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BEGINS IN: SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON

Ferry Tales in the San Juan Islands

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4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Enjoy a truly unique Northwest experience. Savor the ocean breezes on an expert-led adventure aboard a Washington State Ferry, chugging through deep-green waters as you glide from Friday Harbor past Orcas, Shaw and Lopez Islands in the Salish Sea. Search for orcas from coastal vantages and learn more about their sophisticated social structure at the unique Whale Museum. Uncover the Island’s rich history; from the indigenous coastal Salish people to the eclectic culture of today’s islanders.


Highlights

• Voyage through the San Juan archipelago aboard the inter-island ferry as it chugs through the islands. A Naturalist lectures while you enjoy the views!
• Uncover the fascinating story of human occupation as a Native American historian and researcher presents archaeology finds of the Coast Salish peoples.
• Visit Limekiln Lighthouse, a whale research and observation outpost and one of the best land-based sites to spot Orca whales in their native habitat.

Activity Notes

Walking on field trips up to 10 blocks, sometimes on dirt paths or uneven surfaces. Standing up to one hour at a time on field trips; walking up or down boat ramps for travel aboard ferries; some stairs at historic buildings with no elevators. Frequent getting on and off of mini-bus /van. Bus/van does not have lift.

Itinerary Summary

Arrivals Seattle; 1nt; coach/ferry to Friday Harbor, 3nts; ferry/coach return to Sea/Tac Airport; deparures.

Date Notes
5/31/2016
The accommodations for the Friday Harbor portion of this program date will be at the Friday Harbor Suites.

Coordinated by Skagit Valley College.


Our Value Promise To You

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

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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