Nestled in the northwest corner of the contiguous United States between the mainland and the British Islands is an archipelago known as the San Juan Islands, an emerging tourist attraction that is drawing visitors from all over the world. With over 400 islands and rock outcroppings, over 478 miles of shoreline, and a thriving ecosystem, a charter around this little pocket of paradise in the Pacific Northwest should be your next big plan on your travel itinerary.
The San Juan Islands are blessed with whale sightings year round. Killer whales in the waters, for instance, are categorized into two: the residents and the transients. No matter which month you’re planning to go on one of the available San Juan Island charters, you’re likely to see these majestic orcas. The prime months for viewing are May through October.
From March to May, gray whales may also be seen on the south end of one of these islands — and again from October to November. Humpback whales with their haunting songs can also be spotted towards the end of the year. Minke whales, known for their smaller size and long dives, are very hard to study, but about 17 have been spotted on the waters of the islands year round.
Booking San Juan Island charters that spotlight boating and just sailing around the Salish Sea is not your typical boating experience. The archipelago happens to boast of not only excellent waterways, but also wineries and vineyards that are accessible by boat. Imagine lounging on a deck of your private schooner as you make the most unusual winery tour ever!
If you wish to just relax and enjoy the view, boating charters provide everything from day trips to customized itineraries for your pleasure.
The San Juan Islands is home to a teeming underwater ecosystem that makes it the perfect spot for angling, no matter the season. Even winter fishing in our waters will yield hefty catches of hatchery chinook.
Even better, angling in this archipelago is regulated and monitored to ensure that fishing enthusiasts will always have an experience that will remind them to be conscientious in having their fun.
In addition, San Juan Islands charters can take you wildlife watching, sightseeing, and bird watching! Off the boat, you can also immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting our museums, restaurants, and shops. We also have zip line and other activities for those looking for a bit of adventure.
Choosing Your Charter
Guided and private charters designed to help guests to the San Juan Islands enjoy the beauty of the archipelago are available, year-round. When choosing, it’s recommended to carefully look through the pre-planned itinerary to make sure that you’ll be signing up for something that you will enjoy. If you choose to create your own tour, choose a charter that accords you with the flexibility and freedom to do so. They will be a great help in advising you.
Book Your Charter Now
Are you ready to have your fun yet? You’ll be pleased to know that charters like Schooners North provide a host of options for holiday-goers and guests. From day trips to private yacht charters, you will be treated to a sailing experience that is designed to give you a lasting impression of the beauty of these islands.
They also offer all-in packages with crewed charters to ensure your complete convenience during your travel. With a chef and a captain, these are perfect for a whole suite of private or corporate events, including birthdays and wedding receptions.
With everything that the San Juan Islands has to offer, you’ll definitely be having the most memorable vacation ever.
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