Friday Harbor, Washington (May 19, 2016) – Schooners North now offers would-be voyagers a chance to observe the majestic wildlife along the San Juan Islands with full day whale watching charters from now through October. A friendly crew of experienced sailors will man the historic wooden schooner Spike Africa on an educational expedition. On each voyage, guests will be accompanied by a naturalist to answer any questions and to point out areas of interest throughout the whole day. For any children onboard, there is a special gathering to help them learn to identify different wildlife that can be spotted.
The “Orca Quest and Wildlife Adventure” is a golden opportunity to encounter all kind of marine life residing in the peaceful waters such as the Orca whale, grey whale, humpback whale that are usually found in the Salish Sea during the warm summer months. Other marine life such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, otters and porpoises are also known to make frequent appearances. Of course, sightings of the iconic Bald Eagle as well as the local and migratory birds are also common.
On our Whale and Wildlife Quest, and when the winds are right, our sailing schooner allows us to be quietly under sail, and as minimally intrusive as possible. This is not only less stressful for wildlife, but you will feel a greater connection to the beautiful, natural world around us.
Going at an easy pace also allows guests to capture golden opportunities for photographing wildlife as well as just having a leisurely time with family on the deck
All this can be experienced by guests aboard Schooners North’s historic wooden schooner, Spike Africa. Spike Africa was originally built by Bob Sloan to serve as a freighting vessel some forty years ago. After a much needed refitting, the vessel is now fully restored and upgraded to provide guests with utmost comfort and luxury the entire duration of the voyage.
For more information about full day charters and whale watching, go to www.SanJuanSailCharter.com.
About Schooners North
Schooners North specializes in overnight sailings, burials at sea, wildlife quest sailings and whale watching along the San Juan Islands. The company is most notably known for their historic 80-foot schooner, Spike Africa. Quality and safety is what Schooners North strives for as both the crew and the vessel are Coast Guard inspected and certified.