Want in on a little secret? June is arguably the best month for your sailing adventure in the San Juan Islands. Why? Statistically, the average winds in June are around 7 knots, making for pleasant sailing conditions.
You’ll find the temperate climate most comfortable, with daytime temperatures averaging around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degree Celsius).
Located in the Salish Sea where they lie in a rain shadow, the San Juans are blessed with around 250 days of sunshine annually. Moist marine air from the Pacific Ocean sheds most of its moisture on the Rainforests of the Olympic Mountains and mountainous Vancouver Island before reaching the San Juans. In fact the San Juans receive only about half the rainfall of Seattle, a mere 90 miles to the south!
With the Summer Solstice falling on June 21st, the days are the longest of the year, even longer than the “high season” months of July, August, and September! This allows ample daylight hours to enjoy hiking, beachcombing, or kayaking when we arrive at our destination for the day.
Although never crowded, with the summer yachting season yet to begin and many schools still in session, the islands are even more tranquil during the May and June shoulder season than the high season of July, August, and September.
The southern resident population of Orcas (killer whales) may be found in the San Juans any time of year but they are often joined by the transient population by May or June, increasing the likelihood of spotting these magnificent creatures. Humpback, Minke, and occasionally straggling Gray Whales are also sometimes spotted. You’re also likely to see some adorable baby seals and otters on the shorelines.
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