Creating ambassadors for the Northwest Coast one whale at a time


Photo Jack Swenson/


The mission of Deep Green Wilderness is to help the sea create change that is meaningful for the ecosystem, the community and the future. 



The vision of Deep Green Wilderness is a community that sustains and is sustained by a deep connection to marine wilderness.

Our team of experienced scientists and sailors has been providing students with live-aboard marine science, sailing and environmental education experiences on the Salish Sea aboard the 85-year-old sailing vessel, Orion, since 2010. Orion is an ideal venue for teaching sailing, conducting scientific research and building confidence within our students. All of our programs take place on the Salish Sea with the majority of our time spent sailing in the Puget Sound, The San Juan Islands and British Columbia.