The San Juan Islands lie in the Puget Sound of Washington, almost at the border of Canada. Twice this summer I got to sea kayak for 3 days in the islands. We camped on several islands and even spotted a few orcas across a channel from kayak! I was expecting the islands to be over run with tourists (kind of like Cape Cod) but it’s not at all! Sure there were a lot of people in Friday Harbor, but once we got on the water we had plenty of time away from the crowds. I wish we could have spent more nights camping out; I’d definitely like to go back next year for a more extended trip!