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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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 13 years of age.

On the adventure of a lifetime with your grandchild, explore the waterways and trails of the magnificent San Juan Islands afoot and afloat in search of orca whales in their natural environment. Revel in the scenery and wildlife, join a naturalist on a half-day whale cruise, and hike to island vistas that reveal intimate details of the local ecosystem.


Highlights

• During a three-hour boat expedition to highlight the week, search for orca whales, porpoises, seals, sea birds and sea lions.
• Enjoy two easy to moderate hikes through spectacular San Juan Island National Park to spot wildflowers, butterflies, Bald Eagles and prairie grasses, and learn why the Americans and British quarreled over a perished pig.
• Learn about the orca whale’s social intelligence on a field trip to a whale research outpost station at a historic lighthouse.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over gently rolling terrain; some stairs.

Coordinated by Skagit Valley College.


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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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