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San Juan Islands Family Multisport Camping: Biking, Hiking & Sea Kayaking Washington's Islands of Adventure

Washington, United States

from $1,898* per person 6 Days June-August
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Anacortes, washington
  • Active & Adventure trips

What’s black and white and wet all over? You guessed it: an orca! And just like these cool sea creatures, you can hang out with your family while having a whale of a time in the San Juan Islands. It’s a perfect natural playground. With mountains to climb. Waterways to paddle. Tidal pools to explore. And plenty of games for the whole gang. Like stone skipping. Berry picking. Starfish spotting. Ice cream eating. Shorebird skirting. Constellation naming. Lopez Island waving. It’s all waiting for you. You and your pod.

  • Explore San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands by foot, bike and kayak
  • Paddle peaceful inlets and vast kelp beds, spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles
  • Look for tiny sea creatures among the tide pools at Shark Reef
  • Whale-watch on Haro Strait, the "Whale Highway"
  • Mount Constitution, with 360-degree mountain and island views

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  • Family oriented trip.


Day 1 An array of activities showcasing the best of Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands Catch a ferry bound for Orcas Island, where you'll delight in an awe-inspiring day of hiking around Moran State Park - a nature lover's paradise of 5,000 wooded acres Ascend Mount Constitution for 360-degree views of the San Juan archipelago, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and the Olympic Range Kids (and kids at heart!) can cool off with a swim in Cascade Lake.

Days 2-3 Whale-watch on Haro Strait, the "Whale Highway" After a morning hike to the sound, board a chartered vessel for a wildlife-watching cruise to Lopez Island Bike through picturesque rural terrain to our scenic campground Pedal to Agate Beach and Shark Reef Sanctuary where the younger crowd will have fun exploring tide pools Pay a visit to the cafés and galleries in Lopez Village.

Days 4-6 Paddle peaceful inlets and vast kelp beds, spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles Ferry to Friday Harbor Hike to the summit of Young Hill for breathtaking views of the sound Kids are treated to a pizza party and private tour of the Whale Museum in town  Put in at Roche Harbor for a sea-kayaking adventure in placid waters Head out on a serene ride along rolling terrain to Friday Harbor  Stop in at the Whale Museum before our final ferry ride.

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