June 2-8, 2019
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
Bold Betties is heading to the San Juan Islands in Washington for a week of paddling fun! This adventure is perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers alike!
During this adventure you will journey through the dynamic landscape of the San Juans on sea kayak. You'll learn the fundamentals of kayaking, navigation, and camping, and you'll also gain confidence, self-worth, and long lasting friendships with like-minded people! This experience will be a catalyst for personal change and will serve you for years to come!
While no previous kayaking experience is required, those that will benefit most will arrive with a willingness to learn, enthusiasm for adventure, and love of new experiences. So basically, be your awesome Bold Betty self!
Every day will have you breaking camp in the mornings and carrying everything you need in your kayaks. You'll paddle in the sound to each destination and camp alongside the water's edge.
But you won't be doing this alone! You'll be paddling beside Bold Betties from all over the country who are committed to encouraging and supporting each other! You'll give more high fives than ever before and come away with brand new adventure buddies!
This adventure is an epic opportunity to head back home feeling accomplished and ready to take on the world!
Nestled between the three great cities of Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia, are the San Juan Islands. Encompassed by the waterways of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Rasario Strait, these islands are often referred to as the “Rain Shadow” of the Olympic Mountains, offering an average of 247 days of sunshine annually. With over 200 rocky, forested islands to explore, the area has become a world-renowned kayaking destination. These pristine waters are host to over 85 resident orca whales. Other treasured wildlife sightings may include minke whales, harbor and dall’s porpoises, seals, river otters, and a variety of birds including auklets and herons. The region also boasts the second-largest bald eagle breeding population in the continental United States. The temperate climate, marine wildlife, and dynamic shoreline make the San Juans a paddler’s dream.
Depart from Seattle
• Meet and stay at the Hilton Garden Inn and introduction to the group and your adventure.
Anacortes to Lopez Island
- Take an afternoon Ferry from Anacortes to Lopez Island.
- Arrive at our put in and begin our kayak lessons.
- Set out to our first camp.
Sea Kayaking Expedition around the San Juan Islands!
- Itinerary will be dependent on weather and tides.
- We will move camp each day.
- Day hikes, campfires, laughter, wildlife and more.
San Juan Islands to Seattle
• Departure back on the ferry returning to Anacortes.• Travel to hotel.
• Clean up at the hotel.
• Dinner Out.
Dates: June 2-8, 2019
Non-refundable deposit: $500
Cost: $2,130 for non-Affinity Members, $1,917 for Affinity Members
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*Cost is based on double occupancy for hotels and tents.
Single occupancy is an additional $258
- Expedition Food: healthy fresh food, veggies, fruits, nuts,
- Guide Services
- Camping Gear
- Kayaks: sturdy expedition single and double sea kayaks
What's NOT Included:
- Airfare/travel costs to Seattle
- Gratuity for guides
- Personal gear and clothing
$500 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.
***Minimum number of participants is 7. If we do not reach 7 participants, the adventure will be cancelled and all deposits will be refunded.***
If cancelled by March 15, trip is refundable (less $500 deposit)
If cancelled after March 15, trip is non-refundable.
Trip Insurance is HIGHLY recommended and encouraged! It is
While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons. You are solely responsible for arriving to the meeting place on time. In the event of a delay, it is up to you to make alternative arrangements. Any additional costs incurred is your responsibility. Refunds will not be given due to missed connections, canceled flights, weather, or any other delays or unforeseen circumstances. Allow yourself extra time to arrive safely to the meeting place so that everyone leaves on time. Please see the cancellation/refund policy.