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San Juan Islands Family Breakaway Multisport Camping Adventure Tour

 
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Natural Wonders in Washington's Islands of Adventure

  • Experience Orcas and San Juan Islands by foot, bike and kayak
  • Swap pedals for a paddle on an optional sea-kayaking excursion
  • Ride past secluded bays and driftwood beaches
  • Scout for the region's resident orcas on Haro Strait, the "Whale Highway"
  • Head to the summit of Mount Constitution for 360-degree mountain and island views

Not sure you're the “camping type?” Just wait til you've had Cascade peaks and the Olympic Range as a backdrop. With bald eagles, sea otters and whales in your midst. With stunning sunsets and star-studded skies adding a flourish. Deluxe camping in the San Juans. Don't say we didn't warn you—it's habit-forming!

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Itinerary

Day 1 Enjoy a bald eagle's-eye view from atop Mount Constitution —you can spot the San Juan archipelago, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and the Olympic Range  Ferry to Orcas Island for a fantastic day of hiking around Moran State Park, a nature-lover's paradise of 5,000 wooded acres  Feel like cooling off? There's nothing more refreshing than a brisk plunge into Cascade Lake.

Day 2 Spend the morning walking the pine- and fir-lined path around serene Mountain Lake on Orcas Island  Then head to Orcas Island Pottery, where superb one-of-a-kind pieces have been crafted since 1945  Settle in for a relaxing afternoon at Cascade Lake.

Day 3 Hike to the sound and board a chartered vessel for a wildlife-watching cruise to San Juan Island  On your bike, follow quiet roads through diverse scenery—from gently rolling farmland and forests to driftwood beaches and vast seascapes—and discover why San Juan Island is so beloved by cyclists  At South Beach, admire dramatic views of the Olympic mountains  Refresh with a dip in one of the lakes surrounding our campground.

Days 4-5 Paddle a kayak on peaceful inlets and vast kelp beds, perhaps spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles  Choose from an array of activities showcasing the best of San Juan Island  Pedal on roller-coaster terrain to Friday Harbor, where you can check out the Whale Museum before our final ferry ride.

Incredible forests, vast bay views, breaching orcas, soaring eagles and your next adventure just a ferry ride away. It might sound exotic, but it's all in your backyard! Washington state is home to a summer oasis that's hard to beat anywhere in North America. And did we mention the magical sunsets? It all adds up to an unparalleled place to bike, hike, kayak and camp with your family. Hope to see you out here!
Alison Iles- Regional Manager - North America

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. On Family Trips we provide two adjacent tents for parents and children. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.

Attire

Comfortable, casual attire and footwear is strongly recommended - leave those heels or imported Italian leather loafers at home! Also be sure to bring along a few warm layers for the cooler evenings.
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Moran State Park Campground

Orcas Island (2 nights)

Our campsite is near the shore of serene Cascade Lake, a great spot for a refreshing dip.

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Lakedale Campground

San Juan Island (2 nights)

Surrounded by 50 acres of lakes, this site has a beach for swimming and fishing.

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Incredible forests, vast bay views, breaching orcas, soaring eagles and your next adventure just a ferry ride away. It might sound exotic, but it's all in your backyard! Washington state is home to a summer oasis that's hard to beat anywhere in North America. And did we mention the magical sunsets? It all adds up to an unparalleled place to bike, hike, kayak and camp with your family. Hope to see you out here!

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The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 1* 400 5 2100
2 Walking/Hiking 4* 200 6 300
3 Biking 9 500 17 1000
Walking/Hiking 3 0
Other Wildlife-Watching Cruise (3 Hours)
4 Biking 11* 400 26 1600
Biking 17* 800
Kayaking 3 Hours
5 Biking 6 200
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in San Juan Islands

Spectacular Views Are Not a Problem

We've been exploring the San Juans at a West Coast pace, taking the roads and trails less traveled, since the earliest days of Backroads. We link together great routes with help from island-hopping ferries and our network of local friends. And we're constantly fine-tuning them to keep what's great, revisit what's changed and ensure you enjoy the very best of these islands – whether it's an ideal spot for sea kayaking or a feast of perfectly prepared fresh salmon.

The Best Leaders in San Juan Islands

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in San Juan Islands, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In San Juan Islands you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

No One Else Camps Like This

Only Backroads offers our style of Deluxe Camping in San Juan Islands. Whether you're a first-timer or an old pro, you'll love how we immerse you in spectacular surroundings—and look after all the chores. Enjoy a great meal by the fire with interesting companions, then a peaceful night on your comfortable cot. Here's more on how we do the great outdoors.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in San Juan Islands, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in San Juan Islands live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in San Juan Islands that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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