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Enjoy the adventure and beauty of Camano Island from the water with two cool people!


We want to thank all who participated in our Experiences making 2022 a great success.  We are fully booked for this season and looking forward to our next season beginning in June 2023. Look for updates on this website after January 1, 2023.



2 hour Port Susan Cruise

 Departing from our waterfront location at Tyee Beach at the south end of  Camano Island, we will cruise the the picturesque beach communities of Port Susan.  Sights could include:

Barnum Point, Warm Beach, Kayak Point and Camano Head as well as local and seasonal wildlife.

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Person holding a crab

3 Hour Port Susan Cruise/Crabbing Experience

Our most popular experience during crab season. Learn about crabbing in Port Susan including baiting, harvesting & cooking Dungeness Crab.​We start by dropping traps, cruising around Port Susan, checking traps mid-way and at the end of the cruise.  On shore we will show you how we clean and cook the crab.

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Friday Happy Hour Cruise

4-6 PM on Fridays. Bring your favorite food and beverage for an fun cruise on Port Susan. Your play list or ours.


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Create Your Own Cruise

Do you have a birthday, anniversery, remembrance ceremony or,other special event, or are there points of interest you'd like to see? Are you interested in giving relatives or friends a boat tour or crabbing experience as a gift?


Just call Captain John to discuss!


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John and Deckhand


We call ourselves Boatsafloat 2 because we have two boats, a 41 foot Beneteau Express Cruiser  "Ruby"  and “Tooona” our 24-foot Pontoon boat. 

Your fully vaccinated crew includes John Cavanaugh who holds a USCG 100 ton Masters License for inland waters and  his mate in life and on the boat, Linda Evans.

We offer 2-hour cruises, 3-hour crabbing experiences and custom boat cruises for up to 6 passengers in the Port Susan and Saratoga Passage waters around Camano Island. 

Tours start and end from our waterfront property at Tyee Beach located at the south end of Camano Island. 



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“       "A boat tour with Captain Cavanaugh is a must for any visitor to Camano Island. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on the waters and then headed home with a wealth of freshly caught crab cleaned and cooked by the Captain himself. The hospitality we experienced with Boatsafloat 2 was an absolute highlight of our island vacation.”

- Jamie & Nena H.


        "We headed out on a tour on the main boat with my newlywed daughter and husband (him being born/raised in Boston). What a wonderful experience this was, particularly for him!!! We had the unexpected pleasure of seeing 4 orcas during the cruise. The boat was clean, ran well, and our hosts pointed out local beaches, mountains and island landmarks.   I would wholeheartedly recommend BoatsAfloat2 for a special experience, even for those of us having lived in the area for years.”

- Susan C.

Hi Captain John & Linda,

We had a great time on Saturday! The experience was great for Griffin and Matt!!! Thank you so much for teaching them to clean and cook the crabs as well!!! Matt &  I think that cleaning them first and then cooking was a better choice...Griff however thought cooking them whole was better!!!  Thank you for sending the picture, that is a great shot!

- Matt, Holly, & Griff H

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What are the sea conditions in these waters?

We operate only during the summer months June – September.  This provides the maximum opportunity for calmer waters and a great adventure. Safety and fun adventures are the top priority. Should the sea or weather conditions become less than desired the captain has the option to cancel the booking and reschedule or provide a full refund.

What can we expect upon arrival?

Arriving 15 minutes early, we will confirm your reservation, complete the waiver, (sent out with booking) and discuss safety while on board.  If we are using our power boat we will take you by dinghy to the mooring.

What should we wear?

Depending on weather, dress accordingly (layering is always a good idea).   We will be departing from our beach.  Wear appropriate footwear (water sandals, or other soft-soled shoes – no hard soles, please).

What can we bring?

We encourage you to bring your food and beverage of choice. We will provide bottled water and ice. 

Covid Policy

We are fully vaccinated and boosted.  At the present time, masks are optional, but this may change if State/Federal guidelines or mandates require.  If you or any member of your party has cold or flu-like symptoms, please call us immediately so that we can reschedule.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations allowed within three full days before tour date.  Company retains right to cancel trips based on weather or rough water conditions.



For any inquiries, questions or reservations for the 2022  season, please call or text 360-672-2760 or fill out the following form. 

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3269 Shoreline Dr

Camano Island, WA 98282

Capt. John Cavanaugh

 Call/Text: 360-672-2760

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