Swimming Around The San Juan Islands

Swimming Around The San Juan Islands

With the sparkling blue water no warmer than 55ºF (12ºC) even in the heat of summer, massive kelp beds, orca whales, and plenty of islands to swim to and around, the idyllic San Juan Islands seem like the perfect playground for hardy ocean-faring athletes like Ned Denison and his friends.

Orcas and seals, deer and foxes dot in and around the 172 islands of the archipelago. Look down, look across, look across the horizon and scenic beauty can overwhelm an open water swimmer.

San Juan Islands, located between the American state of Washington and Vancouver in Canada’s British Columbia is a hardy ocean swimmer’s retreat. It is a marine wonderland and a great place to explore and enjoy.

Photo shows Pam Lazzarotto about to jump in the ocean from a local escort boat.

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