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Eagle in flight in the San Juan Islands
Photo courtesy of: Russell Salter, Vancouver B.C.

San Juan Islands

There are many delightful day trips from your "home port" on Lummi Island that will take you for a memorable cruise through Washington's breathtaking San Juan Islands. You'll begin each saltwater expedition from the harbor in Bellingham Bay, just a twenty-five minute drive from Lummi’s mainland ferry dock. Cruises are available to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, or to the beautiful Canadian destination of Victoria, British Columbia. There are also scheduled trips from late spring to early fall that explore coastal waters in search of the pods of orca whales who inhabit the area during that time.

The cruise to San Juan Island leaves Bellingham at 9:30 a.m., and embarks on a leisurely trip southwest through scenic and typically calm inland waterways. You'll arrive at your destination around 11:00 a.m., and will have four hours to explore the quaint little village of Friday Harbor. While there, browse through the charming shops and galleries along Spring Street, and stop to have lunch at one of the specialty cafés or fine restaurants. Visit the whale museum to learn about the various species of whales in the area, or rent a bicycle when you arrive and take a local tour along quiet island roads.

A day immersed in the rugged and magnificent beauty of the land, sea, and wildlife of the San Juan Islands.

For a day's excursion to Victoria, you'll leave the Bellingham Cruise
Terminal in historic Fairhaven District at 9:00 a.m. to set off for a
spectacular trip along the stunning coastlines and protected coves of the San Juan and Gulf Islands. You’ll arrive to the old world charm of Victoria's "Inner Harbor" around noon, and there will be ample time to visit the many attractions offered in this extraordinary, cosmopolitan city. Browse through the downtown art galleries and international shops – visit a wax museum, a "miniature world," or a top-class historical museum. Step into another era at the famous Enjoy a Lummi Island sunset while on a cruise through Washington's breathtaking San Juan Islands.Empress Hotel where you can enjoy afternoon High Tea in true British tradition. Experience an old-fashioned ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or board a double-decker bus for a "grand city tour." The world-renowned Buschart Gardens are just a short bus or taxi ride from the harbor, and the grounds are considered among the most beautiful in the world. Victoria is a truly enchanting destination, and you'll find something of interest there for everyone in the family.

Sign on in Bellingham for an adventure consistently chosen as an all time favorite by tourists and locals alike – an excursion in search of the pods of orca whales who inhabit northwest inland waters. Even if you have seen these magnificent creatures on film, you'll be overwhelmed at the sight of a family of orcas swimming and breaching playfully just a few feet from where you stand. In addition to the excitement of catching up with a pod of whales on your trip, you'll often have a chance to see a bald eagle soaring overhead, a group of porpoises surfing in your craft'
s wake, or a harbor seal basking in the sun on a nearby rock. A day immersed in the rugged and magnificent beauty of the land, sea, and wildlife of the San Juan Islands will leave you and your family with cherished memories that will last for a lifetime.

Each exciting day trip has its own unique magic to offer, and all will return you to Bellingham's harbor in time to spend another relaxing evening in your cozy "home-away-from-home"on Lummi Island.

One very important reminder when setting out on any of these wonderful local expeditions. . . be sure to take your camera and a big supply of film!

Make your family's reservation TODAY, call:
Island Vacation Rentals
owned & operated by Seaside Lodging Northwest

Telephone: (360) 758-7064 or toll free (888) 758-7064
1695 Seacrest Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262

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