San Juan Islands Cruises
An Escape to the San Juan Islands is Closer Than You Think
The San Juan Islands of NW Washington are among the most beautiful places in the Lower 48 States, and one of the least “discovered.” Few people know that the San Juans average 247 days a year of beautiful sunshine! Other surprises to visitors are the pristine beaches and abundant wildlife (orca whales, bald eagles, sea birds, seals, sea lions, and porpoises) of the San Juan Islands.
On the David B, we know where to find the most beautiful spots and the best wildlife. We know where the crowds are – and especially – where they aren’t.
Come with us on a trip to the San Juans and let the islands amaze you. We offer three different types of trip in the San Juan Islands.
- Weekend Getaway Cruises (3-days)
- San Juan Islands Escapes (4-days) and
- Guided Kayak Mothership Cruises
Each of these cruises offers you a chance to unwind in one of the most beautiful archipelagos anywhere.
These trips leave Friday morning and return on Sunday evening. We leave Bellingham around 9am and can be in the San Juan Islands in time for a beach walk or short kayak paddle before dinner. We anchor in a different location each night. Enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, and kayaking, as well as a good night’s rest in one of our cabins with comfortable queen-sized beds and private heads. You will be treated to gourmet meals prepared on board, while you explore the San Juan Islands. Visit our schedule page for dates and prices or Email Reservations for more information.
These cruises are longer and give you more time to explore the San Juan Islands. They leave out of Bellingham at 9am on Thursday morning and return on Sunday around 5pm. We offer 4-day cruises on our schedule, but we also welcome custom and private cruises that are for as long as you like.
We take our time cruising at about 7 knots to each night’s destination. Along the way we will make stops for hiking, tide pooling or shopping at one of the many small towns that make up the charming character of the San Juans. As with all of our cruises, your vacation includes all meals cooked by Christine on her wood cook-stove. Enjoy hand made croissants still warm from the oven for breakfast, or for dinner savory halibut tacos with just made corn tortillas and salsa prepared that afternoon. Contact us at 877-670-7863 or Email Reservations for more information.
Guided Kayak Mothership Cruises (By Special Arrangement)
Let the David B be your base camp. On our guided kayak tours you’ll explore a new area each day. In the mornings, you’ll be guided on an easy paddle of 1 1/2 to 2 hours before coming back to the boat for lunch and a change of location. In the mid-afternoon, we’ll re-launch the kayaks for a comfortable paddle before a filling dinner with wine and conversation.
All of the sea kayak equipment, meals and, of course, guides are included. No kayaking experience necessary, the trips are open to adventurous people of all abilities, and because of the small group size (8 passengers max.) we can easily guide guests with different paddling abilities.