The San Juan Islands
Multisport
6 Days / 5 Nights
Introduction
Get ready to be inspected by a wild Orca making a “spy hop” 20 feet off the port bow.  To discover huge grape- and pumpkin-colored sea stars clinging to the shaded side of a boulder at low tide. To go sea-kayaking, meet artisanal producers of wine, lavender, gin and ceramics, hike scenic mountain trails surrounded by blue water and green islands. It’s all ready and waiting for you, right now, in the San Juan Islands. They’re jewels—just remote enough—sprinkled across fine blue waters, accessible only by ferry, but not far from Seattle. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the islands are in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s “banana belt”. They’re gorgeous, too, from their mountainous heart to their photogenic shorelines. With Classic Journeys, you get to do it all with no hassles and non-stop fun. The San Juan Islands are a classic off-the-grid destination, a well-kept secret of Northwesterners for decades.  Now it’s your turn. Come experience them in Classic Journeys style. 
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - SAN JUAN ISLAND
San Juan island’s Friday Harbor is your start point, where you’ll set off on a spectacularly scenic walk looking out to Mt. Rainier and the Cascade mountains. Your first day draws to a close with a delectable farm-to-table dinner, and unforgettable San Juan sunset. The next morning, a picturesque walk follows our favorite route for eagle and falcon-spotting, finishing at a fascinating sculpture garden. That afternoon, you’ll feel like we’ve teleported you to the French countryside. In fact, you’re in Westcott Bay, where you can taste award-winning local cider brandy, crafted by our friends Rich and Suzy. Sea kayaking off the wild west coast starts day 3, where Orca whales often make an appearance. (If you don’t fancy paddling, no problem, we’ll arrange a boat ride instead.) After a morning on the water, the afternoon’s activity is exploring a lavender farm. You’ll have to pinch yourself to remember you’re not in Provence.

DAYS 4-6 - ORCAS ISLAND
Now for some island-hopping, over to idyllic Orcas Island. You’ll hike Moran State Park, home to the highest point in the San Juans and no end of show-stopping scenery. An afternoon stroll takes you through the isle’s only winery, for a vineyard picnic and personalized wine tasting. Just when you thought you couldn’t see more wildlife, along comes day 5, when a private boat takes you to secret spots for encounters with grey whales, humpbacks, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters, bald eagles and much more. After a relaxing morning on your final day, you’ll say adios to this archipelago. Either take the ferry, or for one last treat book a seaplane back to Seattle. Maybe you’ll extend your trip with more days exploring the Pacific Northwest…Or, head home to share memories of a spectacular stay in the San Juans.
Starting Point: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island – 2:00 p.m.
Ending Point: Seattle – about 12:00pm



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Picture yourself...
  • Kayaking offshore while watching for whales
  • Learning from artisanal producers of wine, lavender, gin and ceramics
  • Combing beautiful beaches for natural treasures


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Guest Reviews
“The accommodations are stellar—each one outdoing the previous location. They were very high class, comfortable and nature-oriented.”
Robert & Laurie G., Grapevine, TX

“Classic Journeys has turned out to be a fantastic company to travel with - one I highly recommend. I truly feel as if I have been on vacation this past week.”
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The San Juan Islands
Multisport
6 Days / 5 Nights

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
July 18-23, 2021$3995.00$695.00
September 5-10, 2021$3995.00$695.00
July 17-22, 2022$3995.00$695.00
September 4-9, 2022$3995.00$695.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Trip literature
• 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
• Admissions to scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Perfect Pairings Dinners
    A special dinner prepared by one of our favorite chefs with a procession of wines tailored to each course.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
The San Juan Islands
Multisport
6 Days / 5 Nights

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The San Juan's are located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s “banana belt”. Expect warm, sunny days, comfortable evenings and average annual rainfall of only 17 inches!


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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
Accommodations
US Pacific Northwest Puget Sound San Juan Island Friday Harbor House spacious modern room - luxury vacation destinations
Friday Harbor House

With its views of Friday Harbor and the ferry landing, this hotel offers rooms with Zen-like atmosphere, a picture window, fireplace and an oversized, jetted tub-for-two. Don't miss the continental breakfast with homemade granola and local specialties.

US Pacific Northwest Puget Sound Orcas Island Outlook Inn relaxing modern accommodations  - luxury vacation destinations
Outlook Inn

The Oulook Inn boasts gorgeous views of Fishing Bay, and surrounded by charming shops, restaurants, and galleries that can be reached on foot. A farmers' market is open in the summer and fresh, local cuisine can be found year-round.

The San Juan Islands
Multisport
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