Many people resist considering San Juan Islands cruises because of myths and misconceptions. What they don’t know, however, is that they’re missing a one-of-a-kind experience. Misconceptions and fallacies shouldn’t prevent you from exploring amazing places and basking in the beauty of the sea.
Myth 1: It’s Claustrophobic
The charter boats operating from the San Juan Islands are designed to accommodate varying numbers of people. Would you really feel all that confined on an 80-foot wooden schooner that has traveled the world? Spike Africa is just one example of a spacious option. Also, you will be amidst the open sea, allowing you to breathe in fresh air and the seascape. When you charter a cruise, your captain will suggest the best of potential ports of call for you and offer stops at land-bound attractions, allowing you to roam.
Myth 2: It’s Boring
In our modern world, many confuse relaxing with being "bored." Cruises can be a relaxing yet thrilling getaway. Just kicking back and watching the ocean can be exciting because you never know what you might see. If you wish to be more proactive, you can keep a keen eye out for whales and other sea life, which is one of the biggest attractions around the San Juan Islands. On a sailboat charter you may get first hand instruction and the opportunity to be part of the crew. Before going on a cruise, check the activities suggested by the charter company to see if they meet your interests.
Myth 3: It’s Dangerous
Some people worry about calamities, rough waves, fires, and power failures while on a cruise. While these can occur, crew and staff manning the boat are Coast Guard Certified to handle emergencies such as these to ensure the safety and security of passengers.
San Juan Island cruises provide you a chance to explore a different environment and witness wildlife--an experience too great to miss just because of myths and misconceptions, soon debunked once at sea.