small ship adventure cruises®

Contact Sunstone Tours & Cruises Toll-Free
1-888-815-5428
or contact us via e-mail
Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

Ask about our Current Savings and our celebrated Seattle Pre-Cruise Package which includes a premium hotel stay, city tour and transportation to the ship.

Special Offer

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Seattle, Washington

From: $4,100

Season: April - May, September - October

Activities: Scenery, Wildlife

Book this Trip › or call us toll-free 1-888-815-5428

American Cruise Lines

The Pacific Northwest is world renowned for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife.

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago. Cruise the clear blue waters to picturesque historic seaside towns such as La Conner where you can partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting. As you journey through the San Juan Islands you will witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region on our customized shore excursions to Butchart Gardens with its flower-adorned archways and Olympic National Park where you’ll witness breathtaking vistas. Learn about the cultural influences of both the Norwegians and the Suquamish tribe from the American Cruise Line onboard historians and local expert guides. On your private balcony, you can sip fine wines from local vineyards, while keeping an eye out for “Spirit,” the Orca whale we adopted last year.

Traveling with American Cruise Lines is a wonderful experience with a crew of such caring, kind, and friendly people consistently working to give you an enjoyable trip.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Seattle, WA

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 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 visit 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 destination. 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 adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. You can listen to our onboard expert 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 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, Victoria is 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, continuing to Hurricane Ridge with vast views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.

Day 6 - 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

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

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the famous 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.

Dates & Rates

Ask about our Current Savings and our celebrated Seattle Pre-Cruise Package which includes a premium hotel stay, city tour and transportation to the ship.

Special Offer
Date Ship A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony
May 27, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Jun 3, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Aug 12, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Aug 19, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Aug 26, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 2, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 9, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 16, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 23, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 30, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 7, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 14, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 21, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 28, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 4, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 11, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 18, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 25, 2017 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Mar 17, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Mar 24, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Mar 31, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Apr 7, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Apr 14, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Apr 21, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Apr 28, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
May 5, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
May 12, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
May 19, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
May 26, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Jun 2, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 1, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 8, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 15, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 22, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Sep 29, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 6, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 13, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 20, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Oct 27, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 3, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 10, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 17, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525
Nov 24, 2018 American Spirit $4,100 $4,635 $4,950 $5,490 $7,075 $5,525

*Private Balcony
¹6 Night sailings
All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Itineraries, rates, and ships are subject to change without notice. A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and $900.00 per person on trips of 10 nights or more.
Single Occupancy: One person occupying a double stateroom will be charged 150% or 175% of the double occupancy depending on the type of stateroom occupied.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Cruise and accommodations aboard ship.
  • Meals and snacks onboard ship
  • Complimentary cocktail parties
  • All entertainment.

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to and from your home city
  • Shore tours.
  • Port charges and/or fees
  • Gratituities
  • Fuel charges (if applied to future cruises)

Map

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

Ships

American Spirit

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 the magnificent East Coast, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most fascinating places 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 huge public spaces onboard.

View ship details...

Related Video