Have you already started packing for your voyage in the San Juan Islands? No doubt you’ve already covered the basics including weather-appropriate clothing, toiletries, sunscreen, and snacks, but be sure to make room in your luggage for other cruising essentials. If this is your first time on a charter, take note of these items. It’s better to be prepared for what lies ahead. [Read more…]
For those whose lives revolve around the sea, there is no greater honor than being buried in its depths when death comes knocking. At a glance, burial at sea seems relatively easy. You just need to make sure your deceased loved one is well-protected so that no sea creature can disturb his or her eternal sleep, and secure the body with dead weight to make it stay at the bottom of the sea.
Although hosting a great number of wildlife creatures, the San Juan Islands’ whale watching is widely acknowledged as the best tourist attraction in the area. Not only does a glimpse of an orca offer an once-in-a-lifetime experience, the activity itself can be considered as a rare treat and privilege for the watcher.
However, mainly due to its relatively newness, whale watching in San Juan Islands caused some serious concerns for environmentalists as most of these watchers are not well-informed on the do’s and don’ts of watching orcas whilst in the wild. [Read more…]
There’s a wide range of vacation options to choose from and cruising at sea is becoming a popular one nowadays. This is because of the benefits it offers to vacationers who want a convenient yet exciting way to be in touch with nature.
Sailing across the San Juan Islands is an exciting way to be closer to nature. It provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and lets you recharge and “disconnect” for a while. However, you can’t just go on a sailing adventure without preparing yourself for the experience.
To ensure a fun and hassle-free trip, there are factors to keep in mind when getting yourself ready, especially if you’re a first-timer. [Read more…]
When a loved one passes away, it’s natural to want to send them off in a memorable way. A burial at sea is certainly an emotionally embracing and picturesque option. Families often do a burial at sea to grant the wishes of their loved ones. Often for those who love the sea, their final request may be to be one with nature.
Depending on the outlook of the family members, a sea burial can be either a solemn occasion or one of great joy. Either way, a burial at sea is a somewhat intimate ceremony as only a limited number of people can be accommodated by the boat. [Read more…]
Whale watching in the San Juan Islands is an experience you will not forget for the rest of your life. Whales, dolphins–including orcas–and other marine wildlife are some of the amazing creatures you may be lucky enough to witness while at sea. In fact, many people are so consumed by their first-ever whale sighting they break out in tears. [Read more…]
Even if you’ve booked the most unique vessel for your whale watching trip in the San Juan Islands, you can’t fully appreciate a sighting if you don’t know which whale you’re gazing at. To help you prepare, here’s a rundown of the kinds of whales usually spotted in the Pacific Northwest. [Read more…]
Have you been contemplating taking your family up to the Pacific Northwest, but unsure on the best way to see it? Try sailing around the San Juan Islands! With so much wildlife available around the islands – orcas, dolphins, otters, humpback whales, bald eagles – sailing through the calm waters makes for an interesting time. There are many other reasons as to why a sailboat charter is the perfect way to see the San Juan Islands. Listed below are some of the activities you have access to when you hire your own private schooner. [Read more…]
When people think of interment, the first thing that comes to mind is burial under the ground. However, some people would rather go home to where life began: the ocean.
Indeed, burials at sea provide one of the most dignified ways of saying goodbye to a loved one. In fact, many military personnel choose this form of burial over traditional internment. And perhaps because of its poetic nature, many notable people have also decided to get buried at sea as well: [Read more…]