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Welcome to the Jamal! The Jamal is an elegantly appointed 75-foot luxury yacht skippered by a USCG licensed captain and certified crew who have over 25 years of experience together and the San Juan Islands are an amazing location to charter the Jamal for just about any occasion!  From your own custom luxury vacation cruise (and maybe a little whale watching), special events including weddings and birthday parties, to business events including corporate retreats and company meetings.

The San Juan Islands are located within the Washington’s Puget Sound and are a destination for fishing, boating, sea kayaking, scuba diving, golf, and snow sports, with proximity to Seattle. Home to some of America’s most well-known corporations, Seattle is a growing city that is still a popular vacation destination.

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The San Juan Islands are made up of many islands of which 172 have names. There are 17 state parks within the islands. All of the islands are within two to three hours of cruising. The four main islands are Orcas, San Juan, Lopez and Shaw. It is a day’s cruise from the Seattle area to the San Juans. From Bellingham it is two to three hours. There are so many bays, harbors and anchorages that you could spend several summers cruising the entire area.

A typical ten-day cruise in the San Juan Islands would be as follows:

Day 1 – Leave Bellingham Harbor and cruise to Sucia Islands. Drop anchor in Echo Bay. Sucia Islands are a cluster of 11 islands and inlets. Fossils can be found in one of the bays as well as oysters, clams & crabs. Hiking trails are abundant throughout the Islands. Sucia was known in the early days as the base for smuggling and rum running.

Day 2 – Cruise to Stuart Island. There are two main anchorages on this island: Reid and Prevost Harbors. Anchor in one of these areas to explore the island on one of the hiking trails. There are picnic sites, docks and floats. A typical hike would be to Turn Point lighthouse, which has a sweeping view of the Canadian Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. Both harbors are good places to practice your kayaking.

Day 3 – Cruise to San Juan Island and Roche Harbor Resort, which is the famous home of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company. This historical island provides many fun and interesting places to explore. The formal garden in front of the Hotel de Haro is quite beautiful. Besides a restaurant, bar, and shops, there is also an Olympic size swimming pool and tennis courts. The hike to the mausoleum is not to be missed. At sunset each night, we enjoy the traditional flag ceremony.

Day 4 – Cruise to Westcott and Garrison Bays. Here we will crab, tour an oyster farm and visit the British Camp, which was established in the 1860s and remained active until 1872 after the Pig War. The blockhouse, commissary and barracks are still standing.

Day 5 – Cruise to the town of Friday Harbor, the largest in the islands, which also serves as the county seat. There are all types of shopping available only a short walk from where the boat is anchored. Visit the Whale Museum or the University of Washington Marine Laboratories, located right in the harbor.

Day 6 – Cruise to Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island. This beautiful sandy finger of land is perfect for picnics and hiking. Also, it is a great place to catch crab.

Day 7 – Cruise the islands, looking for pods of Orca Whales (also known as killer whales) and do some exciting whale watching. Spend the evening in one of the dozens of lovely bays.

Day 8 – Cruise to the beautiful and charming city of Victoria, British Columbia. Clear customs, sightsee, shop, enjoy high tea at the Empress Hotel and visit the Maritime Museum. Victoria is not to be missed.

Day 9 – Cruise to Sidney Harbor and visit the famed and internationally known Butchart Gardens. Cruise to Sidney Spit Marine Park and enjoy a barbeque picnic on the beach. Hike around the island and see wild sheep, deer, pheasants and peacocks.

Day 10 – Return to Bellingham.

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