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Adventures Afloat: Evergreen Discoveries: Wilderness Explorations from Seattle to the San Juan Islands

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9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
A journey from Seattle through Puget Sound to the San Juan Islands is like no other — opportunities to spot orca pods and soaring bald eagles are abundant, while the character and people of Seattle enrich all who explore its neighborhoods. On this small-ship learning adventure, experience the natural beauty of Washington as our study leader offers insight on local species and habitats, and local experts provide their perspective on both the Coast Salish and European history of the area, and more.


• Thrill in the views of Mt. Constitution as you spend a day on Orcas Island, and enjoy field trips to the island’s uniquely beautiful salmon restoration facility.
• Experience incredible scenic beauty through quiet kayaking and easy hikes in the national treasure of the San Juan Islands archipelago.
• In Seattle, explore the Emerald City's culture and history during a field trip to a one-of-kind history museum on the shores of Lake Union.

Activity Notes

Frequent short hikes over varied terrain, kayaking, standing for up to an hour.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Seattle, Wash., 1 night; embark Wilderness Adventurer, 7 nights (ports of call include South Hood Canal, North Hood Canal, Protection Island, San Juan Islands, Sucia Island); disembark Seattle, departure.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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