The San Juan Islands are one of the Northwest’s most popular vacation destinations – often ranked among the top islands to visit on Earth.
One of the best ways to experience these lush gems surrounded by the glistening waters of the Salish Sea, is to take a cruise – it’s a summer dream come true, which is why this image is our photo of the week.
USA River Cruises offers this unforgettable experience, where you’ll have the chance to spot magnificent orca whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, porpoise, bald eagles, and much more.
The 8-day experience also includes a stop in the charming town of Friday Harbor on the largest island in the archipelago, San Juan Island, as well as beautiful Victoria, B.C., Port Townsend, Washington and other picturesque spots. Check it out here, and be sure to put this experience on your itinerary this summer.
K.C. Dermody is the author of hundreds of travel articles both online and in print as well as the author of the “Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland.” She has traveled throughout the world and has a passion for imparting what she has learned from her experiences to others, but always appreciates coming home to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.