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Wildlife at Halvosen House Bed and Breakfast

Friendly smiles and beautiful scenery will greet you as soon as you arrive to the island. Halvorsen House Bed and Breakfast offers you comfort, serenity, views, and a home cooked breakfast, all with that special island touch. Come relax, and enjoy your stay at Halvorsen House. An unforgettable vacation on an unforgettable island.

San Juan Island in Friday Harbor, Washington, is a popular destination year around. Kayakers, hikers, bicyclists, artists, boaters, fisherman, and nature enthusiast, are just some of the visitors that come to the island each year. For every type of visitor that comes to the island, there are plenty of activities to enhance an island vacation.

San Juan Island is located in the archipelago of 172 islands known as the San Juans. The islands are situated at the north end of Puget Sound, about 60 miles north of Seattle in Washington State. Our neighbors to the west are approximately 7 miles across Haro Strait... Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Which is home to the city of Victoria, Sydney, and Butchart Gardens.

San Juan Island is host to an incredible abundance of wildlife. There are hundreds of species of birds, from predators to sea birds. Including: Great Blue herons, ospreys, hawks, Canadian geese, trumpeter swans and bald eagles. The San Juan Islands actually supports about one third of the entire bald eagle population of Washington State.

The marine life is vast! Harbor seals, sea lions, otters, porpoises, minke and Orca whales live in the waters surrounding the islands. There are three resident pods of Orca whales in the surrounding area. They travel throughout the local waters usually from April to the end of September. There is the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, whose mission is to educate and inform not only whale enthusiasts, but also the general public. Several companies offer whale watching and wildlife boat tours. So, when coming to the island, don't forget your camera!

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