Shearwater will be offering our regularly scheduled 3-hour Kayak Tours at Deer Harbor Marina at 10 am and 2 pm daily in May.
Our whale and wildlife tours will also focus on Birding . We depart at 12:30 to 4:00 on May 5 - May 7. Each day we depart from the Orcas Island Ferry Landing. Check in at 12 pm noon, and lunches are available. Beverages and snacks are on the boat, as well as binoculars, hats, gloves, and some extra warm gear. Parking is outside the village any where along the road, either side of the ferry.
Wild Bird and Whale Watching Tours
: Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7; 1PM - 4PM, $79. Explore the San Juan and Canadian Gulf islands aboard a fast, exciting, powerboat specially designed for wildlife viewing. Chat with our knowledgeable captains and naturalists as you observe rare birds, majestic marine mammals, and the incredible geologic and cultural features of our beautiful islands on this unique 3-4 hour tour.
Birdwatching Kayak Tour: Saturday, May 6, 2PM - 5PM; and Sunday, May 7, 10AM - 1PM, $55. Paddle a stable, tandem kayak along the scenic north shore of Orcas Island. Observe the local and migratory birds living on the water and nesting in trees and the cliffs that make up Point Doughty State Park. Enjoy close encounters with other wildlife as you learn about the unique organisms, ecosystems, history, and geology that make this area so special.
Nature trips will take place during Wildlife Weekend. Details coming soon.
Saturday, May 6
Arrive at 9 am for a 9:15 start. Parking is available at the hatchery. This will be a walking tour - not strenuous. Dress for weather and mild activity level – duration about 90 minutes. Free of charge. Call the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce (360-376-2273) to reserve a spot, or send an email.
Location: Olga Road, 1.5 miles south of intersection @ Crescent Beach Road
Long Live the Kings website.
Saturday & Sunday (10 am - 4 pm)
"Orcas W.I.L.D." is short for Orcas Wildlife Institute for Learning and Discovery. Our main objective in founding this center is to create an educational space where visitors and residents of the island can glean knowledge of our diverse ecosystem here in the San Juan Islands, Washington and surrounding areas.
Located at 217 Main Street, Eastsound