Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wildlife Cruises: 2014 Schedule

Our cruises are hosted by seasoned naturalist Roger Risley, who provides excellent commentary on the natural history of the island and the wildlife sighted. Join us on one of the cruises below!

Spring Migration Cruises
April 26 & May 3

Puffin Cruises
July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
August 1 & 2
6-9 p.m.
*now book online

Fall Migration Cruises
September 27 & October 4

Winter Wildlife Cruises
November 29 & December 31
1-4 p.m.
*now book online

For reservations and information: 
(360) 385-5582
book online at

Offered in partnership with and generous support from Puget Sound Express

(DISCLAIMER: Depending on weather conditions, the cruise may go to either Protection Island or Oak Bay/Port Ludlow area.)

The Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to breeding, nesting, and flyway populations of close to 100 marine bird species at different times of the year. Located close to Puget Sound, approximately 70 percent of the nesting seabirds in our inland waters nest here, including the largest nesting colony of rhinoceros auklets in the world. The island contains one of the last 2 nesting colonies of tufted puffins in the Puget Sound area. About 1,000 harbor seals use the island as a pupping and rest area, and elephant seals often haul out to molt there during the summer. We have been leading seasonal wildlife cruises to view the changing community of birds and mammals using the sanctuary since 1984. 
Learn more information here.

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