2023 Great Bear Rainforest Trip Recap

In mid-August this past summer, after a long pause of four years, we once again set sail for a nearly month-long journey up the enchanting Inside Passage. Beyond the towering mountain lined fjords, winding channels, and secret, pristine anchorages, lay…

2024 SEASON SCHEDULE IS OUT!

Ahoy sailors! We've just finalized our 2024 sailing schedule! For details about our trips please click on the date. Our day-sails are bookable securely online from the "Day Sail" page. To book or inquire about the multi-day sails please complete…

7 Amazing Getaways & Weekend Trips from Seattle

Visitors come from around the world to check out the sights in Seattle. They love touring the Space Needle, seeing the workers toss fish at Pike Place Market, and grabbing a cup of coffee from one of the local shops.…

7 Things To Do In San Juan Islands For A Relaxing Vacation

If you're looking for a quiet getaway or an active vacation, take a trip to the San Juan Islands. This archipelago is located right off Washington in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are known for their natural beauty and outdoor…

Best Time To See Orcas In San Juan Islands - The Ultimate Guide

The San Juan Islands make up an archipelago off the coast of Washington in the United States. They're also close to Vancouver, British Columbia, making them a popular destination for many tourists. One of the best reasons to visit the…

Native Flora of the San Juan Islands

The Pacific Northwest region of North America, is home to a rich diversity of plant life. Indigenous peoples who have lived in this region for thousands of years have developed deep relationships with the plants, using them for food, medicine,…

A Journey Through Time

Captain George Vancouver's Voyage and the Inside Passage:  When we sail north through the Inside Passage in Nawalak, our warm and comfortable 55’ charter sailboat, we navigate the same winding channels and fjords that Vancouver once sailed, gaining a deeper…

That’s Bull…Kelp

Kelp beds and forests are a vital part of the marine ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest. These underwater forests, composed primarily of bull kelp, are incredibly important to the survival and growth of many different species, and have been used…

Seeing Stars

Sea Stars Sea stars, also known as starfish, play an important role in the ecosystem of the Salish Sea. The PNW is home to several species of these interesting animals. They are considered to be keystone species, which means that…

Orca - The Killer Whale

Killer Whales   Orcas, also known as killer whales, are toothed whales and the largest member of the dolphin family. They are apex predators found in all of the world's oceans and can be identified by their unique physical features,…

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