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Budget Multi-Sport Inn Vacation 3-6 Days

Sarah was such fun & took great care of us. She taught us a lot about the Island. The picnic lunches she prepared for us while we were biking & kayaking were made with wonderful fresh things from the farmers and fish market. We had a great time and could not have asked for better place to stay, food to eat, or guide we loved it all!
Doug & Debbie Brooks

Budget Multi-Sport Inn Vacation

Explore the islands inside and out on our Budget Multi-Sport Inn Vacation. We kayak the most interesting and beautiful coastlines in search of whales, porpoises, bald eagles, and seals and then cycle verdant island roads lined with wildflowers. We will spend day 1 & 3 in orca whale territory and our 4-6 day tours include day trips to explore Orcas Island and/or Lopez Island. We also offer an optional whale watch cruise for all our guests. Lunch is picnic style, full of delicious organic produce and local products! In the mornings and evenings, you can explore the town on your own for breakfasts and dinners (not included).

Length: These tours range from 3-6 days in length.

Includes: We provide all kayaking and bicycling equipment, safety equipment, snacks, lunch, and drinks, all budget accommodations (some rooms may have a shared a bathroom), a support van (to transport your luggage and to give you a lift if you need one), an optional whale watching cruise, and expert guides to make sure this is the best vacation you have ever had! In the mornings and evenings you can explore the town on your own for breakfasts and dinners. (Breakfasts and Dinners are not included).

Accommodations: Our Budget Multi-Sport Inn Vacation includes staying at the Earthbox Inn and Spa, Birdrock hotel, San Juan Suites, or an island home through San Juan Property Management on San Juan Island. Some rooms may have a shared bathroom.

No experience is necessary.

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.

Recommended to bring:

  • T-Shirt + sweatshirt + windbreaker
  • Personal clothing & toiletries
  • Money for breakfasts and dinners
  • Cash for tipping your guide
  • Water resistant camera
  • Comfy footwear
  • Pants or shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Lip balm
  • Hat
  • Bald Eagles
  • Shorelines
  • Sea Stars
  • Seals
  • Dall's Porpoise
  • Lighthouses
  • Orca Whales
  • Beaches
  • Sunsets
  • Madronas
  • Blue Herons
  • Bull Kelp
  • Vineyards
  • Cattle Point
  • Lavender Farm
  • Moran State Park
  • Sculpture Park

Our Budget Multi-Sport Inn Vacation are the Perfect Choice

Come explore the islands in a way that few people get to...bicycle the most scenic routes giving all of your senses a rejuvenation and then kayak coastlines rich with wildlife. (Day 1 & 3 we paddle in prime orca whale territory). Breath in crisp fresh air as you hike Mount Finlayson with vistas of Mount Baker, the Cascade Mountain Range and the Olympic Mountain Range. On expeditions of 4-6 days your guides take you to Lopez Island to cycle along quiet country roads that wind down to beautiful coastal views, past fields of grazing sheep and vineyards. On Orcas Island we kayak throughout the Wasp Islands, weaving in and out in search of porpoises, bald eagles and seals. Each night retreat to a comfortable room and explore the the Friday Harbor village on your own for dinner.

  • No previous experience is required
  • Small personal groups

We provide virtually everything...

Here are some of the items which we provide for our guests:

  • excellent knowledgeable and friendly nature/kayak/bicycle guides
  • all kayaking and bicycling gear, weather and safety gear
  • a detailed pre-trip information packet
  • all drinks, snacks and lunch. (Dinner is not included)
  • all inn accommodations
  • much, much more including our incredible attention to detail

We provide you with drinks and lunch...

...starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on your last day we provide lunch and snacks in between. You will be impressed by the heartiness of our well prepared lunches and then you will be able to enjoy dinner in Friday Harbor on your own. (Dinner is not included). We can accommodate your dietary needs, just ask us.

We provide you with all accommodations

…we have carefully chosen the best budget accommodations that the San Juan Islands offer. We have built relationships with the inn keepers and feel that you will not only be pleased but you will not want to leave at the end of your stay!

Our excellent knowledgeable and friendly nature/kayak/bicycle guides...

... we strongly believe that an outstanding guide can make the difference between a good trip and a fabulous trip, therefore we place a lot of emphasis on using the best guides available. We pride ourselves on our choice of guides. We choose guides who are people persons, friendly, knowledgeable, have a great attitude, are excellent leaders, great teachers and who love what they do.

No previous experience is required...

...we begin each of our tours with a thorough safety/kayak/bicycle lesson to familiarize you with your equipment so that you are adequately prepared for your adventure. This lesson includes paddling technique, sea kayaking safety, biking techniques, biking safety, becoming familiar with our safety gear and other helpful and necessary preparation for our expedition.

Small personal groups…

…a great trip involves many factors. One of these is the group size. A smaller group is safer on and off the water, allows for more interactions between the guides and guests and gives our guests a chance to know each other. Furthermore, we can also adjust and modify the trip to the individual desires and interests of the group, allowing our guests to participate in various activities ranging from birding to advanced kayaking, to photography, to hiking. For all these reasons and more we keep our regularly scheduled Inn to Inn Multi-Sport Expedition group size to 10 guests and 2 guides.

Sleeping at comfortable budget inns or island homes each night…

…offers you a chance to experience each unique island style. We will book the best budget accommodations available at the time of your booking. We are locals so we have access and knowledge to the best for our guests!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long of a drive is San Juan Island from Seattle?

    We are about a 2 hour drive from Seattle to Anacortes and then a beautiful 1 hour 20 minute ferry ride to Friday Harbor. Arrive to the Anacortes ferry terminal about 30-45 minutes before scheduled departure time if you are walking on the ferry and 1.5 to 2 hours before scheduled departure time if you are bringing your car to San Juan Island. We have a shuttle from the ferry in Friday Harbor to Snug Harbor on Mitchell Bay where our tours depart from, for those who wish to leave their cars at the Anacortes ferry terminal. For ferry fees and schedules visit the Washington State Ferries website. You can also fly to the San Juan Islands from Seattle, click on Kenmore Air & San Juan Airlines

  • Do you take beginners?

    Yes. All of our tours are designed with the beginner in mind. On all of our tours we give a safety & kayak lesson. All of our tours are guided so you will have an instructor near you the whole time.

  • What happens if there is a single person or an odd numbered group?

    We use tandem (double) kayaks for all of our San Juan Island tours. If there is an odd number then one person will be in a kayak with a guide or someone from another odd number party.

  • Can you accommodate my food requirements on your multi-day tours?

    Yes. We will send you a questionnaire when you make your reservation and our guides will plan accordingly.

  • Will I see whales on my tour?

    Our tours are located in the area that whales are most commonly seen but we can't guarantee them. The resident J, K and L pods of orcas have recently been put on the endangered species list so our goal is to respect them, abide by the guidelines and not to paddle aggressively into their path. We will give you a lesson at the beginning of the tour for appropriate kayaking behavior near wildlife.

  • What kinds of wildlife could we see?

    Some of the local flora and fauna are Bald Eagles, Cormorants, Black Oystercatchers, Pigeon Guillemots, Pacific Harbor Seals, Orcas (Killer Whales), Dall's Porpoise, Great Blue Herons, Ochre Sea Stars, Blood Stars, Pacific Madrones, Douglas-firs, Western Cedars, Bull Kelp forests and Eel Grass beds.

Budget Multi-Sport Inn Vacation Schedule:

3-Day/2-Night - $1080 per person

Day 1 & 3 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1: Your guides will greet you at the ferry terminal in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to our kayak docks on Mitchell Bay. Here we will give you a kayak safety lesson and then begin paddling along the evergreen cloaked coastline. Enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding snowcapped mountain ranges and listen to tales of island folklore. Taste a piece of Bull Kelp, which serves as a home to a myriad of marine species just below the waters surface. As we journey down the coast, we’ll stop for lunch along a beach where you can search for creatures in the tide pools, look for sea glass among the pebbles or simply soak in the scenery. After lunch we will head back out on the water in search of orcas and eagles. Tonight we will check into one the best budget accommodation and you can explore the restaurants in downtown Friday Harbor for whatever meal you're in the mood for.

Day 2: We will head out on bicycles along quiet country roads, stopping at Whale Watch Park for lunch and wildlife viewing in the Lime Kiln State Park. Afterwards, we will cycle north visiting an Alpaca Farm, an English garden at the historic British Camp, Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and check out the sculpture park on 19 scenic acres. You guide can lead you up Mount Young to an amazing view of the northwestern San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains and Canadian Rockies if you are up for some light hiking. Along the way we will stop by a vineyard where you can sample some award winning local wines. Today bike trips loops us back into Friday Harbor in time for you to check out the shops in town and find your favorite restaurant for dinner. If you and your party were interested in going on a whale watching tour, today we could do a morning activity exploring the island and then board the Odyssey for an afternoon whale watch trip.

Day 3: This morning we will head back to our kayak docks in Mitchell Bay to paddle North near Henry Island. We will follow the coastline North looking for harbor porpoise, orca whales and other marine mammals; we will take a break for lunch on Posey Island or one of the other remote beaches. Today's paddle takes you by the historic Roche Harbor and the bustling Marina it is today, it's a beautiful marina to see from the water. Afterwards, we will shuttle back to the ferry in Friday Harbor to say our good byes by mid-afternoon.

Custom dates are available...just ask us.

Every Friday-Sunday and Saturday-Monday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
877-732-7877

4-Day/3-Night - $1480 per person

Day 1 & 4 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1: Your guides will greet you at the ferry terminal in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to our kayak docks on Mitchell Bay. Here we will give you a kayak safety lesson and then begin paddling along the evergreen cloaked coastline. Enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding snowcapped mountain ranges and listen to tales of island folklore. Taste a piece of Bull Kelp, which serves as a home to a myriad of marine species just below the waters surface. As we journey down the coast, we’ll stop for lunch along a beach where you can search for creatures in the tide pools, look for sea glass among the pebbles or simply soak in the scenery. After lunch we will head back out on the water in search of orcas and eagles. Tonight we will check into one the best budget accommodation and you can explore the restaurants in downtown Friday Harbor for whatever meal you're in the mood for.

Day 2: We will head out on bicycles along quiet country roads, stopping at Whale Watch Park for lunch and wildlife viewing in the Lime Kiln State Park. Afterwards, we will cycle north visiting an Alpaca Farm, an English garden at the historic British Camp, Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and check out the sculpture park on 19 scenic acres. You guide can lead you up Mount Young to an amazing view of the northwestern San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains and Canadian Rockies if you are up for some light hiking. Along the way we will stop by a vineyard where you can sample some award winning local wines. Today bike trips loops us back into Friday Harbor in time for you to check out the shops in town and find your favorite restaurant for dinner. If you and your party were interested in going on a whale watching tour, today we could do a morning activity exploring the island and then board the Odyssey for an afternoon whale watch trip.

Day 3: Today we will take a morning ferry to Orcas Island to explore the quiet rural roads, some unique island galleries and the beautiful Moran State Park. While on the ferry you can go over todays activity options. Orcas has beautiful and hilly scenic roads for you to explore by bike or if you have had enough biking their are numerous hiking trails for you to check out. The views from the top of Mount Constitution are a must see for all visitors to Orcas Island. If your not up for the hike or bike ride to the top, you can hitch a ride with the guide in our support van. Make sure to pack your camera! We will be catching a ferry back to Friday Harbor late this afternoon in time for you to get your last delicious dinner in Friday Harbor.

Day 4: This morning we will head back to our kayak docks in Mitchell Bay to paddle North near Henry Island. We will follow the coastline North looking for harbor porpoise, orca whales and other marine mammals; we will take a break for lunch on Posey Island or one of the other remote beaches. Today's paddle takes you by the historic Roche Harbor and the bustling Marina it is today, it's a beautiful marina to see from the water. Afterwards, we will shuttle back to the ferry in Friday Harbor to say our good byes by mid-afternoon.

Custom dates are available...just ask us.

Every Monday-Thursday and Tuesday-Friday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
877-732-7877

5-Day/4-Night - $1880 per person

Day 1 & 5 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1: Your guides will greet you at the ferry terminal in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to our kayak docks on Mitchell Bay. Here we will give you a kayak safety lesson and then begin paddling along the evergreen cloaked coastline. Enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding snowcapped mountain ranges and listen to tales of island folklore. Taste a piece of Bull Kelp, which serves as a home to a myriad of marine species just below the waters surface. As we journey down the coast, we’ll stop for lunch along a beach where you can search for creatures in the tide pools, look for sea glass among the pebbles or simply soak in the scenery. After lunch we will head back out on the water in search of orcas and eagles. Tonight we will check into one the best budget accommodation and you can explore the restaurants in downtown Friday Harbor for whatever meal you're in the mood for.

Day 2: We will head out on bicycles along quiet country roads, stopping at Whale Watch Park for lunch and wildlife viewing in the Lime Kiln State Park. Afterwards, we will cycle north visiting an Alpaca Farm, an English garden at the historic British Camp, Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and check out the sculpture park on 19 scenic acres. You guide can lead you up Mount Young to an amazing view of the northwestern San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains and Canadian Rockies if you are up for some light hiking. Along the way we will stop by a vineyard where you can sample some award winning local wines. Today bike trips loops us back into Friday Harbor in time for you to check out the shops in town and find your favorite restaurant for dinner. If you and your party were interested in going on a whale watching tour, today we could do a morning activity exploring the island and then board the Odyssey for an afternoon whale watch trip.

Day 3: Today we will take a morning ferry to Orcas Island to explore the quiet rural roads, some unique island galleries and the beautiful Moran State Park. While on the ferry you can go over todays activity options. Orcas has beautiful and hilly scenic roads for you to explore by bike or if you have had enough biking their are numerous hiking trails for you to check out. The views from the top of Mount Constitution are a must see for all visitors to Orcas Island. If your not up for the hike or bike ride to the top, you can hitch a ride with the guide in our support van. Make sure to pack your camera! We will be catching a ferry back to Friday Harbor late this afternoon in time for you to get your last delicious dinner in Friday Harbor.

Day 4: We will head back to the ferry for our adventure to Lopez Island. Lopez is a beautiful island known for its rolling hills and spectacular vistas. Our first stop of the day will be in Lopez Village, check out the pastry selection at Holly B's Bakery or browse the book collection at the book store next door. Today's ride has lots of beautiful stops, short walks and beaches to check out. Enjoy the island time and look for the locals with their friendly island wave. We will shuttle back to the ferry at the end of the day to enjoy our happy hour before heading back to Friday Harbor.

Day 5: This morning we will head back to our kayak docks in Mitchell Bay to paddle North near Henry Island. We will follow the coastline North looking for harbor porpoise, orca whales and other marine mammals; we will take a break for lunch on Posey Island or one of the other remote beaches. Today's paddle takes you by the historic Roche Harbor and the bustling Marina it is today, it's a beautiful marina to see from the water. Afterwards, we will shuttle back to the ferry in Friday Harbor to say our good byes by mid-afternoon.

Custom dates are available...just ask us.

Every Monday-Friday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
877-732-7877

6-Day/5-Night - $2280 per person

Day 1 & 6 in Prime Orca Whale Territory

Day 1: Your guides will greet you at the ferry terminal in Friday Harbor and shuttle the group to our kayak docks on Mitchell Bay. Here we will give you a kayak safety lesson and then begin paddling along the evergreen cloaked coastline. Enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding snowcapped mountain ranges and listen to tales of island folklore. Taste a piece of Bull Kelp, which serves as a home to a myriad of marine species just below the waters surface. As we journey down the coast, we’ll stop for lunch along a beach where you can search for creatures in the tide pools, look for sea glass among the pebbles or simply soak in the scenery. After lunch we will head back out on the water in search of orcas and eagles. Tonight we will check into one the best budget accommodation and you can explore the restaurants in downtown Friday Harbor for whatever meal you're in the mood for.

Day 2: We will head out on bicycles along quiet country roads, stopping at Whale Watch Park for lunch and wildlife viewing in the Lime Kiln State Park. Afterwards, we will cycle north visiting an Alpaca Farm, an English garden at the historic British Camp, Roche Harbor for an afternoon coffee or ice cream and check out the sculpture park on 19 scenic acres. You guide can lead you up Mount Young to an amazing view of the northwestern San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains and Canadian Rockies if you are up for some light hiking. Along the way we will stop by a vineyard where you can sample some award winning local wines. Today bike trips loops us back into Friday Harbor in time for you to check out the shops in town and find your favorite restaurant for dinner.

Day 3: Today is your day to rest your body and relax. Sleep in, enjoy our fresh island air, look for agates at South Beach, go for a whale watch or spend the day exploring the shops and docks of Friday Harbor. You can decide what you want to do today over a relaxing meal. Whale watching on our sister vessel, the Odyssey, is an option for the afternoon. It's a great way to see more of the islands and hopefully catch up with some of our famous resident Orca whales. Don't forget to pack your camera today!

Day 4: Today we will take a morning ferry to Orcas Island to explore the quiet rural roads, some unique island galleries and the beautiful Moran State Park. While on the ferry you can go over todays activity options. Orcas has beautiful and hilly scenic roads for you to explore by bike or if you have had enough biking their are numerous hiking trails for you to check out. The views from the top of Mount Constitution are a must see for all visitors to Orcas Island. If your not up for the hike or bike ride to the top, you can hitch a ride with the guide in our support van. Make sure to pack your camera! We will be catching a ferry back to Friday Harbor late this afternoon in time for you to get your last delicious dinner in Friday Harbor.

Day 5: We will head back to the ferry for our adventure to Lopez Island. Lopez is a beautiful island known for its rolling hills and spectacular vistas. Our first stop of the day will be in Lopez Village, check out the pastry selection at Holly B's Bakery or browse the book collection at the book store next door. Today's ride has lots of beautiful stops, short walks and beaches to check out. Enjoy the island time and look for the locals with their friendly island wave. We will shuttle back to the ferry at the end of the day to enjoy our happy hour before heading back to Friday Harbor.

Day 6: This morning we will head back to our kayak docks in Mitchell Bay to paddle North near Henry Island. We will follow the coastline North looking for harbor porpoise, orca whales and other marine mammals; we will take a break for lunch on Posey Island or one of the other remote beaches. Today's paddle takes you by the historic Roche Harbor and the bustling Marina it is today, it's a beautiful marina to see from the water. Afterwards, we will shuttle back to the ferry in Friday Harbor to say our good byes by mid-afternoon.

Custom dates are available...just ask us.

Every Sunday-Friday from April-October

Please note that the vast majority of our trips follow the routes and itineraries listed on our website, but changes may occur for reasons of safety, weather, logistics and guide or administrative judgement.
877-732-7877

Prices, times and tour location subject to change. Prices per person based on double occupancy in US$.

Please contact us for custom dates and trip lengths.

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