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FRIDAY HARBOR (SAN JUAN ISLAND), WASHINGTON

Whales and Trails: A San Juan Island Intergenerational Adventure

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Program #19929RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jun 24 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).

Contact info:
410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, free wireless internet, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, telephone, free wireless internet, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, full-service day spa, dining hall, conference room, and limited exercise facility on-site. Free off street parking. Courtesy shuttle from Ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. *Please note: courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8am-5pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Please contact the hotel prior to arrival to arrange shuttle service. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$7.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies by season
Please call Earthbox Motel & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, June 24 - Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Hospitality Room opens at 3:30 PM in conference room. Room check in at front desk 4:00 PM. Program Orientation begins at 5:00 in conference room.

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Evening: Welcome and get acquainted program following dinner.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).

Contact info:
410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, free wireless internet, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, telephone, free wireless internet, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, full-service day spa, dining hall, conference room, and limited exercise facility on-site. Free off street parking. Courtesy shuttle from Ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. *Please note: courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8am-5pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Please contact the hotel prior to arrival to arrange shuttle service. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$7.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies by season
Please call Earthbox Motel & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, June 25 - Exploring the "Orca's of the Salish Sea" / Journa...
Exploring the "Orca's of the Salish Sea" / Journal Creation / Coastal Hikes / "Living On An Island"

Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Morning: Learn from a local expert about the incredible Orca Pod's. Discover what makes this population unique and special and hear their actual recorded language. Next, create a very unique and special wildlife journal for your use throughout the week to chronicle your experience. Children and participants also receive a special "Checklist" listing wildlife, flora, and cultural elements to record their sightings throughout the program.

Lunch: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Afternoon: Learn the historical and archaeological importance of San Juan Island's American Camp National Park. Our naturalist guided hike through American Camp National Park (approximately 2-3 hours) will bring multiple opportunities to stop and observe/reflect/sense the flora, fauna, and wildlife along the way.

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Evening: Presentation "Living On An Island" gives an insider's perspective on what its like to grow up and live on an island. Are there really no traffic lights or fast food?

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).

Contact info:
410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, free wireless internet, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, telephone, free wireless internet, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, full-service day spa, dining hall, conference room, and limited exercise facility on-site. Free off street parking. Courtesy shuttle from Ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. *Please note: courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8am-5pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Please contact the hotel prior to arrival to arrange shuttle service. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$7.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies by season
Please call Earthbox Motel & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, June 26 - "Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert and Raptor Visit/...
"Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert and Raptor Visit/ Whale Museum Program/ Limekiln Lighthouse Whale Research Outpost/Evening "Dock Walk"

Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Morning: Enjoy a visit with a Wildlife Rehab Expert and see up close a Raptor rescued by the local organization. Next, walk to the nearby Whale Museum for a docent guided field trip to the Whale Museum. The Whale Museum is the first museum in the country dedicated to the interpretation of whales living in the wild. Discover the social intelligence of these amazing creatures. Children will learn which whales are up for adoption and discover how each is unique.

Lunch: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, visit LimeKiln State Park. Limekiln Park offers great wildlife viewing from shore, a lighthouse, and currently serves as an Orca research station. Learn about Orca acoustics and how research interpret Orca dialects from the stations underwater hydrophone

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Evening: Take a guided evening stroll down to the docks to discover undersea life abundant on a "Dock Walk". Possible sightings of "Popeye", the resident one-eyed Harbor Seal who frequents the area.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).

Contact info:
410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, free wireless internet, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, telephone, free wireless internet, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, full-service day spa, dining hall, conference room, and limited exercise facility on-site. Free off street parking. Courtesy shuttle from Ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. *Please note: courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8am-5pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Please contact the hotel prior to arrival to arrange shuttle service. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$7.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies by season
Please call Earthbox Motel & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, June 27 - Whale & Wildlife Search Boat Cruise Excursion / E...
Whale & Wildlife Search Boat Cruise Excursion / English Camp National Park Hike /Farewell Program and Orca Adoption Kits

Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! A varied menu is designed to please adults as well as children.

Morning: Search for Orca Whales, Bald Eagles, Porpoises, Seals, Sea Birds and Sea Lions in their natural environment while on a three hour chartered boat cruise through the islands.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch during excursion

Afternoon: Learn the historical importance of San Juan Island's British Camp National Park. Our naturalist guided hike through British Camp National Park (approximately 1-2 hours) will bring several opportunities to stop and observe/reflect/feel the flora, fauna, and wildlife along the way.

Dinner: Enjoy a special farewell dinner.

Evening: Following dinner, as part of a farewell program, enjoy a group gathering where the children are presented with their of "Orca Adoption" kits to take home.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, June 28 - Departure Day
Breakfast: Breakfast in Conference Dining room. Breakfast available early for those wishing to leave on an early ferry.

Morning: Program concludes after breakfast with independent departer to allow comfortable timing for the scenic ferry ride back to the mainland and greater Seattle area by mid-late afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
San Juan Island ActivitiesAmong the many free time activities in Friday Harbor are whale watching, kayaking, beachcombing, bicycling, fishing, shopping, museums, outdoor sculpture park, historic sites, and ferry trips to other islands.
For additional information, visit: www.sanjuanisland.org
San Juan Islands Visitors BureauThe San Juan Islands are just a scenic ferry ride or a short flight from the northwest Washington mainland. Whether you yearn for the slow pace of island time or the excitement of new experiences, you're sure to enjoy your time in the San Juan Islands.
For additional information, visit: www.visitsanjuans.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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