Whales & Trails: A San Juan Island Adventure With Your Grandchild

On this “whale” of an adventure, explore the waterways and trails of the San Juan Islands afoot and afloat in search of orca whales, and learn all about these intelligent animals!
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 19929RJ
6 days
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1,799 / ADULT
1,099 / CHILD
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4.5 Average

My granddaughter LOVED this program as did I. It was educational and engaging in one of the most magnificent portions of the United States, the Salish Sea and in particular San Juan Island in the far Pacific Northwest. The other grandparents and grandchildren were engaging and wonderful. The leaders were extremely knowledgeable and caring. I would highly recommend this program.


This was my fifth intergenerational program. All have been great, but this one has to rank at or near the top. As usual, all the kids hit it off right away and got along well together. Most were in the middle of the age range, which definitely helps. Our two main instructors, Cindy and Allie, were just amazing. Although the main focus was whales - particularly Orcas - we all learned a lot about local marine life in general. The field trips were great, and the mix between learning and fun was perfect. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone remotely interested in the topics. My granddaughter, Penelope, loved it all, even though it did take more than half an hour to get home !!(Inside joke other participants will understand!)


Leasers were fantastic. Trip was fun, loved sharing time and making memories with my granddaughter. Group was 'not so goo' for us. Loved the area and the experience.


Whales are interesting mammals. You will learn more than you ever wanted to know but it is all very interesting. The kids seemed to a person to enjoy the program and they beat the adults in a quiz we had one night about what we had learned. So the took it all in. I would suggest the age requirements for the youngest might be a little to young UNLESS the child can associate with older kids well and is a learner. The program is a learning experience.

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