San Juan 3-Day Explorer Cruise

3 Days of Cruising with 2 nights in the San Juan Islands


San Juan Explorer – 3 Day / 2 Night Tour Overview

Cruise the pristine waters and narrow passageways aboard the Chinook, view Orca whales and other wildlife, talk with our knowledgeable captain and crew about the biology and geology of the area, and enjoy two nights in the town of Friday Harbor, the heart of the San Juan Islands. Your tour includes most meals, including our famous Cracked Crab Lunch aboard Chinook, a stop in historic Roche Harbor, a visit to Lopez Island, a beach walk and picnic on Sucia Island, three days cruising throughout the San Juan Archipelago, and two nights in Friday Harbor.

Trip Overview

  • Lodging: 2 nights at the Friday Harbor Suites / Earthbox Inn & Spa in Friday Harbor.
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches included
  • Whale Watching
  • Afternoon shore visit in Roche Harbor
  • Visit To Lopez Island (Lopez Village & Wine Tasting)
  • Beach walk and picnic on Sucia Island
  • All taxes and port fees


Available for groups of 25
or more people

Please contact us for availability.


3-Day / 2-Night Rosario Package
3-Day / 2-Night Friday Harbor Package
Call 1.800.443.4552 or e-mail for details

TourS Available For Groups Of 25 Or More People)

This tour is perfect for family reunions, corporate outings, church groups, tour operators and senior centers.

Please call 1-800-443-4552 for more information and reservations.

Rosario Resort Tour – 3 Day / 2 Night Overview

On this special San Juan Explorer tour we’ll take you back in time over one hundred years when Seattle Shipbuilder Robert Moran built Rosario with a return to hand craftsmanship. We’ll visit the historic destination of Roche Harbor and the remote northern island of Sucia, an exclusive jewel only accessible by private boats. With this tour our exploration will cover the southern islands and light houses, historic destinations and hidden passages in the central islands, and the more remote northern lighthouses and Washington State Park islands. As we go we’ll give you the best possible chance of spotting our famous resident Orca whales, as well as scenery you will not soon forget.

Trip Overview

  • 3 Days of Private Cruising in the San Juan Islands
  • 2 Nights Deluxe Accommodations at Rosario Resort
  • Whale Watching & Wildlife Viewing
  • 5 Meals
  • 3 Islands
  • Visit to Roche Harbor
  • Lighthouses & State Park Islands
  • Beach Picnic on Sucia Island
  • Evening wine tasting cruise with local San Juan Island wines.

Location / Directions

Cruises depart from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal / Alaska Ferry Terminal in Bellingham, WA. Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure at our ticketing office inside the terminal. (Map / Driving Instructions).

Cancellation & Privacy Policies

If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us at least 30 days prior to departure. Reservations cancelled within 30 days of departure are non-refundable. When you make a reservation, we will send you a confirmation letter detailing our cancellation policy. To view our Privacy Policy please visit our FAQ page.


“It was a great experience. The captain did an excellent job at narrating the tour. We got caught in in a group of whale pods, so they were all around the boat in every direction. We stayed a little longer than expected due to the high number of spectacular views. Great food, great service, great product. Nothing more positive that can be said for this tour.”


“Twenty seniors from our senior center spent 2 nights and 3 days among the San Juans. We stayed at Rosario. It was wonderful, including Captain Dale and his crew. The food was delicious; cracked crab, lasagna, fried chicken and fruit and salads. We saw whales, sea lions, porpoises and more. I will definitely do it again.”

-Coleen E

“We sailed about the San Juan Islands for three days, exploring harbors, anchorages, and lesser known islands as well the major ones. We followed whale pods (correctly) and viewed island habitats of birds and mammals. Capt Dale is well traveled — time in Africa and the Caribbean — and he gave insightful accounts of the history, geography, and wildlife of the islands and seas. His crew provided good meals and courteous assistance. The boat had ample rest room facilities and easy access to the different areas aboard.This experience on the waters about the islands was most pleasant and memorable.”