San Juan Island Activities

Experience the Islands


Bicycle Adventures: San Juan Islands Tours
Phone: 1(800) 443-6060 or (360) 786-0989
Offers bicycling, hiking, and multisport vacations throughout the San Juan Islands.

Island Bicycles
380 Argyle Ave., 3 blocks (5 min.walk) from the Ferry
Phone: (360) 378-4941
Rent a bike from Paul during your visit! They also offer repairs, and sales.

Susie’s Mopeds
125 Nichols, Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor
(located at the resort entrance)
Phone: (360) 378-5244
Moped, Car, and ScootCar Rentals

TerraTrek Premier Bicycle and Multi-Sport Vacation
Phone: 1(888) 441-2433
Enjoy bicycling, hiking, sea kayaking, and whale watching.

Boating and Kayaking

Crystal Seas Kayaking
Phone: 1(877) SEAS-877 or 360-378-4223
Offers 3 hour, day, and multiple day tours in the San Juan Islands with naturalist guides. See whales, eagles, seals and more. No experience required.

Discovery Sea Kayak
Phone: (360) 378-2559
Offers trips that meet individual needs and abilities. They provide all necessary gear, equipment and instruction.

North Shore Charters
Phone: (360) 376-4855
Exclusive boat trips to Sucia, Matia, and Patos Island state parks for hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, or just a relaxing picnic with the family.

Outdoor Odysseys: Kayaking in the San Juans
86 Cedar Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98125
Phone: (360) 378-3533 or 1(800) 647-4621
Offers quality hand-crafted kayak tours. Outdoor Odysseys features personable naturalist/guides, small groups, and Dutch-oven cookery on their overnight tours.

San Juan Classic Day Sailing
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: (360) 378-6700

Offers 3 hour, 1/2 day and full day sailing charters, sailing to and from many of the islands that make up the San Juan Archipelago while providing knowledge of local wildlife, weather phenomenons, and historical island lore along the way.

San Juan Excursions
Phone: 1(800) 80-WHALE
Orca Whale Watching, Sea Kayaking & Birding-Friday Harbor & Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. Kayak Tours: 3 hour Wildlife.

San Juan Island Outfitters
Phone: 1(866) 810-1483 or (360) 378-1962
Whale watch, kayak, and adventure tours for groups small and large, families, and independent travelers.

San Juan Kayak Expeditions
Phone: 360-378-4436
Over 32 years of experience in guided tours of the marine life in the San Juan Islands. Offering guided tours, boat and kayak rentals and more.

San Juan Safaris
Phone: 1(800) 450-6858 or (360) 378-1323
Whale watching, sea kayaking, and kayak rentals. Departing from Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor. Five-hour Orca search by kayak.

Sea Quest Kayak Expeditions
Phone: 1(888) 589-4253
Take a tour with a biologist who will guide you on a kayak quest for whales. Offers everything from day tours to five-day camping trips.

Victoria Clipper
Phone: 800.888.2535
Passenger-only ferry service with seasonal daily departures to the San Juan Islands
View Schedule


San Juan Island Golf Club
806 Golf Course R
Friday Harbor, WA
Phone: (360) 378-2254
A 9-hole golf-course with alternate tees for the back 9 holes. Also features a restaurant, banquet facilities, and pro-shop.


The Whale Museum
62 First St. N
Friday Harbor, WA
Phone: (360) 378-4710
Located in the heart of Friday Harbor, the Museum is popular destination for visitors and researchers.

The Whale Museum Store
Phone: (360) 378-4710, ext. 30
Drop by this friendly store to check out gifts, books, clothes, educational toys, and all things whale-related. Proceeds directly benefit whale education & research.

Outdoor Adventure

Phone: (800) 462-2848 or 1 (510) 527-1555
Backroads is the world's number one active travel company, passionately creating the very best biking, walking, multisport, and family trips around the world. They believe there is no better way to immerse yourself in local life than to travel under your own power. Check out their San Juan Islands Bike Tour for a unique perspective of island life in the Pacific Northwest.

Pelindaba Lavender
Phone: (360) 378-4248
Pelindaba Lavender is a premier grower of lavender plants, distiller of lavender essential oils and handcrafter of lavender products. Visit their Lavender Farm where you can take a walk through the fields, explore the handcrafted products, take a craft workshop, or go home with your own lavender plants and bouquets.

Classic Journeys Cultural Walking Adventures
Phone: (858) 454-5004
Classic Journeys offers creative walking tours with sophisticated gusto. They approach a region with total enthusiasm for its people and culture and offer moderate walking in small groups with generous, up-close exposure to local life including culinary adventures.

Evergreen Escapes
For a truly unique and authentic Pacific Northwest adventure-designed specifically for corporate groups, families or individuals, please contact Evergreen Escapes! Their Escape Artists will be happy to provide a tailor made, memorable and responsible NW escape or experience for you and your group via responsible biofueled 4WD Jeeps or Mercedes Vans! To arrange your Friday Harbor House Escape package, corporate retreat or team building experience, please visit their website.

Zip San Juan
(360) 378-5947
Enjoy a fun filled experience zipping across 8 cables of various heights and lengths that take you soaring through forests, across a wildlife inhabited lake, and over a natural wetlands area.

Parks and Recreation

Hiking Trails on the Island
Cannery Landing
Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA
Phone: 1(800) 887-8387 or (360) 378-8887
A beginner's guide to the easy-to-find and easy-to-enjoy hikes on the island. (Presented by San Juan Transit).

San Juan Island National Historical Park
Phone: (360) 378-2902
Two national parks on San Juan Island including British Camp (sometimes called English Camp) and American Camp. This site explains how war in 1859 between the US and Britain was avoided.

Westcott Bay Institute & Reserve
Phone: (360) 370-5050
A sculpture park which boasts a rotating exhibit of over 50 sculptures placed in an open 19 acre setting, combining art and nature. And The Island Museum of Art in Friday Harbor.


San Juan Transit
Cannery Landing
Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA
Phone: 1(800) 887-8387 or (360) 378-8887
Transit Service, Tours, Charters and Other Fun Activities.

Whale Watching

San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours
Phone: (360) 298-0012
Capt. Hobbes Buchanan:
Enjoy a six-passenger, personalized whale & wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Join Captain Hobbes, who grew up on the water in England, and has been operating whale watching tours and passenger vessels in the San Juan Islands for over a decade. Come aboard "Natsilane," named after an Orca Whale legend, a 30' Albin Fast Express Cruiser, and enjoy a comfortable heated cabin, with indoor and outdoor seating, restroom and snack bar.

Maya's Whale Watch Charters
Phone: (360) 378-7996
An intimate Orca whale watching tour in the pristine, wildlife rich waters of the San Juan Islands with naturalist and retired school teacher, Captain Jim.

San Juan Island Outfitters
Phone: 1(866) 810-1483 or (360) 378-1962
Whale watching, kayak, and adventure tours for groups small and large, families, and independent travelers.

San Juan Safaris
Phone: 1(800) 450-6858 or (360) 378-1323
Orca Whale Watching Tours, Wildlife Tours and Private Charters departing from Friday Harbor.

San Juan Excursions
Phone: 1(800) 80-WHALE
Orca Whale Watching, Sea Kayaking & Birding-Friday Harbor & Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. Kayak Tours: 3 hour Wildlife.

Western Prince Cruises
Phone: 1(800) 757-6722 or (360) 378-5315
The first company in the islands to specialize in Whale and Wildlife Cruises. Narrated by a full-time naturalist.

Wine and Art

Roche Harbor Village
Visit an 18-acre sculpture garden of original works, artist booths, walk the docks and see 100's of boats, eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at the restaurants, grab a latte or ice cream cone, shop in one of the three boutiques and more.

San Juan Vineyards
3136 Roche Harbor Road
Phone: (360) 378-WINE (9463)
San Juan Island's only commercial winery and vineyard features many award-winning wines and offers free tastings. A gift shop is located in the tasting room and offers a nice selection of wine-related items.

Relax, Refresh, and Save

While we work to refresh our guestrooms, look forward to 25% off the Best Available Rate through March.

Romance Rendezvous

Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with a scenic seaplane ride, custom five-course dinner for two, massages and more.

Brunch on the Bluff

Friday Harbor House is now serving brunch! Join us for favorites like Smashed Avocado Toast and Benton's Benedict.

Valentine's Day Dinner

Enjoy a champagne toast and five courses of scintillating cuisine inspired by the flavors of love and natural aphrodisiacs.

Island residents enjoy 10% off Sunday through Thursday.
Call 360.378.8455 for reservations.