San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, Washington
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About The San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are accessible to the public by water and air. The most common means of travel is by Washington State Ferry. See our directions page (click here) for more information.

On the east side of San Juan Island is the town of Friday Harbor, also the San Juan County Seat. Friday Harbor, a historic seaport, rises from the ferry landing and public marina where it is an easy stroll to the town's docks, parks, restaurants, shops, galleries, lodging facilities and business district.

On the north end of San Juan Island is another port of entry known as Roche Harbor Village. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Sites and is approximately ten miles from Friday Harbor. Roche Harbor has beautiful Victorian gardens, an airstrip, marina, lodging, grocery store, restaurants, sculpture park, shopping, water activities and local artists booths.

While visiting San Juan Island be sure to make a trip to one of our many beaches, hiking trails and great parks. For a complete list of parks click here.

​San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month

All Aboard Sailing

​​ I first came to Friday Harbor driving a school bus with the display of a one-mile-long patchwork banner. The banner made by kids from around the world called for the release from Sea World of the Northern Resident captive orca Corky. The County Fair was the last stop in our tour so I stayed here working with friend Ben White and the Natural Guard Tree Company. Settling into island life I trained with our local San Juan Fire and Rescue, with the EMS and Island Air Ambulance.

​We began in earnest last year as a team taking folks on day sails around the San Juan Islands and North into Canadian waters: sightseeing educational family adventures. It’s been more successful than we imagined, giving people experiences and memories sailing with the winds and currents witnessing the intricate web of marine life and marine mammal cultures with which we share these islands. We’ve made the life we wanted, sharing our love of the ocean, our fascination with whale culture and contributing to motivate the steps needing to be taken to increase their chance of survival. It’s very satisfying to have a job where our clients thank us saying “This is the best day of my life”, “That was Epic!”, “I’ll remember this day forever”. Our web site includes a photo diary of our trips and we like to send our passengers a photographic record of their day. We look forward to more interaction and co-operation with the chambers members as we go into our next season. “
Capt. David Howitt 360 298-1918
Sailing Vessel PENIEL - Spring Street Landing, Friday Harbor/685 Spring Street, #2020, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA

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