Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Washington | San Juan Islands (6 days)

Austin Adventures

Seattle, WA, United States To Seattle, WA, United States


Day 1
Seattle, WA United States
Friday Harbor House Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 1: Seattle / Anacortes / San Juan Island

Morning shuttle from Seattle to Anacortes to catch a ferry to San Juan Island On board, notice the hustle and bustle of city life begin to fade as we pass the picturesque islands of Lopez and Shaw Lunch at Blue Water Bar & Grill on the wharf at Friday Harbor This afternoon, saddle up for your first bike ride to American Camp, occupied by the U.S. Army from July 1859 through November 1874 because of a water boundary disagreement with Great Britain Tonight we dine at our accommodation, Friday Harbor House

Day 2
Seattle, WA United States
Friday Harbor House Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Day 2: San Juan Island

After breakfast overlooking Friday Harbor, we’ll make our way over to Roche Harbor for a morning of kayaking Paddle quiet bays and shoreline, keeping your eyes peeled for sea lions, bald eagles, otters, porpoise and – if you’re lucky – orca whales This afternoon, we’ll bike through cottage country to the National Park, English Camp and later pedal rolling hills back to Friday Harbor with a stop at a winery along the way Dinner is on your own tonight at one of the many local hotspots in Friday Harbor

Day 3
Seattle, WA United States
Friday Harbor House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 3: San Juan Island

Today we explore San Juan Island by bike and by foot We’ll begin our bike ride from Friday Harbor this morning making sure to pause and take in the expansive views along the way On our way to the historic Lime Kiln State Park, we’ll have time to stop and take in the culture Upon arriving at the Park we’ll hop off the bikes and embark on a short hike loaded with picturesque views while watching for the 80+ Orca that call these shorelines home After lunch, we’ll pedal over to Pelindaba lavender farm – an experience for all the senses! The day’s adventure ends back at Friday Harbor Dinner tonight will be served at the McMillian House in Roche Harbor

Day 4
Seattle, WA United States
Rosario Resort & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 4: Orcas Island

After breakfast, ferry to Orcas Island and take a short hike at Turtleback Preserve This afternoon, board a boat and get ready to go whale watching! This all-afternoon tour will take you to the best spots to look for all the different kinds of whales of this area and learn how they hunt, interact, and migrate Shuttle back to the Rosario Resort where you will stay for the last two nights of the trip The nearby Ship Bay Inn will serve an amazing dinner tonight

Day 5
Seattle, WA United States
Rosario Resort & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 5: Orcas Island

Surrounded by small, scenic State Park-designated islands, Orcas Island is a playground for adventurers This morning we’ll explore one of the many trails of Moran State Park, named for Robert Moran, the Seattle Mayor and ship builder who provided the land for the park Break for a relaxing picnic lunch If you’re feeling energetic, take a hike up Mount Constitution to the highest point in the San Juan Islands (it’s worth the effort – the views are spectacular!) Tonight, wrap up your active day with a farewell dinner on the original veranda of the Moran Mansion

Day 6
Seattle, WA United States
End of Services Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Orcas Island / Anacortes / Seattle

This morning, enjoy a final early morning hike to Cascade Lake if the group is up to it Shuttle to the Orcas Ferry Landing to catch our final ferry back to Anacortes Lunch on the ferry Return to Seattle for late afternoon airport and hotel drop offs

*Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

Activities Hiking – 1 to 5 miles, easy to moderate terrain

Biking – 5 to 20 miles, moderate rolling hills on quiet, backcountry roads

Kayaking – Calm waters, no experience necessary

Whale watching – Take a boat ride to observe the orcas of the San Juan Islands and their habits


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There’s hardly a setting more peaceful than Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Hike, bike, boat, kayak, and whale watch on San Juan and Orcas, two of the larger islands of this spectacular 100 million year old archipelago. Explore historic Lime Kiln State Park by foot and bike, making sure to keep an eye out on the coastline for the telltale “blow” of a whale. Pedal your bicycle through quaint cottages, sleepy towns, and rolling hills, experiencing the laid back feel of the Islands. Hike up to the highest point in the San Juan Islands to take in 360 degree views of the surrounding Pacific Ocean. Dip your paddle in Roche Harbor – an area known for its wildlife sightings – as you kayak around this magnificent area. Come explore the San Juan’s with the experts in adventure travel!

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