Whale and Wildlife Education and Conservation in the San Juan Islands
Seeing whales and wildlife in their natural environment is a peak experience that we passionately share with our passengers. Fostering a love of the Salish Sea ecosystem and its inhabitants by immersing people in their surroundings and providing education is a fundamental component of each trip on the water.
As part of your whale watching and wildlife tour, our marine naturalist educators and captains provide information about the lives of endangered Southern Resident orcas, Bigg’s killer whales, Humpback and other baleen whales, wildlife, habitat, history, culture, and biology.
You’ll gain an understanding of which populations are thriving (and why), which populations need our help, and the challenges faced by the endangered Southern Resident orca population. Through our interactive and immersive educational tours, we aim to inspire many of our guests to join us in engaging in specific conservation efforts for whales and other wildlife.
We also serve as further resources for you beyond your time with us on the water. We like to stay in touch and help you stay involved.
Our efforts expand beyond educating and inspiring others to get involved. As a company that is passionate about the whales and wildlife, we take a leadership role in conservation efforts on the local, state and national level.
We advocate on behalf of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, the enhancement of salmon stocks, their habitat and the preservation of the entire Salish Sea ecosystem. Captain Jeff has visited Washington DC and Olympia, WA to brief national and state senators, representatives and congressional staff on the current status of Southern Resident Killer Whales and critical conservation issues they face.
We participate in research by providing data from our tours to whale research organizations. And Captain Sara is a research assistant and board member of Orca Behavior Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that conducts non-invasive behavioral and acoustic research on the killer whales of the Salish Sea.
Orca Task Force
Salmon Population Restoration
The San Juan Islands & Beyond
Volunteering Our Vessels
Supporting Conservation & Research
We support a variety of conservation and research organizations, as well as causes within our local community. Our support includes financial contributions on your behalf by donating a portion of every seat sold, donations made by individuals within our company, as well as involvement and service working with organizations on a variety of projects.