Discover the secret places along Washington's wild coastline on a San Juan Islands cruise. Kayak among rocky outcroppings, spotting sea life. Explore dramatic Deception Pass by skiff. Hike mossy island forests frequented by red fox, deer, and woodpeckers.

Highlights


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

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

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


Lakes Union and Washington—their glacially formed basins dug more than 12,000 years ago. After dinner, a sunset cruise through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and into Elliott Bay sets you right for the night. Seattle was founded along these shores and you don’t want to miss the skyline! (D)
Mudflats, watersheds, and a microclimate feed the riches of the South Sound. Explore the intertidal zone by kicking in themud with your guides looking for anemone and hermit crabs. Kayaking, hiking, and skiff rides are on tap, too—in one of the region's many state parks. At about 100 miles long, Puget Sound offers ample opportunity for observing the serpentined shore as you cruise through Tacoma Narrows and past Point Defiance, Vashon Island, and Bremerton. Cap off your first full day of play watching for Dall’s porpoise, with a front-row view from the bow. (BLD)
Wake up surrounded by the wilds of the Salish Sea, a humbling 360 degrees of wilderness. There are unending options for investigating this sea- salty playground. If you’re kayaking, keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface. Rocky outcroppings play host to harbor seals—and it’s also orca territory. Ashore, it’s one boot in front of the other, hike through the forest or “take the high road” to ridges overlooking the archipelago. Join your expedition team on deck to search for whales, seals, sea lions, and bird rookeries as you cruise through the myriad San Juans—no two islands are the same. (BLD)
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. Later in the day, keep watch for marine mammals as you venture into the open waters where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets Puget Sound. Drop anchor for the evening in a tucked- away cove. (BLD)
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. It’s all up for grabs. (BLD)
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. (BLD)
Hike in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old-growth forest, and top of the world 360-degree views. This evening, wrap it up with a Farewell Dinner and slide show highlighting your week’s adventures. (BLD)
This morning, cruise through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and tie up back in Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal. After breakfast, the captain and crew bid you a fond farewell. Safe travels to all! (B)
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience. Passport required (non USA citizens).

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Navigator

$5,600 USD pp
Navigator
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower

Single Navigator

$6,200 USD pp
Single Navigator
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)

Pathfinder

$6,800 USD pp
Pathfinder
B2 Fixed queen bed; view window; private bath with shower

Admiral

$7,600 USD pp
Admiral
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower

Additional charges:

Port Taxes and Fees: 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

Inclusions


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• Group transfers between airport and ship on embarkation day
• Group transfer between ship and airport on disembarkation day
• Use of activity equipment on board including kayaks and paddle boards
• All landings and shore excursions as per the itinerary
• All meals while on board the ship
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (Except super-premium wines)
• Experienced expedition team, heritage guides and guest experts
• Voyage on selected cabin category

Exclusions


• International and domestic airfares
• Travel insurance
• Passport and visa costs if applicable
• Additional excursions/ land extension programmes
• Super premium wines
• Port Taxes (See trip specific for amount)
• Gratuities (Recommend USD$250 per passenger per week)
Safari Quest
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$5,600 USD pp

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