Puget Sound, Washington

Sailing and Citizen Science Expedition

The Voyage: This unique itinerary for Atlas Obscura combines deep exploration of the local land and culture with an environmental mission to use our time sailing to assist local advocacy groups.

The San Juan Islands are the ultimate cruising grounds for the Pacific Northwest. Located in the northwest corner of the United States between the US mainland and Vancouver Island, Canada, the San Juans offer a diverse topography: beautiful sandstone islands, pebbly beaches, crystal clear water, surrounding snow-covered mountains giant trees and lush meadows. During your sailing trip you will have the opportunity to see Orca whales, harbor seals, otters, bald eagles, black tail deer and many more native animals and species of the local region. Our days will be filled with hiking, sailing, crabbing (in season) and endless opportunities for napping, reading, photography and exploring the many wonderful bays, islands and harbors just a short sail away.

Included in the total trip cost:

• Private captain and chefs for each boat

• Travel support to help customize and guide your group's journey

• Delicious family style meals with seven breakfasts, six lunches, three dinners and snacks aboard, all prepared by your private chefs

• Marina fees, dockage, and moorings for overnight anchorages

• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, local taxes, etc.

• And of course unabashed adventure and epic memories!

Boat Options

• Beneteau Oceanis 505 6 pax in 4 cabins | SC wholesale cost for 7 days $13,390

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