Day 1 – Seatac Airport Shuttle Express pick-up at 11:30 Shuttle to Island Spirit. Boarding time 12:00 PM. Enjoy lunch aboard as we welcome you and enjoy some cruising as we move north for the islands. We enjoy a day of cruising & sightseeing. Your Captain and Naturalist narrate in route. Watch for Gray Whales in the Possession Sound area. We port tonight in Coupeville, WA., a historic seaport town. There is time to stroll through town after dinner. Please note, if arriving on your own accord, there is no parking available at the dock.
We enjoy local tours today. First we enjoy a local museum, then visit Fort Casey for a narrated tour of the historic Fort. Afterwards, visit the lighthouse and enjoy some Puget Sound history. We stop back at our vessel for lunch and some shopping, then we’re off to see the San Juan Islands. We’ll cruise under the scenic Deception Pass Bridge watching for wildlife and marine life as we go. There’s 175 named islands ahead of us. Your Captain and crew inform you about them as we travel. Tonight we anchor in a Quiet Bay. Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner
Day 3: Brunch and Kayaking
It’s a leisurely brunch aboard the vessel. If weather permits, we plan to kayak this morning in a quiet cove. Later, we are in search of Orca Whales, known to frequent the area, enjoying some narration from the naturalist and Captain with insight into this area. Tonight we port at an island jewel – Roche harbor. (Once an active Limestone quarry, now a home for rich and famous yachters and artists) Enjoy a wonderful stroll among the yachts. Brunch, Cocktails, Dinner
After breakfast we enjoy a walk up to the Sculpture Gardens to view the local works of island artists. From glass works to iron and steel, enjoy some brilliant displays of art in this unique island setting. Afterwards, there is an additional walk to the Afterglow Vista, listed on the National Historic Register. Bring your camera to see this special tribute to founding family McMillian of the area. After lunch today, we see the parks and sights of San Juan Island. Your narrated tour will include stops at English Camp, a national park, the local Alpaca Ranch and some other sights around this interesting is-land. After your tour, join your crew for some late afternoon cruising. We plan on visiting an outer Island to-night. Your Captain will take you to a special anchorage in a secluded bay. To be determined, pending weather and kayaking potential. Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner
Day 5: Today is Captain’s Choice Day! We may visit Friday Harbor. The county Seat of the San Juan Is-lands. Or, we’ll do some beach combing and Kayaking to start the day. It’s all about the weather, our chance to see Orca Whales and your vacation. We’ll keep the schedule flexible to make the most of our day! Tonight we cruise to LaConner, WA. It’s a quiet, safe community for an evening stroll after dinner. Enjoy a cozy night dockside in town.
Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner
Day 6: LaConner, WA. www.townoflaconner.org A lovely waterfront town. Nestled on the Swinomish Channel. You will be able to enjoy the quaint shops and visit the local quilting museum. We then take a little ride on our motor coach to Mt. Vernon, WA, to enjoy a covered wagon ride through two tulip farms. Hundreds of acres of tulips will adorn and amaze you. We hope you have enjoyed your vacation, as we depart on our motor coach to Seattle Seatac Airport for arrival at 3 PM.