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2016 San Juan Island Photo Tour (FULL – waitlist 0)

Begins and ends in Deer Harbor, 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.

This trip is ideal for photography enthusiasts who wish to improve their photography skills.  You will photograph alongside professional nature photographer Don Paulson, both on shore and aboard the Na’walak. Don will be available throughout the trip for any help or photo advice you may need.  His passion for photography is contagious and you will be inspired to try new and creative ways to make photographs. If you are new to photography, Don will put you at ease with his knack for clear and simple explanations to your questions.  Advanced photographers will benefit from Don’s extensive knowledge and many years of working as a full-time nature photographer.  In the evenings you may wish to download and view your photos for the day. Don will be available to help you with any of your downloading or photo processing questions.

Cost: $2397 Limited to six people.

Click here to see photos from previous tours

Additional information is available at Emerald Isle Charters telephone 866 714-6611. Please mention that you learned about this trip from Don Paulson’s Website.

Or contact Don Paulson at don@donpaulson.com , telephone 360-830-2212

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No Photo Tours Scheduled

Sorry – we currently have no Photography Tours or Workshops scheduled for 2015.  Instead, Kathy and I will be photographing and travelling in our new truck/camper.

Don & Kathy with their new Tiger Vehicle

 

 

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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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Luxury Photo Cruise in Alaska – 2013

Alaskan Song

The Alaskan Song – Luxury Yacht

Luxury Photography Cruise aboard the Alaskan Song

May 17, 2013 to May 23, 2013

 I am pleased to offer this very special photography tour aboard the luxury yacht, Alaskan Song. We will be departing from Juneau on May 17 and ending in Sitka on May 23. This Photo Tour will feature the spectacular glacial fjords of Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm…exploring and photographing these impressive realms of ice early in the season when the scenery is most stunning and the sweet light of sunrises and sunsets linger for hours… Continue reading »

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Glacier Bay National Park Photo Tour – 2013

June 29 to July 7, 2013 (Hoonah to Gustavus)

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Join Don Paulson and Dolphin Charters for our premier trip in Glacier Bay National Park – the pinnacle of Alaskan Scenery!  Based aboard the Delphinus, a comfortable, 50-foot custom trawler, we will explore and photograph what John Muir described as the “grandest place on Earth”.  Famous for its dramatic scenery and calving glaciers,  Glacier Bay also contains the greatest variety of large mammals and best bird viewing of any of our locations.  Our  itinerary will allow us to explore the Park broadly and to go ashore regularly. Ask for a copy of our detailed itinerary.

 

Check out Don’s photos from previous photo tours in Glacier Bay National Park.

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San Juan Islands Photo Tour 2013

A Photo Tour with Don Paulson and Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

 

April 29 to May 5, 2013 (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 coincides with 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.
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