This season our Bird Watching Cruises will focus on viewing Tufted puffins near Smith Island during the months of June and July. View birds from a unique vantage point as we cruise to this prime viewing location, taking in puffins and other varieties of common and seasonal birds. Our captain and professional naturalists will talk about, and help you spot, the wide variety of birds that you’ll see on this cruise.
The cruise also includes a delicious, freshly baked lasagna lunch (meat and veggie available), along with a Caesar salad, warm bread and dessert. Our vessels also have additional snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Smith Island is one of few areas left that tufted puffins are regularly seen in the San Juan Islands. Historically, these birds had many nesting colonies throughout the islands. However, due to population declines they have become rare and are listed as a “species of concern”.