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Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

A wild world of natural wonder. Explore islands, hike in rainforests and up mountains, paddle in Puget Sound waterways and the San Juan Islands, and watch for birds, orca, and other marine life.

Theme Departures Available for this Itinerary:

Craft Beer
Foremost beer experts and brewers guide you on your barley and hops adventure including pairings with regional cuisine, tours and tastings, and special presentations.
2017: April 8, 15, October 7, 21
2018: April 7, 14

Birding
Join renowned bird experts on a discovery of the unique habits and characteristics of the winged creatures you encounter.
2017: April 22
2018: April 21

Holiday 2017: November 18
28 October, 2017 to 04 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 28 October, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1613 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2152 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3538 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
04 November, 2017 to 11 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 04 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1613 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2152 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3538 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
11 November, 2017 to 18 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 11 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1613 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2152 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3538 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
18 November, 2017 to 25 November, 2017 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 18 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1613 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2152 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3538 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
31 March, 2018 to 07 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 31 March, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1921 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2306 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2460 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3846 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
07 April, 2018 to 14 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 07 April, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1921 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2306 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2460 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3846 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
14 April, 2018 to 21 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 14 April, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1921 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2306 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2460 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3846 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
21 April, 2018 to 28 April, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 21 April, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1921 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2306 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2460 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3846 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
28 April, 2018 to 05 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 28 April, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1921 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2306 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2460 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3846 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
05 May, 2018 to 12 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 05 May, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1921 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2306 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2460 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
Explorer Cabin £ 3846 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
15 September, 2018 to 22 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 15 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2383 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2537 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
22 September, 2018 to 29 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 22 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2383 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2537 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
29 September, 2018 to 06 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 29 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2383 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2537 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
06 October, 2018 to 13 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 06 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2383 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2537 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
13 October, 2018 to 20 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 13 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2383 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2537 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
20 October, 2018 to 27 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 20 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1998 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2383 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2537 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
27 October, 2018 to 03 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 27 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1690 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2075 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2229 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3653 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
03 November, 2018 to 10 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 03 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1690 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2075 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2229 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3653 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
10 November, 2018 to 17 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 10 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1690 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2075 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2229 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3653 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
17 November, 2018 to 24 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands, departing on 17 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin £ 1690 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Cabin £ 2075 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Cabin £ 2229 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Outside entry, queen, double bed or double bed with bench seat. View window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Explorer Cabin £ 3653 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes and Fees 200 USD pp)
Sitting area, queen or twin beds, large picture window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo

Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 - Seattle, Washington – Embarkation
Seattle was founded along the shores of Elliott Bay. Today, set sail from Fishermen's Terminal, transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and cruise the city’s picturesque waterfront before dropping anchor in a tucked away bay.
Day 2 - Salish Sea / Deception Pass
Wake up surrounded by the wilderness of the Salish Sea. Today, there will be many opportunities to investigate this sea-salty playground of islands. A guided kayak reveals local inhabitants—sea stars, anemones, jelly fish, perhaps even inquisitive harbor seals. Walk along a curiosity-rich intertidal zone or stretch your legs on a mossy hike. And tides and current permitting, sail through swirling waters of Deception Pass. Cap off your first day of adventure with a front-row view of the sunset from the bow.
Day 3 - Lopez Island / San Juan Island
You’ve landed in one of the most scenic areas of the Salish Sea. The rocky outcroppings of Lopez Island play host to harbor seals—and it’s also orca territory. Keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface, whether you opt for kayaking or a chance to snorkel. Join your expedition team on deck searching for whales, seals, and sea lions as you cruise through the myriad San Juans—no two islands are the same. Drop anchor near San Juan Island—the second largest landmass in the archipelago—to explore tide pools and skiff or kayak into hidden coves, as conditions permit.
Day 4 - Orcas Island
Your Captain navigates through the islands to your basecamp at Orcas Island—for a day of play where the options are unending. A local favorite, hike Mt. Constitution—it’s the highest peak in the San Juan Islands and has a stunning view of the archipelago. If you’re interested in skiff exploration or more paddling, the kayaks and paddle boards are up for grabs.
Day 5 - Sucia Island
The treats keep a-coming! Enjoy your day anchored at picturesque Sucia Island—total year-round population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. Explore the intertidal zone with your guides, hike across the island, and kayak in a protected bay. Weather permitting; there’ll even be a barbeque ashore.
Day 6 - Captain’s Choice
Make it an ideal morn by kicking it off with an early soak in the on-deck hot tub, a paddle along the shores of the Olympic Peninsula, or both! Your Captain sets the course today for explorations in the rain shadow of the Salish Sea. You may find yourself hiking deep into the mossy, towering old growth of the Olympic Peninsula or beachcombing for anemone and hermit crabs along the shores of Puget Sound. Or perhaps, a chance to kayak and paddle board, investigate bird rookeries, or search for whales in the Sea’s rich emerald waters.
Day 7 - Olympic National Park
Wake up in one of the quietest reaches of Puget Sound—Hood Canal, a glacial fjord separating the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. You’ll be hiking in the Olympic Mountains—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and small quaint towns. Keep watch for resident bald eagles. And, enjoy the bounty of the sea—a tasting of locally-grown oysters and clams. This evening, wrap it up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting your week’s adventures.
Day 8 - Seattle – Disembark
After breakfast, say goodbye to your newfound friends and disembark the ship back at Fishermen’s Terminal. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport or to your Un-Cruise overnight hotel stay.
Please Note:
Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.
Day 8 - Seattle – Disembark *
After breakfast, say goodbye to your newfound friends and disembark the ship back at Fishermen’s Terminal. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport or to your Un-Cruise overnight hotel stay.
Day 7 - Olympic National Park *
Wake up in one of the quietest reaches of Puget Sound—Hood Canal, a glacial fjord separating the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. You’ll be hiking in the Olympic Mountains—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and small quaint towns. Keep watch for resident bald eagles. And, enjoy the bounty of the sea—a tasting of locally-grown oysters and clams. This evening, wrap it up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting your week’s adventures.
Day 6 - Captain’s Choice *
Make it an ideal morn by kicking it off with an early soak in the on-deck hot tub, a paddle along the shores of the Olympic Peninsula, or both! Your Captain sets the course today for explorations in the rain shadow of the Salish Sea. You may find yourself hiking deep into the mossy, towering old growth of the Olympic Peninsula or beachcombing for anemone and hermit crabs along the shores of Puget Sound. Or perhaps, a chance to kayak and paddle board, investigate bird rookeries, or search for whales in the Sea’s rich emerald waters.
Day 5 - Sucia Island *
The treats keep a-coming! Enjoy your day anchored at picturesque Sucia Island—total year-round population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. Explore the intertidal zone with your guides, hike across the island, and kayak in a protected bay. Weather permitting; there’ll even be a barbeque ashore.
Day 4 - Orcas Island *
Your Captain navigates through the islands to your basecamp at Orcas Island—for a day of play where the options are unending. A local favorite, hike Mt. Constitution—it’s the highest peak in the San Juan Islands and has a stunning view of the archipelago. If you’re interested in skiff exploration or more paddling, the kayaks and paddle boards are up for grabs.
Day 3 - Lopez Island / San Juan Island *
You’ve landed in one of the most scenic areas of the Salish Sea. The rocky outcroppings of Lopez Island play host to harbor seals—and it’s also orca territory. Keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface, whether you opt for kayaking or a chance to snorkel. Join your expedition team on deck searching for whales, seals, and sea lions as you cruise through the myriad San Juans—no two islands are the same. Drop anchor near San Juan Island—the second largest landmass in the archipelago—to explore tide pools and skiff or kayak into hidden coves, as conditions permit.
Day 2 - Salish Sea / Deception Pass *
Wake up surrounded by the wilderness of the Salish Sea. Today, there will be many opportunities to investigate this sea-salty playground of islands. A guided kayak reveals local inhabitants—sea stars, anemones, jelly fish, perhaps even inquisitive harbor seals. Walk along a curiosity-rich intertidal zone or stretch your legs on a mossy hike. And tides and current permitting, sail through swirling waters of Deception Pass. Cap off your first day of adventure with a front-row view of the sunset from the bow.
Day 1 - Seattle, Washington – Embarkation *
Seattle was founded along the shores of Elliott Bay. Today, set sail from Fishermen's Terminal, transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and cruise the city’s picturesque waterfront before dropping anchor in a tucked away bay.
* = Indicative
Map for Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands
Wilderness Discoverer, the ship servicing Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

Wilderness Discoverer

Vessel type: Expedition

Length: 176 feet

Passenger Capacity: 76 guests

Built: 1992, renovated 2012

 

The 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer underwent extensive refurbishment in early 2011 and guest raves are still flowing. Expedition is top-of-mind with this vessel; and adventure and discovery lay at its heart. The interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. Enjoy a main lounge that evokes the feel of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub and relax on deck or keep watch for wildlife.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has a sauna and fitness equipment; viewing is over-the-top from the bow and under-the-stars from two hot tubs on the observation deck; and the EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting in the water a cinch. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening below-surface; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

The four cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Discoverer are:  Navigator; Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer. Depending on your cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all Wilderness Discoverer cabins are:  Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).

 

Cabin layout for Wilderness Discoverer
• Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise the Seattle waterfront

• Olympic National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Juan archipelago & Deception Pass

• Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords and winding island channels

• Hike in temperate rainforest, old growth forest, state parks, and Mt. Constitution

• Watch for whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and sea birds

• Birding opportunities

• Taste local oysters and clams
Enquire now about Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

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