Monthly Archives: August 2013

San Juan Islands Photo Tour 2014

May 2 to May 8, 2014 (beginning & ending on Orcas Island)

Join Don Paulson and Emerald Isle Charters for an unforgettable photographic adventure. Based aboard the Na’walak, a beautiful 54-foot pilothouse ketch, you will experience and photograph the unique beauty and sunny weather of Washington’s San Juan Islands.  The alluring charm of this archipelago is expressed both in its natural landscapes, and its diverse wildlife. Grass and moss carpeted hillsides give way to graceful madronas and sculpted firs. This trip is timed for the peak wildflower bloom that fills the meadows.  A variety of trails provide great opportunities for discovery. A sunny overlook, a hidden cove, a quaint one-room school house, or an abandoned lighthouse are among the myriad treasures to be found.

We will visit the less inhabited outer islands including Patos, Sucia, Matia, and Yellow Islands.  All of Yellow Island is a Nature Conservancy preserve, and is famous for its extensive meadows filled with wildflowers.  Each day we will explore and photograph a different island, park or preserve with walks to photogenic viewpoints.  Patos and Turn Point Lighthouses are favorite photo subjects.  Our evenings will be spent anchored in secluded coves.  Sea Kayaks are available for an evening paddle. Continue reading »

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Whales, Bears and Glaciers 2014

August 22 -30, 2014 (Juneau to Wrangell)

Join Don Paulson and Dolphin Charters for unforgettable Alaskan adventure filled with abundant wildlife and dramatic scenery!  Based aboard the Delphinus, a comfortable, 50-foot custom trawler, we will focus on photographing humpback and orca whales, brown and black bears and Southeast Alaska’s impressive glaciers.  Our 10 day itinerary will allow us to explore broadly and to go ashore regularly.  Ask for a copy of our detailed itinerary. Continue reading »

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