24070
Washington

Exploring Three of Washington’s San Juan Islands With Women

Enjoy art and nature, learn about orca whales, visit a local winery, and immerse yourself in history & tradition as you explore the San Juan archipelago on an adventure just for women.
Program No. 24070RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,749

At a Glance

Step into the minds of historians, farmers, preservationists and artists as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the San Juan Archipelago on this learning adventure just for women. Join top-notch instructors and new friends on explorations through small villages as you discover this region like a local. On exciting field trips to three islands, learn about the land, people and culture that hold together these remotely empowering communities while creating your own bonds with the strong women who join you on this fascinating adventure.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to five blocks, sometimes on uneven surfaces. Standing up to one hour; walking up or down boat ramps for ferries; some stairs with no elevators. Bus/van does not have lift.
Small Group
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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a day on Orcas Island to enjoy the panoramic marine vista from Mt. Constitution, a local winery, and a unique schoolhouse from the 1800’s.
  • 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 National Historic Parks, a picturesque lighthouse, a lavender farm and more.
Featured Expert
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Michael Vouri
Michael retired as the chief of interpretation and historian for San Juan Island National Park after more than 21 years. He has written books about the Pig War, the Royal Marines and San Juan Island. He has worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers, a public affairs officer for the U.S. Air Force and as assistant director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Michael has been a Road Scholar instructor on San Juan Island since 1997 and a Group Leader since 2016.

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

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Bill Engle
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Kevin Culmback
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Michael Vouri
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Andre Entermann
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Shona Aitken
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Kevin Loftus
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