Have a whale of a time in the San Juan Islands! It's a perfect playground, with mountains to climb, waterways to paddle and tide pools to explore. And games for the whole gang. Like stone skipping. Starfish spotting. Constellation naming. It's all waiting for you and your pod.
1 Hike Mount Constitution, with 360-degree views of the San Juan archipelago, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and the Olympic Range After taking the ferry to Orcas Island, delight in an awe-inspiring day of walking around Moran State Park, a nature-lover's paradise of 5,000 wooded acres Kids (and kids at heart!) can cool off with a swim in Cascade Lake.
2 Follow a pine- and fir-lined path around tranquil Mountain Lake on Orcas Island Head to Orcas Island Pottery, where grown-ups can admire one-of-a-kind pieces and the kiddos can explore a unique treehouse This evening, instruments, games and adventure await the youngsters at The Fun House.
3 Hike to the sound a board a chartered vessel for a wildlife-watching cruise to San Juan Island Discover why the island is so beloved by cyclists as you pedal on quiet roads through a diversity of scenery, from gently rolling farmland and forests to driftwood beaches and incredible marine panoramas Check out the view of the Olympic Mountains from South Beach Refresh with a dip in the lake at our campground While grown-ups relax around the campfire, the younger set heads out for an evening of fun at a local eatery and a private tour of the Whale Museum.
4-5 Paddle tandem kayaks through calm inlets and vast kelp beds, perhaps spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles Partake in a variety of activities showcasing the best of San Juan Island Two-wheel it on rolling terrain through peaceful pastures and out to sweeping coastal vistas Enjoy one more night together around the campfire, sharing stories and playing games.