You've made the journey all the way to Seattle for PAPS 50th meeting, now you are going a little further to see the place where it all began at the Rosario Resort on Orcas Island, enjoy an amazing dinner and champagne toast, AND see bald eagles, sea otter, and go on an incredible whale watching excursion! Did you want to stay at Rosario Resort for a night or two? Here's how!
The PAPS 50th Return to Rosario Excursion is a half day trip which extends into the evening and will begin immediately after the PAPS meeting concludes on Thursday, June 1st, aboard the Victoria Clipper III departing at 12:00 noon from Seattle Pier 69 (across the street from the Marriott). Along the way, you will see the amazing natural beauty of Puget Sound with sea otters, bald eagles, and the incredible Orcas (killer whales)! After the whale watching, we will journey to Rosario Resort, the site of the very first PAPS meeting, for a special 50th Anniversary dinner and Champagne Toast. There you can tour the famous Moran Mansion constructed by famed shipbuilder Robert Moran. A special organ concert is planned for us with the famous pipe organ that still haunts the conservatory of the Moran Estate! Reservations for the Return to Rosario Excursion aboard the Victoria Clipper III is $200 per person and includes round trip boat transportation to Rosario Resort on June 1st aboard the Victoria Clipper III, whale watching and sightseeing, lunch, and a full dinner with Champagne Toast. Please book your PAPS 50th RETURN to ROSARIO Excursion with Whale Watching using the buttons at the bottom of this page.
Did you want to stay at the Rosario Resort? One option is to return to Seattle aboard the Victoria Clipper III after our June 1st celebration dinner for a beautiful sunset cruise (this option is already included in your Rosario excursion ticket). But you also have the option to stay at the Rosario Resort (this option is not included in your Rosario excursion ticket)! This option is highly recommended and one of my favorite places in the San Juan Islands. Keep reading if you want this option!
THIS NEXT SECTION IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO WISH TO STAY OVERNIGHT IN ROSARIO:
If you elect to skip the returning Clipper ride back to Seattle and instead stay at the Rosario Resort, all you have to do is arrange two simple things:
- 1) Hotel reservations at the Rosario Resort
- 2) An alternative return to Seattle.
RESERVATIONS for the PAPS 50th Return to Rosario Whale Watching and Dinner Excursion aboard the Victoria Clipper III, use the BLUE Buy Now button below!
Limit of 200 people! (As of 3-1-2017, we have 111 of 200 reservations taken)
FOR FINAL PAYMENT ON PREVIOUSLY MADE RETURN TO ROSARIO RESERVATIONS: If you already made a $75 down payment (per person), then your final payment can be made here using the GOLD Buy Now button below. Final payment of $125 (per person) is due by April 30th or your reservation will be offered to another guest!