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Posted on Mar. 12, 2021
Sea Lions and Mt Baker by Maya's Legacy Whale Watching Charters

Pristine San Juan Island, a mere 65 miles north of Seattle, is a haven for wildlife at sea and on land alike.  The iconic Orca and impressive Humpback whales along with the mighty Steller sea lions make the waters around San Juan Island their home. The island lies within the Pacific Coast Flyaway, which extends from Alaska to South America, making it a popular stop for migratory birds, like the majestic Trumpeter Swans or a waterdance of Loons. Spring is a marvelous time to see bald Eagles teaching their young how to fly, baby foxes frolicking on the prairie and baby seals waiting absolutely still on a rock waiting for their Mom to come back from dinner hunting.

 

Posted on Apr. 20, 2020
Lime Kiln Lighthouse on San Juan Island, Washington

Last year for Earth Day, my Sweetie and I treated ourselves to a voluntourism weekend on San Juan Island. We participated along with the amazing Bird Rock staff (Hi Kasey and Emily!) in the annual Great Island Beach Clean-up and learned so much...

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Posted on Mar. 4, 2020
Spring Break on San Juan Island - Mount Young

This Spring, treat yourself to an uncomplicated island getaway. Meander through fields of wildflowers, observe Orcas and Humpbacks in the wild and partake in the exhilarating bucket list adventures that San Juan Island has to offer, as it awakes...

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Posted on Mar. 4, 2020
Beautiful Wildflowers in the San Juan Islands

It could be said that our Earth laughs in wildflowers.  Nowhere is this more true than in April and May on San Juan Island. Meadows, mountains, forest floors and prairies are abloom with Fairy Slippers, Fawn Lilies, Blue Camas, Indian Paintbrush, Buttercups and more, much more. You can’t pick or replant them, they won’t keep. You just have to be there, in the moment, and enjoy their sweet smells and the way they sway with the wind.  There are daffodil fields that some lovely soul planted on the prairie of American Camp and the meadows of English Camp. And wherever you go, you’ll find fresh flower stands on the roadsides, ready to adorn your hotel room or your home. Come on up and savor this precious time of the year with one of our favorite wildflower hikes on San Juan Island.

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