San Juan Safaris is owned and operated by Brian and Rachel Goodremont.
Brian grew up in Ohio and came out to San Juan Island in 1998 where he began working at San Juan Safaris as a Kayak Guide. Rachel, an Oregon native, spent summers in the San Juan Islands on her dad’s sailboat and met Brian here on San Juan. The two married at Roche Harbor in 2007 and enjoy living on a farm with their children Forrest and Aurelia and their chocolate lab Tuff.
Brian, Rachel and the kids enjoy spending time outdoors kayaking, hiking, adventure running or cross country skiing. Whether winter or summer, rain or shine, you’ll find them both either working or playing outside. The San Juan Islands and Pacific Northwest are the perfect location for an active lifestyle.
Brian is a well-respected boat captain, naturalist and kayak guide in the San Juan Islands. After managing San Juan Safaris for 10 year under the previous owners, the opportunity arose to become the exclusive whale watch and kayak operator from Roche Harbor. Starting San Juan Outfitters in 2007, Brian became a successful business owner and grew the Roche Harbor location exponentially. In 2013 Brian purchased San Juan Safaris, joining the two locations once again. Now operating as sister companies, San Juan Safaris and San Juan Outfitters are industry leaders and offer high quality whale watch and kayak tours from Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.