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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 Jul 22 — Jul 26, 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, 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, July 22 - 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: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, home-made lasagna (choose from meat or veggie lasagna), and garlic bread – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

Evening: Welcome and get acquainted program following dinner.

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, 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, July 23 - Exploring the "Orca's of the Salish Sea" / Whale ...
Exploring the "Orca's of the Salish Sea" / Whale Museum / Coastal Hike - American Camp / "Living On An Island"

Breakfast: Enhanced Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, pancakes, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.

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, 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 about orca adoptions and discover how each whale is unique.

Lunch: Have lunch the way you like it! Lunch will be served buffet-style and features a soup of the day with salad bar (including green leaf / spinach salad, a variety of fresh raw veggies, potato salad, three bean salad, and more) – topped off with coffee, tea, iced, water and dessert of the day. Macaroni and Cheese will also be served – for the young and the young at heart!

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: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, grilled chicken, baked potato wedges, and chef’s choice veggie – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

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: 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, 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, July 24 - Whale & Wildlife Search Boat Cruise Excursion / E...
Whale & Wildlife Search Boat Cruise Excursion / English Camp National Park Hike / "Island Art" Activity

Breakfast: Enhanced Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals , waffles, scrambled eggs, hash browns, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.

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: Since we’ll be out exploring, we’ll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit; chips, bottled water, and a chef’s choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own deli sandwich to their liking – choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments/accoutrements, including the ever popular peanut butter and jelly!

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: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features an Italian Extravaganza. We’ll have NW green salad, choice of pasta (cheese stuffed tortellini or Spaghetti); choice of sauce (marinara or Alfredo), and chef’s choice veggie – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

Evening: Create your own keepsake to take home - "Island Art." Note: this activity is not just for kids!

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, 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, July 25 - "Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert and Raptor Visit/...
"Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert and Raptor Visit/ Limekiln Lighthouse Whale Research Outpost/"Family Freetime" /Farewell Program and Orca Adoption Kits

Breakfast: Enhanced Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, pancakes, egg & cheese biscuit or egg, cheese & sausage biscuit, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.

Morning: Enjoy a visit with a Wildlife Rehab Expert and see up close a Raptor rescued by a local rehabilitation organization. Then, we're off to the West side of the island for a visit LimeKiln State Park. Limekiln Park offers great wildlife viewing from shore, as well as a lighthouse that currently serves as an Orca research station. Learn about Orca acoustics and how research interpret Orca dialects from the stations underwater hydrophone

Lunch: Let's head to the beach for a picnic. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit; chips, bottled water, and a chef’s choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own deli sandwich to their liking – choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments/accoutrements, including the ever popular peanut butter and jelly!

Afternoon: After lunch, try your hand at building sand castles, or beach forts as we enjoy a little play time at the beach. We'll head back to the hotel in the early afternoon for some "Family Free Time." Enjoy some special time together doing activities of your choice!

Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner is a summertime favorite. We’ll have NW green salad, and your choice of all-beef or veggie hotdogs, pasta salad, veggies, and fresh fruit – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

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, July 26 - Departure Day
Breakfast: Enhanced Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, waffles, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.

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.
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