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Washington
At Your Pace: Ferry Tales in the San Juan Islands
Immerse yourself in the heritage and pristine nature of the San Juan Islands as you learn about the region’s ecosystems, visit historic sites and enjoy an expert-led ferry ride.
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Program No. 10013RJ
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5 days
4 nights
11 meals
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DAY
1
Welcome & Orientation Program
Seattle
D
Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport

Afternoon: Welcome and Program Orientation

Dinner: Catered Welcome Dinner featuring meat or vegetarian lasagna in Conference Dining Room

Evening: Get Acquainted Program follows dinner

DAY
2
Seafarer's Memorial Park / Ferry to San Juan Island
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
B,L,D
Earthbox Inn & Spa

Breakfast: Extensive breakfast buffet served in hotel Conference/Breakfast Room featuring, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, breakfast breads/toast, juices and coffee.

Morning: On our way to San Juan Island, we’ll stop at the Seafarer's Memorial Park in Anacortes, WA. At Seafarer's Park, we'll learn about the evolution and importance of Anacortes' maritime industries.

Lunch: We’ll enjoy lunch at Seafarer's Park in Anacortes, WA.

Afternoon: We'll board the WA State ferry in Anacortes, WA - on our way to Friday Harbor. Enjoy the view from the inside passenger cabins or from the outside decks as we take our 1.5 hour journey through the archipelago to Friday Harbor.

Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, grilled chicken, steamed veggies, and red potatoes or rice – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

Evening: Presentation "All Aboard the Ferry!" offers an insider’s look at the history of ferry transport to and from the San Juan Juan Islands.

DAY
3
Coast Salish Archeology / Ferry Trip On Inter Island Ferry
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Earthbox Inn & Spa

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.

Morning: Morning Presentation "Reflections on Life in the Islands" offers an insider’s look at contemporary life in the Islands, and explores issues affecting Island life. Then discover the authentic Coast Salish Native history with particular note of Island's rich archaeological heritage.

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 tea, and dessert of the day.

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: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, baked salmon/fish (as locally available by season), rice , and steamed veggies– topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

Evening: Evening presentation on art in the islands - meet a local guest artist and learn about their craft and inspiration!

DAY
4
San Juan Island Excursion / Musical Farewell Program
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Earthbox Inn & Spa

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.

Morning: Enjoy a daylong field trip around San Juan Island. Begin in the morning with exploration of a National Historic Park (American Camp), 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: 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 sandwich to their liking - choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments.

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. Then, we're off to the North end of the island for a visit to the National Historical Park - English Camp. We'll return to town, where you may enjoy a visit to the Whale Museum (optional) or enjoy free time to relax or explore Friday Harbor.

Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, prawns & scallops (in sun-dried tomato pesto), penne pasta and steamed veggies– topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.

Evening: Special farewell program features local musician-composer. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

DAY
5
Farewell and Departure
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice. Breakfast is early on this day so that we may catch the ferry.

Morning: Depart Friday Harbor, San Juan Island via the Washington State ferry and chartered motor coach. The ferry departs at approximately 8:00 am and will take us to a chartered bus in Anacortes, WA. The program concludes in Seattle with drop off at SeaTac International airport(approximately 12:30pm) or the Radisson SeaTac Airport Hotel(approximately 12:45pm). Since we do not arrive at SeaTac airport until approximately 12:30 pm, we recommend scheduling outbound flights after 2:30 pm (to allow ample time to check bags, go through security check points and get to your flight gate).