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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.  Our cycling routes lead us along verdant island roads lined with wildflowers. We will spend two days in orca whale territory.  Our 4-6 day tours include a day trip to explore Orcas Island by bike. 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 breakfast and dinner (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! You can explore Friday Harbor 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:

  • Will I fit in the kayak gear?

    Here's a good way to get an idea if you will fit in the kayak. Most people of average body weight and height can fit into the kayak. All of our kayaks are doubles so there is more space that one might think. NOT SURE? PLEASE DO THIS: Take a measuring tape and measure the circumference of the widest part of your body (hips/stomach/chest).

    Our SPRAY SKIRTS fits up to 43 inches including clothing, around the largest part of the midriff. The spray skirt is what you will wear around your torso. It connects to the kayak cockpit to keep you dry. You can wear it above or below your chest. There is a string to synch it to your body. If you can comfortably fit into it, you should be good to wear the spray skirt.

    Our COCKPIT dimensions are 31" Long x 16" Wide x 14.5" Deep.

    The cockpit is the opening area to get into the kayak. You will need to be able to sit down past it to get onto the kayak seat. Remember that your body parts can move and the boat is fiberglass so if you have hips that are around these dimensions, you can typically still sit into the kayak. What we want is for you to be able to safely exit the kayak. *Please send us a message through our website or give us a call, if you question whether you or someone in your group might not fit.

  • Am I too tall?

    The kayaks are most comfortable for people who are 6' 4” ft. and under. If you are above this height, you may not feel comfortable. We can put tall people in the front of the kayak to give them more leg room.
    *Please send us a message through our website or give us a call, if you question whether you or someone in your group might be too tall.

  • 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 our departure point. 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 kayak route offers one of the best opportunities in the world to see wild orca whales from a kayak because we paddle 1-2 days (depending on trip type) in a federally designated whale habitat. Since we can't guarantee that they will show up on every kayak trip, we offer the option to increase the odds to over 90% by spending one afternoon aboard a whale watch cruise aboard the Odyssey. 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.

Select a Trip to View Itinerary & Availability

3-Day/2-Night Friday-Sunday trip

3-Day/2-Night Friday-Sunday

Day 1 & 3 in Prime Orca Whale Territory
Every Friday-Sunday April-October

$1080per person View Itinerary Book Now

3-Day/2-Night Saturday-Monday trip

3-Day/2-Night Saturday-Monday

Day 1 & 3 in Prime Orca Whale Territory
Every Saturday-Monday April-October

$1080per person View Itinerary Book Now

4-Day/3-Night Monday-Thursday trip

4-Day/3-Night Monday-Thursday

Day 1 & 4 in Prime Orca Whale Territory
Every Monday-Thursday April-October

$1480per person View Itinerary Book Now

4-Day/3-Night Tuesday-Friday trip

4-Day/3-Night Tuesday-Friday

Day 1 & 4 in Prime Orca Whale Territory
Every Tuesday-Friday April-October

$1480per person View Itinerary Book Now

5-Day/4-Night trip

5-Day/4-Night

Day 1 & 5 in Prime Orca Whale Territory
Every Monday-Friday April-October

$1880per person View Itinerary Book Now

6-Day/5-Night trip

6-Day/5-Night

Day 1 & 2 in Prime Orca Whale Territory
Every Sunday-Friday April-October

$2280per person View Itinerary Book Now

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.

RELAXED CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

61 or more days before the trip date, full refund of all payments less a $30 per person cancellation fee. 31-60 days before the trip date, guests will be charged 50% of the entire trip cost. 0-30 days before the trip date, guests will be charged 100% of the entire trip cost and no refunds will be made. All cancellations must be in writing and charged amount is determined upon the date of receipt.

DEPOSIT POLICY

We ask for a 50% deposit when you make your reservation for a trip that is more than 60 days in the future. If the trip is 60 days or less in the future, then full payment upon making your reservation is required.