Be Whale Wise
Guidelines to help you watch marine wildlife responsibly
As a world-renowned boating destination, the San Juan Islands have a multitude of boating and sailing adventures and services. From day and overnight charters and rentals, to fuel and long-term moorage, to haul-outs and repairs, you'll likely find what you're looking for. Also, take a look at our Marinas page to help you plan your trip, or find more information about boating destinations on our Parks & Shorelines page.
The San Juans are home to a variety of marine wildlife, including the critically endangered Southern Resident orcas. Please Be Whale Wise while boating and give these magnificent animals their space!
The shorter your stay in the islands the more important it is to plan ahead. Booking activities in advance will make your trip run smoothly and you'll be more likely to get your first picks! Most tour operators have generous cancellation policies in case you need to make changes. (Check with individual companies to be sure of their policies.)