aluminum ones fabricated by Northwest Docks out of Anacortes, Washington.

There are 30 slips, with numerous expanded side ties now available, and new this season is a rebuilt Marina Family Pool, the use of which is included in the moorage fee for up to four people.

“I have been at Rosario for many years and the old docks were older than I am,” said Christopher Peacock, general manager at Rosario Resort & Spa. “I am sure our marina guests will be happy with the new ‘U’ configuration which allows boats to enter our slips down a deeper center channel.”

Seasonal summer rates, from May 26 to September 15, are $2 per foot, with a minimum charge of $52 for boats under 30 feet. This rate includes use of power (with more 50 amp power now available), unlimited water, access to the Marina Family Pool and showers.

Many slips are available to book online, but if there appears to be no availability, please call the Harbormaster’s office for availability at 360-376-2152 ext. 700http://rosarioresort.com/marina/

Guests who stay in the Marina may also visit the historic Moran Mansion, home to the turn-of the-century Moran Lounge and Mansion Restaurant. The Spa at Rosario is located on the garden level of the Moran Mansion, and moorage guests may use the facilities (including the historic indoor therapeutic indoor pool and newly refurbished outdoor adult pool for a daily fee of $10 + tax per person, valid until 12:00noon the following day).

The Rosario Resort Marina is recognized as a certified clean marina under the Clean Marina Washington Program for its efforts to protect water quality, properly manage waste and promote clean boating practices.

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