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Island Tours

  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Routes: Washington State Ferries
  • Estimated Driving time: 4 days

Tour Overview

The tour covers Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island, and the main islands of the San Juan island group (Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan).  Each island has a unique history and character. The Washington State Ferry system provides regular and reliable service to each of the islands, making it easy to travel. Each of the islands are bike friendly though with frequent hills.


Key Waypoints along Vashon Island


Once the location of a Coast Salish village, Tahlequah was initially called Clam Cove by 19th century settlers, before acquiring... Visit

All waypoints on this leg

Side trips along Vashon Island

There are no side trips along this tour leg.

San Juan Islands

This tour follows the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. Follow the historic canoe route of the Coast Salish people aboard Washington State Ferries from Anacortes to the beautiful San Juan Islands. Once there, the Islands are easily accessible by multiple modes—walking, bicycling, transit, automobile, and even by kayak.

This leg of the tour has 1 waypoints and 0 side trip tours

Side trips along San Juan Islands

There are no side trips along this tour leg.

This tour has 3 legs, 3 waypoints, and covers 70 miles.