Boat Tour: History of Fishing, Industry & Smuggling in the Salish Sea
Commercial fishing was an important part of the San Juan Island economy. Follow the wake of the gillnetters and purse seiners through Cattle Pass to the Salmon Banks for a first-hand look at the waters that are still are resource for native fisherman and whales. Learn about salmon populations in the San Juan Islands. And along the way, you’ll also be introduced to the fascinating stories of 150 years of smuggling in the islands (another historic piece of the economy!).
This micro-adventure boat tour will connect you to rarely seen locations and special experiences. With just 11 people aboard, tours are intimate and informed, providing in-depth knowledge while revealing the wonder of the islands. Sign up early! The $135 admission fee covers the cost of the boat and is not tax-deductible.
Click here to learn more about Captain Greg Hertel and his boat, The Bee.