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.

Visit 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. When kayaking, keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface. 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.

Highlights


• Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or cruise the Seattle waterfront

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

• Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in island channels formed by glaciers

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

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

• Birding opportunities

• Taste local oysters, clams, cider, and microbrews

Seattle was founded along the shores of Elliott Bay. Today, set sail via either the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or picturesque Shilshole Bay and cruise along the city's shoreline before dropping anchor in a tucked away cove.
Wake up surrounded by the wilderness of the Salish Sea. Today, there are 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.
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. When kayaking, keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface. 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.
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 (2,409 feet high) and has a mind-blowing view of the archipelago. If you’re interested in skiff exploration or more paddling, the kayaks and paddle boards are up for grabs. You might also visit the charming community of Eastsound—it’s nestled above Fishing Bay and been around since the late-1880s.
The treats keep coming! With no paved roads or even ferry access, enjoy your day on picturesque Sucia Island—total year-round population of four—a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays. You feel a million miles away from it all, exploring the intertidal zone with your guides, hiking across the island, and kayaking in a protected bay. Weather permitting; there’s even a barbeque ashore.
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.
Hike (or snowshoe if the snow is still there!) in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and top of the world 360 degree views. Your trek at Hurricane Ridge takes you across fields of sub-alpine flowers in warmer weather and snow-covered hills in the colder months. On a clear day, you can see Canada across to the Straits of Juan de Fuca. This evening, wrap it up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting your week’s adventures.
This morning, cruise into Seattle either via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or at Shilshole Bay. After breakfast, the Captain and crew bid you a fond farewell. Safe travels to all!
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4395 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4395 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4395 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4395 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4395 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4395 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5595 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Mariner Stateroom

$ 4595 USD pp
Mariner Stateroom
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Single Stateroom
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Additional charges:

Port Taxes: 200 USD pp

Safari Quest

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 36 m

Passenger Capacity: 22

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2006

Unwind into adventure aboard our 22-guest boutique yacht. Four decks offer invigorating spaces to get away from it all and take in up-close views of surrounding wilderness. Recap the day's activities, relax, or watch a movie on the wide screen TV in the comfortable and sophisticated salon. The yacht also features a fully stocked bar and a library with large view windows for reading or discussing marine life with fellow guests.

Ready for adventure, the Safari Quest is equipped with kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, and hiking poles, includes a full-beam swim step for easy access to water activities, and hydrophones for listening to below-surface sounds. The onboard wellness program includes a hot tub and fitness equipment in the sun lounge.

There are four cabin categories aboard the Safari Quest: Single; Mariner; Commander; and Captains. Captains are suited for single and double accommodation.

Common to all cabins are: Heated tile floors in bathroom; air conditioning; private bath with shower; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station.

Cabin layout for Safari Quest
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