North America Pacific Northwest Cruise

Salish Sea & San Juan Islands Adventure Cruise

On this 6-day San Juan Island cruise, enjoy a big adventure in a compact round-trip cruise from Seattle—a great option to explore right in the backyard. Experience Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands as few have, by small ships that can tuck into quiet, secluded coves and access areas the big ships can’t. Savor lesser-known sites like Sucia Island, with no paved roads and a year-round population of four.

Other trip highlights include exploring the Salish Sea’s San Juan archipelago, South Puget Sound and Deception Pass, plus transiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruising Lake Union and Lake Washington. Hike in rainforest, old-growth forest and state parks. Kayak, paddleboard and skiff in island channels formed by glaciers. Watch the waves for whales, orcas, seals and sea lions. And keep binoculars raised for birding opportunities to spot eagles, seabirds and migrating flocks. Along the way, educational presentations by the expert expedition team provide context to each day’s activities and experiences.

Cruise from Seattle to the San Juan Islands aboard one of two small ships: 86-guest Wilderness Legacy or 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer. Both small expedition ships come equipped with skiffs, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, special launching platforms and expert naturalist guides all aimed at revealing the wilderness and wildlife of the Salish Sea in an up close and unhurried way.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Pacific Northwest cruises.