Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Puget Sound Cruise
Departing from Seattle, WA

Enjoy an 8-day cruise where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea to form the stunning Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago. Experience the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer with the help of our expert guides who lead you on fascinating shore excursions to the beautiful Butchart Gardens and on a whale watching excursions from Friday Harbor.

Enjoy fine wines from local vineyards on your private balcony and keep an eye out for “Spirit”, the Orca whale we adopted last year.

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Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruise Map The vivacity of Seattle makes it a perfect place to begin your cruise and introduce you to the Northwest. From Seattle, we set out harbor hopping through Puget Sound, visiting all of the most popular towns in the region.

Cruise Highlights

 Seattle, WA

 Anacortes, WA

 Friday Harbor, WA

Vitctoria, BC

 Port Angeles, WA

 Port Townsend, WA

 Poulsbo, WA

Day 1
Seattle, WA

Seattle Washington

Arrive early in Seattle and spend the day exploring local attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. In the afternoon your cruise on Puget Sound begins as we set out across the clear blue water. The week will be filled with opportunities for whale watching, but this is a great time to get your first few sightings.


Day 2
Anacortes, WA

Anacortes, WA Cruise Destination

Anacortes is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest. See the pass from the water, or explore on easy walking trails along the shoreline. Leave some time to explore the town, just a few steps from our dock. After dinner, the Fidalgo Swing Band will join us for an evening of swing in the main lounge.


Day 3
Cruising the San Juan Islands

Your cruise is as much about the journey as it is about each place we visit. Today is a day to revel in the scenery as we make our way through the San Juan Islands. As we travel whales, eagles, and seals will be set to the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Our onboard expert will point out wildlife as we cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.


Day 4
Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbor Cruises

Friday Harbor is a beautiful, walkable seaport with small shops and turn of-the-century buildings. Experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum or the Whale Museum. At the whale museum you can learn about Spirit, the Orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on Puget Sound.


Day 5
Victoria, BC / Port Angeles, WA

The only Canadian town on our cruise is Victoria. It’s a wonderful place to spend a day on a guided tour through the magnificent Butchart gardens and lively waterfront. The tour begins from our berth in Port Angeles, a town that includes a tour to Hurricane Ridge with vast views over the Strait of Juan de Fuca and deep into the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.


Day 6
Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend is a charming town with a fascinating past. Beautifully restored Victorian architecture is now home to small museums, galleries, and shops. In the evening, members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will be aboard for a night of dramatic classical music.


Day 7
Poulsbo, WA

Cruise to Poulsbo, WA

Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. It is a great place to visit for the history, scenery, and lively downtown. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where there is a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.


Day 8
Seattle, WA

Seattle Cruises

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the skyline of the city draws nearer. Once we arrive, make the most of you time in Seattle with a tour, or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.



Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
Aug 13, 2016 7 Seattle, WA American Spirit reserve now
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American Spirit

A small ship cruise on the modern American Spirit is for the traveler who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests find that fellow travelers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious rooms onboard.  

  • Rate Schedule Per Person:  7 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $7,075
  • AAC w/ Balcony $5,490
  • AAL w/ Balcony $4,950
  • AA $4,635
  • A $4,100
  • Single w/ Balcony $5,525

Rates subject to change



Theme Cruises on Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

 

Whales and Wildlife Cruises  - August 20, 2016

 

Take the cruise of a lifetime when you journey through the amazing wildlife habitat of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. A protected waterway, this region is home to many majestic creatures including Orcas, Humpback whales, brown bears, grey wolves and bald eagles.

 

Jazz Saxaphone

Puget Sound Jazz Cruises  - October 15 and 29 2016

 

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the region while learning more about the thriving Jazz music scene. The Puget Sound Jazz Festival cruise celebrates the emerging sounds in the world of jazz as our guides visit festivals that support the creativity of local Jazz artists while honoring the refined masters who create new music every day. Styles include Classic Jazz, Dixieland, Ragtime, Chicago Jazz, West Coast Revival, and San Francisco style.

 

Puget Sound Food & Wine Cruise  - April 29, 2017

 

The Pacific Northwest is known worldwide for its delicious seafood and local wines. This eight day journey will showcase the ways in which the local cuisine pairs with wine varieties of the Northwest, providing priceless experiences and information for food and wine enthusiasts alike. Savor fresh Pacific Northwest salmon and work one-on-one with our onboard expert to find the perfect complimentary local wines.

 

Puget Sound Tulip Festival Cruise - April 15 and 22, 2017

 

Springtime in the Pacific Northwest is a wonderful time with one of the most magnificent floral displays in the US. Join us for an unforgettable Puget Sound cruise during the height of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Admire the vibrant, vast tulip and daffodil fields on a leisurely stroll, chat with master growers and learn some tips you can bring to your own garden.

 


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