Island Hopping on Three of Washington's San Juan Islands
Enjoy art and nature, learn about orca whales, visit a salmon hatchery, discover museums and immerse yourself in history and tradition as you explore the San Juan Archipelago.
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Program No. 18520RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the San Juan Archipelago while you uncover the cultures and landscapes unique to San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. Meet historians, artists, farmers, preservationists and other islanders who make up the fabric of these communities, and explore scenic shorelines, mountain vistas, rare coastal prairie and the region's iconic evergreen forests.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 5-10 blocks and on uneven paths. Standing up to one hour. Elevators unavailable at some locations. Buses do not have lifts.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a day on Orcas Island to explore the island's creative culture, as well a unique Salmon Hatchery.
  • A ride aboard the Washington State Ferry takes you to Lopez Island to discuss and view sustainable farming and housing on the islands.
  • On San Juan Island, take field trips to an outdoor sculpture park, National Historic Parks, a picturesque lighthouse and more.

General Notes

You might be interested in a four-night, more leisurely version of this program, "Washington's San Juan Islands at a Slower Pace" (#10013).
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Andre Entermann
Originally from Southern California, Andre Entermann grew up surfing and wanting to be a firefighter. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, a visit to Lopez Island in 2005 stirred a stronger desire for a simpler life. In 2008, he relocated to Lopez and began working as a farm apprentice. He met Elizabeth Metcalf in 2012, who shared his dream of owning a dairy. In 2014, the Washington State Department of Agriculture granted Sunnyfield Farm a license to sell raw goat milk and cheese.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jill Johnson
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