Dream Yacht Charter ist seit vielen Jahren mit seiner weltweiten Flotte in außergewöhnlichen Segel-Destinationen vertreten. In Zusammenarbeit mit Anacortes Yacht Charters in Anacortes, Washington, erweitert Dream Yacht Charter sein Angebot im nordwestlichen Pazifik.
More than 170 islands comprise Washington State’s San Juan County, and hundreds more are just over the Canadian border. Beginning in Anacortes, a historically rich town on Fidalgo Island just 78 miles north of Seattle, you’re an easy sail away from Pacific Northwest’s secluded coves and quaint seaside towns. In fact, much of the allure of cruising in the San Juan Islands is that you can be in a busy bustling harbor with restaurants and quaint shopping and then set off for a quiet anchorage that evening to enjoy a peaceful island sunset. The possibilities are endless!
Count on temperatures around 80° in the summer and 40° in the winter. A happy confluence of weather systems also accounts for the high level of air quality you’ll appreciate across the San Juans.
Immerse yourself in the rich history…
The San Juan Islands, consisting of 172 named islands and reefs, are strung like jewels up and down the Pacific Northwest coastline. The name “San Juan” was given to the islands by the Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza, who charted the islands in 1791, naming them Isla y Archiepelago de San Juan. San Juan Island itself was first discovered (by a European) by one of the officers under Eliza’s command, Gonzalo López de Haro (for whom Haro Strait is named). The Spanish had found the islands a year earlier during the exploring voyage of Manuel Quimper on the Princesa Real, but it was not clear that they were islands.
Visit the English and American Camps on San Juan Island, the location of the historic “Pig War” where a 13-year standoff between the American Army and British Royal Navy on San Juan Island that began in the summer of 1859 after an American settler shot a British pig on the island that both nations claimed.
Or take a stroll through the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort where Seattle Shipbuilder and Mayor Robert Moran once lived with his family. This resort, originally built between 1906-1909, features original photographs as far back as the late 1800’s and includes original furnishings and fixtures.
Adventurous mariners seeking a special place have been to drawn to the San Juan Islands for centuries. And long before Spanish and English sailors explored this vast myriad of islands, Native Americans inhabited the area and continue to maintain their rich heritage up and down the coast.
Experience a unique array of indigenous wildlife…
The protected waters that surround these islands are a closely guarded secret to those who have discovered them. Wildlife abounds; from May through September you can watch local pods of Orca frolic in the waves – and you’re just as likely to see squirrels, deer and migratory birds as you are to spot seals, sea lions and whales. So keep your camera handy as you start a cruise
The San Juan Islands host the greatest concentration of Bald Eagles in the continental United States. Great Blue Herons and Black Oystercatchers can be found along island shores in winter, and the islands are home to Trumpeter Swans Canada Geese and other waterfowl.
Other marine mammals include the River otters, Steller sea lions, Common minke whales, Dall’s porpoise, and other cetaceans. These are just a few of the natural delights that await the intrepid sailor who ventures into the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest.