Pleasant cruising calls for comfortable anchorages overnight. Some of the better spots are listed below, with their mileages from Astoria, but charts should be noted and caution exercised when entering many of them. Depths should be sounded and note should be made of tidal ranges before turning in the for the night. Open anchorages are subject to winds and to waaves from passing ships and barge tows. 


Miles Desination

17 Steamboat Slough and Skamokawa

18 Clifton and Prairie Channels

23 Elochoman Marina at Cathlament

24 Welcome Slough, Puget Island

26 Westport Floats

29 Wallace Island

37 Coal Creek sough, Stella

40 Longview Yacht Club, in Fisher Channel

41 Walker Island

50 Chalton Slough

56 West Channel, Sandy Island, above Goble

56 Kalama Marina

59 Martin Slough

64 St. Helens City Dock

64 Sand Island public dock

71 Hadley's Landing, Multnomah Channel

84 Portland Marinas


Miles Desitnation

4 Warrenton Mooring Basin

5 Hammond Mooring Basin

9 Ilwaco Mooring Basin

Marinas, anchorages, city docks on Columbia river

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The Astoria Yacht Club was established on the 16th day of October 1931, by Edward C. Judd, H.L. Edling and A. C. Fulton, all residents of Astoria, Oregon. 

Throughout the years, the Astoria Yacht Club has carried on the tradition of hosting various exciting and unique regattas, cruises and other functions involving good food and fellowship with other Yacht Club members. 

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Astoria Yacht Club

PO Box 323 

Astoria, OR 97103


300 Industry Street

Ste #201

Astoria, Oregon 97103