Stuart Island "Eagles & Orcas" Paddle
The San Juan Islands are teeming with wildlife in the air, on land, and in the water. Protected ocean waters dotted with islands make for great scenery. The San Juan Islands are known for there pods of Orca Whales that reside in their waters but there is certainly lots more to see than just the whales. A plethora of seals, cormorants, eagles, and sea life gave us a great show. We even had a pair of Ospreys near our camp. For our trip, we paddled from San Juan Island to Stuart Island where we spent two nights. On our second day, we circumnavigated Stuart Island and spent the other two days paddling to and from San Juan Island.
Brian Van Drie, co-founder of Paddling.net, and his wife Kara spent three days paddling in the San Juans with guides Eli and David. They were joined by eight other guests, making a great trip with enjoyable company.
Kayaks, outfitting and services provided by Outdoor Odysseys.