Guardians of the Sea
Our CV19 Policies


Guardians of the Sea is a four day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) daily boat and local island based educational adventure that spans the marine ecosystem. From eel grass, to forage fish, to seals, to seabirds, we believe experiential education initiates a desire to save our natural world. Launches from Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes WA.

Each day focuses on one of the topics listed below, however we never can predict what marine life each day will bring! Click on the round picture to learn more.


Marine Birds of the Salish Sea


Tufted Puffin Survey


Forage Fish Habitat

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Salish Sea Pinnipeds/Porpoises


Pinnipeds/Porpoise Survey


Stormwater & Contaminants

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Baleen Whales of the Salish Sea


Marine Debris Survey


Marine Debris Reduction

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Orcas of the Salish Sea


Orca Survey​ (if applicable)


Local Salmon Declines

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Each day also includes:

stress-reduction practices

Stress-reduction practices (mindfulness activities) such as nature journaling, breath work, and increased awareness of surroundings will be implemented to help awaken the senses and enable one to be fully present in the moment. 

Mindfulness practices have been show to improve breathing, lower heart rate, improve circulation, improve immune function, reduce physcial stress responses, improve sleet, and much more. Learn more here

an unplugged experience

Guardians of the Sea provides important time away from the computer, TV, and cell phone enabling more time for learning, interacting, and 100% engagement.

"The urge to check Twitter or refresh Reddit becomes a nervous twitch that shatters uninterrupted time into shards too small to support the presence necessary for an intentional life.

- Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism

Summer 2021 Dates

Guardians of the Sea Jr. (10-12 year olds): 

 July 20-23* (1 spot left)

August 3-6* (full - add me to the waitlist)

August 10-13*  (full - add me to the waitlist)

Guardians of the Sea (13-17 year olds):  

June 22-25* (2 spots left)

July 6-9*  (full - add me to the waitlist)

*In 2021, we will add a "Guardians of the Sea Introductory Day" where students meet in person for a few hours to learn what to expect during the four days ahead. This Introductory Day will be the Monday before the program dates listed.

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"Every individual matters, every individual has a role to play, every individual makes a difference."   

-Jane Goodall

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