Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands (UnCruise Adventures)

Small Ship Journey: A wild world of natural wonder. Explore islands, hike in rainforests and up mountains in Olympic National Park, paddle in Puget Sound waterways and the San Juan Islands, and watch for birds, orca, and other marine life. Save $100/person by mentioning code AP2UA27.

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Save $100/person by mentioning code AP2UA27.

Departure Dates:

April 1-8, 2017

April 8-15, 2017

April 15-22, 2017

April 22-29, 2017 (with NPCA Travel Program Manager, Ben Sander)

April 29-May 6, 2017

September 30-October 7, 2017

October 7-14, 2017

October 21-28, 2017

October 28-November 4, 2017

November 4-11, 2017

November 11-18, 2017

November 18-25, 2017

Included Highlights:

  • Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise the Seattle waterfront
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords and winding island channels
  • Hike in temperate rainforests and old growth forests in Olympic National Park
  • Watch for gray whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and sea birds
  • Uncover Native cultures of the Pacific Northwest
  • Oyster and clam tasting hosted by local growers

Day 1: Set sail from Fishermen’s Terminal, transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and cruise Seattle’s bustling waterfront before dropping anchor in a tuckedaway bay.

Days 2-7: Wake up in some of the quietest reaches of Puget Sound surrounded by old growth forest, intertidal wetlands, and rocky outcroppings. Throughout the week, keep alert for resident marine life— whales, orcas, seals, and sea lions. Your captain guides you through the archipelago and near Deception Pass. Whale watching and birding opportunities abound—watch for Tufted Puffins, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Bald Eagles. Relish an afternoon of adventure hikes, shore walks, and kayaking.

Explore above and below the surface at Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas Islands. And, at Sucia Island, investigate tide pools, hike across the island, and kayak in a protected bay. If Mother Nature cooperates, there might even be a bonfire ashore. In South Hood Canal, you’ll be treated to locally grown oysters and clams. Days of play will have you hiking in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and to the top of Mt. Constitution for panoramic views. Cap off your week at a Farewell Dinner with a slideshow highlighting your week’s adventures.

Day 8: After your final breakfast, say goodbye to newfound friends and disembark at Fishermen’s Terminal for your transfer to the Seattle airport.

Contact Ben Sander at 202-454-3305 or travel@npca.org for more information or to reserve your spot.

Check out NPCA’s full tour lineup at www.npca.org/trips

UnCruise also has boat based journeys in Hawaii, Galapagos, and Costa Rica. There full lineup of destinations is available at https://www.uncruise.com/destinations

  • Cost:
    From $2,095 per person double occupancy; single supplement applies
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