Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Hiking, biking, and sea kayaking in Washington's San Juan Islands


2012 DEPARTURES

7/15-7/21, 7/22-7/28, 9/23-9/29, 9/30-10/6

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Trip Length 7 days/6 nights
Group Size 4-16
Arrive/Depart Seattle, Washington
Price From $3,195 to $3,495
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Trip Motif Hiking Walking San Juan Islands Adventure : Journey Highlights





Spend your first two days hiking and biking the lovely, rolling landscape of San Juan Island, keeping your eyes peeled for whales, porpoises, sea otters, and bald eagles. Your base is a centrally located, well-appointed inn with fantastic views in the quaint town of Friday Harbor. The second tack of the trip takes to the water, with two days of sea kayaking and camping on secluded, outlying islands. These days are ruled by abundant opportunities for shoreline discovery, up-close encounters with marine wildlife, and interesting off the beaten path experiences. Last stop is Orcas Island, for hiking and relaxing at your historic resort.

  • Wildlife: The San Juan Islands are alive with birds and wildlife, including orca and minke whales, porpoises, seals, bald eagles, great blue herons, and more.
  • Sea kayaking: Before you set out, your guides will give you a thorough orientation to paddling techniques and safety. Your two-person kayaks are stable and maneuverable.
  • Fresh Northwest: Enjoy fresh fare from local waters and farms—Northwest cuisine is famous for its wines, seafood, produce, and scrumptious baked goods.
  • Multi-sport adventure: Heels, wheels, and keels! You’ll hike, bike, and paddle on your island hop through the San Juans.
  • “This is the perfect Pacific Northwest adventure-vacation, with a little bit of everything: lovely inns, comfortable camping, biking, kayaking, and great food. You’ll have a ball!” –Barbara Mall, Travel Advisor