About the San Juans
The evergreen shores and often pristine marine environment of the hundreds of islands making up the San Juan archipelago are known throughout the world for their unsurpassed beauty.
Just fifteen thousand years ago a small, landlocked mountain range of uplifted metamorphic and sedimentary rock was gouged and cut by advancing glaciers over a mile high. When the ice retreated and the Pacific Ocean filled the deep canyons and broad valleys with sea water creating straits, channels and bays, the San Juan Islands were born. Protected from Pacific Ocean swells and storms by Vancouver Island to the west, the islands have commanding views of the Olympic Mountains(7,962 ft. elev. max.) to the south, snow covered Mt. Baker(10, 781 ft. elev.) and the Cascade Range to the east and the British Columbia Coast Range to the north.
Today these boundary waters between the U.S. San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands(known as the Salish Sea) represent one of the highest-density marine wildlife viewing areas in the world!
Having paddled through these waters for over thirty years, we feel there is no better way to explore this inland sea than by sleek, silent and safe sea kayaks. These boats were conceived and constructed for the ocean and compel the paddler to reach a reverent harmony with the sea. The feeling is like no other, tranquil yet exhilarating, humbling yet fulfilling, overcoming nature yet becoming part of it. Join us for an adventure! We think you’ll agree!
“Earl and I really enjoyed our kayak adventure with you! We have been telling our friends about your well organized and safe trips! We appreciate the good food, the great sailing and your trusty expertise on the sea! Thanks for your patience and excellent company! We hope to join you in 2005 for your 25th anniversary season! Our friends are interested too!”
Linda and Earl Cook