Sunset Magazine wrote an article (in the new May issue) about luxury adventure tent camping on San Juan Island here in Washington.
I didn’t know they offered those right here in my own backyard so immediately, I went online to reserve a luxury canvas cabin for our summer vacation.
They also have log cabins, regular tent camping, and a hotel style lodge. If you want to bring your dog you can stay in a log cabin so we ended up booking that option.
The island is glorious with 3 fresh water lakes nestled in the middle of Puget Sound. The resort offers, hiking, fishing, swimming , paddle boats, row boats, and canoe rentals plus a bunch of other fun activities including games and crafts.
While there, we’ll cruise over for Whale watching which is one of the most popular pastimes in the San Juans. Resident killer whales (orcas) play in the waters off the west side (Lime Kiln) of San Juan Island providing a fulfilling experience for visitors watching from the shoreline or a boat.
Lime Kiln Point State Park on San Juan hosts the only whale watching park in the world. More than 100,000 people visit the site each year in hopes of catching a glimpse of the orcas,
There are three whale families that can be found right near the islands each summer. Their families are called pods and range in size from 17 whales in K-pod to more than 50 in L-pod.
Located on the north end of this island is Roche Harbor. My daughter boated there with some friends a couple summers ago and she really had the time of her life. It will be fun to check it out as a family this summer.