"Breathtaking scenery and Orcas!" San Juan Islands by maryellen50
San Juan Islands Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 97 photos
Just returned from staying 4 days on San Juan Island. It was just as beautiful and breathtaking as everyone describes. We stayed at Roche Harbor - not memorable for a $130 night 1 bedroom condo but O.K. Restaurants were great. We used http://www.mayaswhalewatch.biz/ highly recommended for whale watching. We did see 8 whales on our morning boat ride which was out of this world to see those giants(Orcas) performing in the ocean. Captain Jim is very knowledgeable with only 6 people on his boat unlike most carried up to 16 people. Kayak trip with http://www.outdoorodysseys.com/ and very pleased. Weather is more sunny and dry than Seattle - not so much rain.
- Pros:Breathtaking scenery and wildlife and kayaking
- Cons:Not for the budget conscious
- In a nutshell:The gorgeous San Juan Islands
We used Maya's Whale Watching which is highly recommended on the internet. We saw 8 whales on our morning trip which was... more travel advice
We rented a car once we arrived from the short flight from Seattle. I would highly recommend renting a car ($40/day)... more travel advice
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