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Pacific Northwest Luxury Travel

Explore San Juan Islands

Embark on an incredible culinary trip through the newly-awarded National Monument of the San Juan Islands. Spend a spectacular week exploring this pocket of the Pacific Northwest; hiking, biking, kayaking and beach-combing while eating some of the freshest seafood and farm-to-table meals and staying in three fantastic properties.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally-supported, private trips. We've applied the hallmarks that we’re known for to our Pacific Northwest luxury travel: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

Trip Details

Enthusiast
Seattle to Seattle
8 Days / 7 Nights


Price per person from: $8,895
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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Sep
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  • Dec

Day by Day

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! Start the adventure by crossing Puget Sound on one of Washington's historic ferries and taking a short hike or beach walk. After your welcome dinner, enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps taking a stroll along the shore.

Drive to Potlatch State Park for a bike journey through thick stands of Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. Enjoy a picnic lunch along banks of the Skokomish River and stop for a tour (and tasting!) of the renowned Hama Hama Oyster Farm.

Explore Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, a great area for bird-watching and spotting marine mammals, before heading up into the Olympic Mountains to choose from a number of hikes. Back down at sea-level, visit Finn River Cidery for a tour and tasting.

Set out for South Whidbey Island State Park along the western shore to begin today's cycling adventure. Head north along bluffs overlooking Puget Sound until reaching the charming town of Coupeville to indulge in some world-famous Penn Cove Mussels.

Drive to Deception Pass State Park, the most popular state park in Washington, with nearly 40 miles of trails spread out over 4,000 acres. Cycle across the 976-foot bridge spanning the pass towards Anacortes, stopping along the way at Rosario Beach's tide pools.

Head to Lime Kiln State Park and Haro Strait in search of harbor seals, Stellar sea lions, Dall's porpoise and orcas. Cycle south towards the Cattle Point Lighthouse before spending the afternoon whale-watching on your own private boat.

This morning, head to either Lopez or Orcas Island to explore marinas and villages, bike scenic pathways, or hike hidden trails. Return to Friday Harbor and head to Duck Soup Inn, regarded as the best restaurant in San Juan, for a farewell dinner.

Enjoy a final breakfast in Friday Harbor before boarding a late-morning seaplane bound for Seattle. Soak in the aerial views of the San Juan Islands, Whidbey Island, Puget Sound and the iconic Seattle skyline before landing on Lake Union in the heart of the city.

Hotels

Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union

A convenient two hours from Seattle, Washington, the Alderbrook Resort is surrounded by the Olympic Mountains and rests on the shores of the Hood Canal, a glacier-carved fjord home to eagles and osprey, salmon and seals. The resort’s luxury guestrooms are beautifully designed with thoughtfully appointed amenities and guests can enjoy the waterfront pool, full service spa and some of the best food in the region. View hotel website »

Inn at Langley, Langley

Perched above the Saratoga Passage, this Whidbey Island retreat boasts iconic coastal and mountain views from every room. Guests can take in the Cascades from spacious porch-style balconies and lounge by wood-burning fireplaces as the sun sets across the Sound. The charming inn is located close to the historical town of Langley and offers a full-service spa and an award-winning restaurant. View hotel website »

The Island Inn at 123 West, Friday Harbor

The Island Inn at 123 West provides a relaxing vibe that invites travellers to stop and smell the ocean. Situated on San Juan Island in the bustling Friday Harbour, the inn offers a contemporary style that nods to maritime gone by. While here, guests can make a splash in a floatplane, paddle sea kayaks with the resident orcas or ride around the island on bicycles. View hotel website »

Activity Level

Enthusiast

There is a wide variety of activities on this trip that range from walking to rock climbing, fishing to wakeboarding! But there are always options to suit your comfort level.

Gear

Pacific Northwest Luxury Travel

Explore San Juan Islands

Embark on an incredible culinary trip through the newly-awarded National Monument of the San Juan Islands. Spend a spectacular week exploring this pocket of the Pacific Northwest; hiking, biking, kayaking and beach-combing while eating some of the freshest seafood and farm-to-table meals and staying in three fantastic properties.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally-supported, private trips. We've applied the hallmarks that we’re known for to our Pacific Northwest luxury travel: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (selected by B&R)
  • Services of guide(s)
  • Use of all equipment required for activities
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »

Accolades

“We had an unbelievable week on our honeymoon trip! We can't stop talking about the biking, eating, beer, kayaking, fishing & wine. We'll definitely be exploring more Butterfield & Robinson trips in the future as well. We consider this trip just the beginning of a series of fabulous future vacations!”

— Alison & Chase Curtin,
Bespoke BC Biking 2012

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