San Juan Islands of Washington
Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 7
Friday Harbor (San Juan Island), Orca Island and (optional) Seattle
Spend the July 4th weekend in one of the Pacific Northwest gems-"San Juan Islands of Washington". Just over an hour north of Seattle are a staggering 172 islands, some only visible during extreme low tide and well over 300 miles of shoreline. We will visit Orca Island, know for the best views of all the islands on the peak of Mount Constitution, and San Juan Island known for their kayaking. The islands are famous for their resident pods of Orca Whales. There are also an abundance of harbor seals, river otters, sea lions, minke whales, porpoises, and other cetaceans. This trip is perfect for nature and outdoor enthusiasts!
Non-stop airfare NYC
2 night Orca Island
2 night San Juan Island
All ground transportation to ferry and on islands
Round-trip ferry tickets
State park fees
Bike cruisers on San Juan Island
Early Bird Price: $1995 w/airfare OR $1595 land only (till March 24 )
Base Price: $2195 w/airfare, $1695 land only
$500 deposit to reserve your spot~!
NOTE: You may arrive on TUES evening/night (Additional $150) OR Join our Vancouver Trip!
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Not Included: Travel insurance and Optional Activities
Optional Activities: Whale watching, kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, horseback riding, biking, fishing, swimming, sailing, SUP, shopping, wine tasting, spa, and more!
Wednesday, July 3: Arrive to Seattle & departure to Orca Island
Note: Your flight must arrive by 12pm on WED (or come Tues night). By noon, we'll drive to San Juan Islands Ferry, arriving on Orca Island in the early evening and check into our hotel.
We will take a quick drive around the island, and after you will have the remaining time to explore the area. Our hotel is located within walking distance to all of the restaurants and bars. We'll be sure to watch the fireworks after our group dinner!
Thursday, July 4: Hike Mt Constitution (optional) & Open Day
After breakfast, we will make our way to Moran State Park to hike the 2,400ft Mt. Constitution. This is a 6-mile round-trip hike. On a clear day you can see Mount Rainer, Mount Baker, the Cascade mountain range, and the Olympic mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula-the views are amazing. If you choose not to hike up, a drive to the top to see the views will be given at a later date. We will pack a lunch to enjoy at the top of Mount Constitution.
There will be options if you wish not to hike. Walking the town, swimming and relaxing at the lake, flat short hike.
For the remaining of the day, you can choose to go swimming after the hike at the Lake in Moran State Park, or take in an optional activity. We will meet in the evening for a group dinner and see more fireworks!
Friday, July 5: Optional Day and Depart to San Juan Island
Enjoy this day at leisure until we depart for the ferry at 1-2:00pm. Enjoy a couple of hours kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, or just walking around town in all of the quaint shops. In the early afternoon, we will pack our van for the ferry to San Juan Island. Once we arrive here, we will check into our hotel
After we are checked in, we will take a quick drive around the island. When we return, this will be a good time to sign up for any activities you may want to do on Saturday. Whale watching is well known, as well as kayaking. Our hotel is located within walking distance to all of the restaurants and bars.
Saturday, July 6: Optional Day-whale watching, horseback riding, zip-lining, biking, kayaking....!
This may be a very tough decision since there are so many fun things to do on San Juan Island. Sign up for a tour, or go on your own-but whatever you decide, you will enjoy! San Juan island is a hidden gem of an island.
On San Juan Island, you will discover something new around every bend in the road-and alpaca ranch, a sweeping valley dotted with cows or sheep, the terraces of a lavender farm, vineyards with a tasting room in a historic schoolhouse, deep forest, a pod of orca whales, and two iconic lighthouses. Beauty, variety, serenity...it's all here!
In the evening we'll have a group dinner and drinks in town.
Sunday, July 7: Pike Place Market in Seattle & Departure
After we check out of our hotel, we will take an afternoon ferry back to the mainland. We will drive to Seattle and have some time in the afternoon to explore Seattle (browse at Pike Place Market). If you are looking to spend as much time in Seattle as possible, its recommended to take an overnight flight from Seattle to NYC leaving around 9pm, and arriving NYC around 6am on Monday OR spend the night! Transfers to the airport are not included.
Pike Place Market is Seattle's center for fresh, locally produced food. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its "Meet the Producer" tradition with a year-round farmers market and locally owned bakeries, seafood, dairy and butcher shops. A nine-acre historic district, the Market features one of the largest craft markets in the country, featuring local, handcrafted goods. The Market is home to more than 200 independent small businesses.
After Deposit: Payment Due Dates and Procedures
All payments must be made on time to secure your spot. You may pay the balance in full anytime on/before the first due date.
You can pay the balance in either ways:
-Zelle or Venmo
-Pay online through website (a 3% service fee will be added to total)
$795 April 14
$700/$900 May 19