Sailing San Juan Islands

November 10, 2019
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Spike-Africa_lagoonSail Aboard a vintage Windjammer

Schooners North sails through the small-town of Friday Harbor in San Juan Islands, Washington. The San Juan archipelago is a group of tiny fir-tree covered countries in Northwest Washington State from the Canadian border.

The waters surrounding the islands tend to be teaming with wildlife including the iconic Orcas in addition to Humpback whales, a few species of dolphins, otters and a myriad of bird types including numerous bald eagles. The seas one of the countries are very well sheltered, peaceful and interesting cruising.

Our islands come in the popular rain shadow regarding the Olympic peninsula giving united states housing from most of the Northwest’s rainy weather condition. It is extremely common to look up into a 50 mile wide, clear blue window of sky above with storm clouds on every horizon.


Enjoying the San Juan isles from the deck of a lovely Schooner offers a unique viewpoint into this lovely area of the Salish Sea. Our cruises share the waters with whales, porpoise, seals and sea lions, otters and a plethora of sea birds. Understand all of them and their particular habitat from our onboard naturalists. Relax and enjoy the natural splendor and breathtaking scenery, or take part in working the ship.

Schooners-North-sunset sail adventureOur practiced and friendly team is always happy to share their particular understanding and passion for cruising. We offer time sails on our coast-guard inspected vessel departing from Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, for the season from might through October, including complete day, half-day and evening sails. We in addition offer multiple-day activities, unique activities, as well as your personal sailboat charter. To find out more, and supply mail or telephone call Schooners North at or 360 378-2224.

These three and six-hour sails depart from and come back to the Spring Street Landing dock in Friday Harbor, right next to the ferry landing.

Our training course is determined by the wind and currents. Heading up San Juan Channel, we sail between Shaw and San Juan isles, passing Yellow Island, along with it’s astounding number of wild plants within the Spring, and Jones Island, both tend to be state areas obtainable just by boat. On full days we’ll likely pass Spieden Island on our method to Haro Strait in which we quite often encounter whales whenever they’re in your community. As soon as we sail a southerly training course from Friday Harbor we’ll go around Turn Island, another island playground, and toward Lopez Island and Griffin Bay on the south end of San Juan. On the full day we’ll sail through Cattle Pass and on to Haro Strait, with panoramic views of Olympic Peninsula and in case we’re happy, see whales.

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