Two Island Trek: Great Coastal Hikes in the San Juan Islands
Enjoy coastal and forest hikes and explore unique ecosystems while learning about conservation efforts and wildlife preservation efforts on two of the San Juan Islands.
Program No. 16296RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Revel in the seascapes of untold beauty with expert naturalists, marine educators and environmentalists who lead you into their backyard world of the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea. Consider the environmental issues of the prairie bluff, beach, mountain and old-growth forest ecosystems. Journey by ferry to Orcas Island to witness the profusion of life and the fragility of beauty along Washington’s fabled diamonds of the emerald seas.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 2-6 miles daily on varied terrain and boarding vans.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

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  • Enjoy coastal and wooded hikes on San Juan Island with views of the beach and mountains. Hike the old growth forest on Orcas Island and around mountain lakes of Moran State Park and Mount Constitution. Search for Orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea from the vantage point of the Limekiln Lighthouse.
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Cindy Hansen
Cindy Hansen’s love for whales inspired her to pursue a degree in zoology and career as a naturalist. She served as the on-board naturalist for Mosquito Fleet Whale Watching for eight years, and since 2001, has spent the winters working as a naturalist and migrating with the gray whales to San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja, Mexico. Cindy was the education curator for The Whale Museum and is currently the education, outreach and events coordinator for Orca Network.
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