Meet the owners of San Juan Safaris Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Washington State
Background on what it takes to own a whale watching company
Brian Goodremont and Rachael are business and life partners.
Brian, who is a well-respected Boat Captain, Naturalist, and Kayak guide, began working at San Juan Safaris in1997. He ultimately became the Operations Manager and held that position until he purchased the Roche Harbor operation in 2008.
He took over all kayaking and one whale watch boat and formed San Juan Island Outfitters.
Since 2008 Brian has grown San Juan Island Outfitters which now not only offers 3-hour and 5-hours kayaking tours, but also overnight camping tour, bicycling tours, multisport tours and a fleet of rentals.
In January of 2013, Brian and Rachel purchased San Juan Safaris, in business since 1995, and added an additional two whale watching boats and a prominent waterfront office to their business.
Brian and Rachel have been living on San Juan Island full time since 2002. They have two healthy, active children and a dog.
Brian and Rachel both enjoy spending time outdoors kayaking, hiking, running, long walks and cross country skiing. Winter or summer, rain or shine, you will find them both either working or playing outside.
Brian is an avid runner, cycler and swimmer. He enters at least one marathon a year.
Rachel is a well-known portrait artist. She has done thousands of portraits for islanders and people as far away as Africa. Her pet portraits are well loved and treasured. She is also a gardener and hiker. But what Rachel loves most of all is being a ‘mom’.
To view Rachels work click here
To view her pet portraits click here ArtByRachel.com
Owners Rachael and Brian and their children
Owner Rachael and son
Whale Watching dog Tuff and baby
Dad again and faster this time!
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