Looking for an enjoyable and informative evening on the water? Every Saturday from July 7 – August 4, 2012, we are partnering with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for unique Protection Island Puffin Cruises. The cruises depart from our dock at Point Hudson, and run from 6pm-9pm.
Protection Island, located just outside of Port Townsend, is a very special place in the summer. The National Wildlife Refuge, is alive with thousands of nesting birds – rhinoceros auklets, glaucous-winged gulls, pigeon guillemots, double-crested and pelagic cormorants, and black oyster catchers.
However, the tufted puffin is why many visitors make the trip. The puffins use burrows in the cliffs and uplands to raise one or sometimes two chicks. The chance to see them carrying many small fish at one time in their bills, or even swimming, flying, or diving, is exciting.
Space is limited. to reserve space on one of these cruises, call (360) 385-5582 to reserve directly with PTMSC.
Proceeds go to support their educational programs.