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SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON

Ferry Tales in the San Juan Islands

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Program #10013RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 Oct 16 — Oct 19, 2013

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Type: Inn

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, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi / sauna, full-service day spa, conference room, coin-op self-laundry on-site, free beach cruiser bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. 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 (8 am - 5 pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. 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 Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, October 16 - Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Hospitality Room opens at 3:00 PM in conference room. Room check in at front desk 4:00 PM. Program Orientation begins at 5:00 PM 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!

Evening: Brief "get acquainted" session, followed by a presentation "Views from the Islands" to discover an insider's perspective on contemporary life in the islands as will as issues affecting the Island and its residents.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

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, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi / sauna, full-service day spa, conference room, coin-op self-laundry on-site, free beach cruiser bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. 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 (8 am - 5 pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. 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 Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, October 17 - Coast Salish Archeology / Ferry Trip Aboard the I...
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!

Morning: Lectures: We'll begin with "Smuggling in the Salish Sea" presentation that tells the story of the history and economic and social impacts of pirating / smuggling the in the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands. Then, we'll receive a fresh perspective on authentic history of Coast Salish native peoples in the Islands.

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!

Afternoon: Enjoy a field trip aboard the inter-island ferry as it chugs through the islands. On-deck narration from naturalist to answer all your questions and help spot marine and wildlife as you cruise the islands.

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!

Evening: Evening presentation includes a look into how islanders have reaped the bounty of the Salish Sea over time.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

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, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi / sauna, full-service day spa, conference room, coin-op self-laundry on-site, free beach cruiser bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. 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 (8 am - 5 pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. 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 Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, October 18 - San Juan Island Excursion - American Camp and Eng...
San Juan Island Excursion - American Camp and English Camp National Parks; Roche-Harbor; Sculpture Park; Limekiln Lighthouse/Musical Farewell Program

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!

Morning: Enjoy a daylong field trip around San Juan Island. Begin in the morning with exploration of a National Historic Park, and a visit Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Search for wildlife along the scenic west coast of the island, as we cross the island for afternoon explorations.

Lunch: Picnic lunch with water view overlooking Haro Strait (weather permitting).

Afternoon: Field trip continues to the picturesque Limekiln Lighthouse, now a whale observation outpost known to locals as whale-watch park, and other points of scenic and cultural interest. End up at the North end of the island and visit either the historic Roche Harbor Village (with its lovely marina and English gardens) or visit the Westcott Bay Sculpture Park (where you can view hundreds of outdoor sculptures thoughtfully placed amidst acres of quiet forests, wetlands, meadows and rocky outcroppings).

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!

Evening: Special farewell program features historical folk music from a performer / musicologist revered as known as an Island icon and local treasure. Features homespun songs and stories from people who built America while living a simpler life. This unusual and irreverent collection of songs conveys remote history through toe-tapping music.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

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, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi / sauna, full-service day spa, conference room, coin-op self-laundry on-site, free beach cruiser bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. 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 (8 am - 5 pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. 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 Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Saturday, October 19 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast in Conference Dining Room.

Morning: Program concludes after breakfast to allow ample time for travel back to mainland and greater Seattle area.

Lodging: Earthbox Inn & Spa

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

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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