Institute - Adventures in
Natural History... Ichthyology... Marine Ecosystems... Snorkeling...
Oceanography... Ornithology... Environmental Studies... Tidepooling...
Marine Mammal Studies... and more!
Adventure Tours offers you and your students a comprehensive marine
education opportunity in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington
State. The coastal island chain in the Pacific Northwest brings
you a science field experience developing a broader understanding
of the marine resources and natural history of the Puget Sound area.The
prolific marine environment of the San Juan Islands provides a variety
of habitats to study - from sandy shores to rocky cliffs - and an
incomparable underwater marine world of great diversity and abundance:
observe and track marine mammals and other wildlife with a special
emphasis upon the awe-inspiring resident Orcas, porpoise pods, otter
families, and piniped populations.
as well as fun! Our marine science institute will host your group
for snorkeling instruction, tide-pooling, sea-kayaking instructions,
natural history adventures, plankton sampling, guided ethno-botany
and ornithology walks and an interpretive deep water adventure on
the 43' Coast Guard certified vessel, Navigator.
Spieden Island is a very special and exclusive private
island that exists within the rain shadow of the Olympic Peninsula.
Accessible by both plane and boat, the island's serenity, simplicity
and luxury will be as memorable as the spectacular sunsets each
night. Principle facilities at Island Institute include a large
lodge for dining and educational programs, ten large, comfortable
safari-style tents with wooden floors, several cottages, a boathouse,
marina and an airstrip.
All Inclusive Tour Sample!
Travel Day & Group Welcome
Botanist led Nature walks & island discovery
Hiking & Island Exploration
expeditions to explore the ecology of the island
Tide pools &
Exploration of the coastal
Observe otters, seals, whales, porpoise pods
Marine Mammal Cruise
and many diverse marine birds while cruising aboard
Evening Campfire and Closing Celebration
Departure from island and return to mainland for transit
Return to points of origin
Morning Meeting & Closing Celebration
Call today! An Educational Adventure awaits
Great Adventure Tours