San Juan Islands
SEE WHAT MAKES THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS SO SPECIAL
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We’ll provide the breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, and you’ll get a tour that is unbelievably beautiful and unmistakably Northwest in one of our seaplanes.
This tour is narrated, and you’ll see why a seaplane is the best way to see our corner of the country as you take-off from our Kenmore/Lake Washington terminal and head out to the San Juan Islands. Just like every trip with Kenmore Air, the view is always included…
An archipelago is the fancy way to refer to a group of islands, and the San Juans are composed of 172 different named islands and reefs that sit between Anacortes, Wash., and Vancouver Island, which is part of British Columbia. All told, there are 408 miles of shoreline on the islands, the most of any single in the United States. Our scenic tour will provide an incredible perspective, allowing you to see exactly why Orcas Island is known for hiking (it’s the hilliest) while Lopez is best for biking (it’s the flattest). You’ll find four lighthouses located on the San Juan Islands, but not a single stoplight.
Four of the islands in the archipelago are accessible by ferry, but our scenic tour will give you a glimpse of the entire region, which sits at the intersection of three different waterways. The Strait of Georgia is to the North, the Strait of Juan de Fuca is located to the West with the Puget Sound located to the south. The collective region is known as the Salish Sea. The islands were first charted in 1791 by a Spanish explorer, however, the fossil evidence shows that hunting was occurring on the islands more than 6,000 years ago. The islands are also home to three different orca pods who live in the Salish Sea region with more than 80 in the local population.