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Mt Rainier or San Juan Island Whale Watching Day Trip?

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Mt Rainier or San Juan Island Whale Watching Day Trip?

I'm going to be hiking in the Olympic Peninsula for 6 days in late July. I have an extra day and a half to sightsee in Seattle before my hiking trip begins. I will be staying in downtown Seattle for 2-nights and I'm trying to plan my itinerary. I'm considering a day trip from Seattle to Mt. Rainier or a day trip from Seattle to San Juan islands for whale watching. I'm leaning toward the whale watching trip since I will already be spending time hiking in Olympic National Park and I'm thinking visiting Mt. Rainier Natlional Park may be somewhat similiar. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Mt Rainier or San Juan Island Whale Watching Day Trip?

If you want to go whale watching, head out to the peninsula a day early and go from Port Townsend.

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2. Re: Mt Rainier or San Juan Island Whale Watching Day Trip?

I agree with Ainwa. Kill two birds with one stone on the Olympic Peninsula and save your extra day for Mt. Rainier, which really looks nothing like the Olympic Mountains. You will get the best of everything.

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3. Re: Mt Rainier or San Juan Island Whale Watching Day Trip?

Ditto. Besides trying to do a daytrip to the San Juan's and whale watching makes for a long day.

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4. Re: Mt Rainier or San Juan Island Whale Watching Day Trip?

Thank you! I appreciate the advice!

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