The San Juan Islands, located off of Washington State, are known as one of the most spectacular island archipelagos in the country. Craggy coasts, deep blue-green waters with abundant sea-life, and pastoral landscapes abound. Known as one of the best sea kayaking places in America, it also offers interesting small towns, a rich human history, diverse marine and bird wildlife, scenic hiking, and a unique opportunity to learn how to sail a traditional wooden schooner. We'll even get an opportunity to zip line! Our trip starts and ends in Seattle and if you have never visited Seattle in July, you'll find out why everyone falls in love with it. Maximum group size: 12
|July 10 to July 17, 2021|
|$3460.00 - FULL|
The trip is rated 2 and is appropriate for any active woman who regularly walks briskly for exercise and wants a vacation that mixes being active in the outdoors with learning about the human and natural history of the area. No prior kayaking experience is needed. Prior to beginning the trip, participants should be walking regularly, including hills or stairs, at a brisk pace 3 to 4 days a week for 35 - 45 minutes.Rating: 1  3 4 5.
Since the San Juan Islands are made up of diverse ecosystems, we'll explore it in diverse ways: kayaking, sailing, biking, hiking and (optional) biking. Participants must feel comfortable in open water for this trip and have the agility to climb in and out of kayaks. No experience is needed for any of these activities - we'll teach you all that you need to know!
The first night is in a modern and convenient hotel close to the airport. The next 3 nights are at the Earthbox Inn in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. The double-occupancy rooms are classic retro chic with small kitchenettes. The Inn also has an indoor swimming pool. The next three nights we stay on Orcas Island at the Landmark Condos, each with 2 bedrooms and one bath, living room and kitchen.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
Loved the variety of activities, loved the guides, loved having down time
Zip lining, Kayaking, Wildlife watching, (I added a whale watch on my own, and it was the highlight of my trip) I traveled from Ohio and felt it was a shame to be right there and not see whales.
Enjoyed all of it with the following exceptions: Sailing - since we had no wind, 6 hours of this was too long. If no wind after a couple of hours, abort and go to another activity. Kayaking on Orcas - the outfitter used there was not as good as the one on San Juan Island - they were outstanding. AGC Guides were excellent.
Great place, people, guides.
Beautiful kayaking opportunities. Nice accommodations. Fabulous guides!
enjoyed the variety of activities.
THE KAYAKING ON SAN JUAN
Ziplining was so fun - company was very professional and local guides were delightful!