Whales & Trails: A San Juan Island Adventure With Your Grandchild
Search for whales and explore the San Juan Islands with your grandchild, enjoying nature walks, discovering unique ecosystems and learning about orcas at a whale research outpost.
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Program No. 19929RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

On the adventure of a lifetime with your grandchild, explore the waterways and trails of the magnificent San Juan Islands afoot and afloat in search of orca whales in their natural environment. Revel in the scenery and wildlife, join a naturalist on a half-day whale cruise, and hike to island vistas that reveal intimate details of the local ecosystem.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • During a three-hour boat expedition, search for orca whales, porpoises, seals, sea birds and sea lions.
  • Enjoy two easy to moderate hikes through spectacular San Juan Island National Park to spot wildflowers, butterflies, Bald Eagles and prairie grasses, and learn why the Americans and British quarreled over a perished pig.
  • Learn about the orca whale’s social intelligence on a field trip to a whale research outpost station at a historic lighthouse.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-13.
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