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San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

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San Juan, Orcas & Vancouver Islands in the Pacific Northwest

From $3,299 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,020 for sgl. occ.)

Welcome to the San Juan Islands and Canada's Vancouver Island, where the summer sun shines, water glistens and pace of life slows. Find your rhythm biking along quiet country roads, spend time kayaking in peaceful inlets and hiking among old-growth forests. A hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest, this natural playground is perfect for an outdoor family adventure.

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Washington

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Highlights

  • Explore postcard-perfect Northwest scenery as you ferry from island to island with the locals
  • Bike through majestic fir and cedar forests, explore driftwood beaches and savor the day's fresh catch
  • Wildlife-watch during a cruise—the chance to spot whales from the open water is a thrill!
  • Hike up Mount Constitution for panoramic views of emerald islands, Mount Baker and Canada's coastal peaks 
Washington

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Itinerary

Day 1 Ferry to Orcas Island for a fantastic day of hiking around Moran State Park, a nature-lover's paradise of 5,000 wooded acres | Enjoy a bald eagle's-eye view from atop Mount Constitution where you can spot the San Juan archipelago, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and the Olympic Mountains | Kick back and watch the sunset from the porch at a historic resort.

Day 2 Look for minke whales and majestic orcas during our wildlife-watching cruise with a local naturalist | Spin past secluded bays and driftwood beaches on San Juan Island | Enjoy waterfront dining at the charming Roche Harbor Resort.

Day 3 Bike along the isle's stunning west side to a bluff with vistas of Haro Strait and enjoy a thrilling descent to South Beach | Pause in False Bay to look for sea creatures in the tide pools | Sea kayak through peaceful inlets—you might spot harbor seals or otters napping in the kelp canopies.

Days 4-5 Oh, Canada! This is island-hopping at its best | British Columbia brings a whole new dimension to your northwest adventure | A hike on Mount Work offers striking views of Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains and the surrounding Gulf Islands | Immerse yourself in Victoria's old-world charm during a walk along the waterfront | Feast your eyes on world-renowned Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of exquisite flowers and plants.

Day 6 ​Greet the morning as you paddle your kayak across a deep glacial fjord | Admire the rich blue waters of the Salish Sea as we ferry across the international border and return to points south.

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. View cancellation policy.

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2019 June
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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.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,299 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,899 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,099 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,599 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,799 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,299 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,020 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels*

Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington
Rosario Resort

Eastsound (1 night)

* Casual Hotel
Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington
Roche Harbor Resort

San Juan Island (2 nights)

Brentwood Bay Resort, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Brentwood Bay Resort

Vancouver Island (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in San Juan Islands

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington

Rosario Resort

Eastsound (1 night)
* Casual Hotel

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Orcas Island, each of the rooms in this waterfront resort features views of serene Cascade Bay. (pool, spa)

Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington

Roche Harbor Resort

San Juan Island (2 nights)

Located in the charming waterfront hamlet of Roche Harbor, this popular island destination has hosted guests since 1886, when it was part of a lime works and company town. (pool)

Brentwood Bay Resort, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

Brentwood Bay Resort

Vancouver Island (2 nights)

Perched on a forested hillside with spectacular bay vistas, this chic boutique resort features a blend of West Coast and Asian styles. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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 2* 300 5 2100
2 Biking 10* 500 20 1000
Other Wildlife-Watching Cruise (4 Hours)
3 Biking 7* 200 12* 600
Kayaking in Roche Harbor (3 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 3* 800
Other Victoria Waterfront Walk (2 Hours)
5 Biking 11* 300 25 1000
6 Kayaking in Saanich Inlet (1 Hour)
 

Note: The San Juan Islands' landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys. The continuously rolling terrain can make the routes, which include sections of chip-sealed pavement, feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in San Juan Islands

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

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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Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
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Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Backroads San Juan Islands Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

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