San Juan Islands and Olympic National Wilderness

Hike Among Nature's Giants

Discover the secret places along Washington's wild coastline on a San Juan Islands cruise. Kayak among rocky outcroppings, spotting sea life. Explore dramatic Deception Pass by skiff. Hike mossy island forests frequented by red fox, deer, and woodpeckers.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or cruise the Seattle waterfront
  • Olympic National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Juan archipelago, and Deception Pass
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords and winding island channels
  • Hike in temperate rainforest, old growth forest, state parks, and Mt. Constitution
  • Watch for whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and sea birds
  • Birding opportunities
  • Taste local oysters and clams

Your day-by-day details | Roundtrip Seattle, Washington from $5,995 to $7,600.

Day 1 Seattle Embarkation


Seattle was founded along the shores of Elliott Bay. Today, set sail via either the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or picturesque Shilshole Bay and cruise along the city’s shoreline before dropping anchor in a tucked away cove. (D)

Day 2 Salish Sea & Deception Pass


Wake up surrounded by the wilderness of the Salish Sea. Today, there are many opportunities to investigate this sea-salty playground of islands. A guided kayak reveals local inhabitants—sea stars, anemones, jelly fish, perhaps even inquisitive harbor seals. Walk along a curiosity-rich intertidal zone or stretch your legs on a mossy hike. And tides and current permitting, sail through swirling waters of Deception Pass. Cap off your first day of adventure with a front-row view of the sunset from the bow. (BLD) 

 

 

Day 3 Lopez Island & San Juan Island


You’ve landed in one of the most scenic areas of the Salish Sea. The rocky outcroppings of Lopez Island play host to harbor seals—and it’s also orca territory. When kayaking, keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface. Join your expedition team on deck searching for whales, seals, and sea lions as you cruise through the myriad San Juans—no two islands are the same. Drop anchor near San Juan Island—the second largest landmass in the archipelago—to explore tide pools and skiff or kayak into hidden coves, as conditions permit. (BLD) 

 

Day 4 Orcas Island


Your Captain navigates through the islands to your basecamp at Orcas Island--for a day of play where the options are unending. A local favorite, hike Mt. Constitution--it's the highest peak in the San Juan Islands (2,409 feet high) and has a mind-blowing view of the archipelago. If you're interested in skiff exploration or more paddling, the kayaks and paddle boards are up for grabs. (BLD)

 

Day 5 Sucia Island


The treats keep coming! With no paved roads or even ferry access, enjoy your day on picturesque Sucia Island—total year round population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. You feel a million miles away from it all, exploring the intertidal zone with your guides, hiking across the island, and kayaking in a protected bay. It’s all up for grabs. (BLD)

Day 6 Captain's Choice


Make it an ideal morn by kicking it off with an early soak in the on-deck hot tub, a paddle along the shores of the Olympic Peninsula, or both! Your Captain sets the course today for explorations in the rain shadow of the Salish Sea. You may find yourself hiking deep into the mossy, towering old growth of the Olympic Peninsula or beachcombing for anemone and hermit crabs along the shores of Puget Sound. Or perhaps, a chance to kayak and paddle board, investigate bird rookeries, or search for whales in the Sea’s rich emerald waters. (BLD) 

 

Day 7 Olympic National Park


Hike in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and top of the world 360 degree views. Your trek at Hurricane Ridge takes you across fields of sub-alpine flowers in warmer weather and snow-covered hills in the colder months. On a clear day, you can see Canada across to the Straits of Juan de Fuca. This evening, wrap it up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting your week’s adventures. (BLD) 

 

Day 8 Seattle - Disembark


This morning, cruise into Seattle either via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or at Shilshole Bay. After breakfast, the Captain and crew bid you a fond farewell. Safe travels to all! (B) 

 

Passport required for non - U.S. citizens. Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.


**Charter Rates Available On Request**

Safari Quest 2022 Fri Departures Navigator Cabin Trailblazer Cabin Pathfinder Cabin Admiral Cabin Junior Commodore Commodore Suite Single Cabin

Apr 8, 15, 22, 29

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October 7, 14, 21

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Safari Quest 2023 Fri Departures Navigator Cabin Trailblazer Cabin Pathfinder Cabin Admiral Cabin Junior Commodore Commodore Suite Single Cabin

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

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Sep 15, 22, 29

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*Port Taxes and Fees $200 per person Additional*

**Charter Rates Available On Request**