San Juan Islands, Washington is a beautiful and exciting destination for a vacation, especially for a family vacation. There are plenty of things to do and see while there, including a guided bicycle tour, a day out with a kayak and even a whale watch.
Whales are an extremely important part of the the Pacific Northwest, especially in the San Juan Islands. Orca whales can be spotted from around the middle of April to the start of October, but they are especially popular to visitors between the months of June and September and you can see them regularly on a whale watching tour.
Other whales that can be seen in the San Juan Islands include minke, humpback and gray whales but they are not the only sea creatures that you might see. Sea lions, porpoises, otters and seals are common in the islands and fun for the whole family to see. On top of that, there are plenty of seabirds, including a large population of bald eagles.
The whale watch tour guides will include all of the information that you could want about these wonderful creatures. It means that they are not just fascinating for younger children but also a great learning experience for older children and adults alike. You will learn many facts about the orca whales, such as their different body parts, what they eat, and how these creatures communicate with each other. They actually have their own language!
They are able to share valuable interesting facts, for example, the Ocras are commonly referred to as “Southern Residents” and they are on the endangered species list because they are a unique, small population. In addition, the whale watch tour operators ensure that they follow all guidelines, both federal and state, to make sure that the whales are not disturbed. This makes the family vacation enjoyable for all – you and the whales.
A whale watch tour is not the only thing that you can do on the Washington Islands. There are plenty of things to do, such as bicycle tours and kayaking. This is the chance to do something that you would never usually do while enjoying your vacation with the family. There are also plenty of activities for children, which make the Islands the perfect family vacation spot.
Or you could spend a day on the beach, enjoying the sun and relaxing on the soft sand. If you prefer to stay indoors and want something educational, there are also plenty of museums around that cater for the younger generation as well as the older ones.