Getting to the San Juan Islands is beautiful and relatively easy. The information below provides some detailed information on getting here. Feel free to contact us if you need any help with your travel plans.
We will start on San Juan Island (Friday Harbor, WA) and end on San Juan Island, Orcas Island or Lopez Island; depending on the length of your trip. We will meet you at our shop in Friday Harbor on the first day of your trip. At the end of your trip we will drop you off at the ferry terminal, your island hotel, or local island airport depending upon your mode of transportation. If you have any questions, just ask us.
Meeting Time: We meet up between 10:00am and 11:00am depending on ferry schedules and flight schedules. Our meeting point is at our shop, located at 40 Spring Street in downtown Friday Harbor, just 1/2 block from the ferry terminal. If you have any questions, just ask us.
Departing Location: Washington State Ferry Terminal in Friday Harbor , the Friday Harbor Airport or the Port of Friday Harbor depending on your choice of transportation.
Departing time: Approximately 3:00pm-5:00pm.
We will meet you at our shop in downtown Friday Harbor so all you have to do is get here! The most common ways to get to Friday Harbor from the Seattle area are:
Drive your own car, a rental or take the Airporter Shuttle to Anacortes (about 2 hours from Seattle and then walk-on (highly recommended - no ferry lines) or drive-on the Washington State Ferry to Friday Harbor (just over 1 hour). As of January 5th 2015 the Washington State Ferry system accepts reservations. Reservations are highly recommended if you plan on bringing your vehicle to the islands. Visit this website to make ferry reservations. Reservations are not required if you plan on leaving your car in Anacortes and "walking on" the ferry.
Board the Victoria Clipper as a walk-on from downtown Seattle and get off in Friday Harbor (about 3-3.5 hours).
Take a 40 minute flight to Friday Harbor with Friday Harbor Seaplanes ( from Renton ) or Kenmore Air ( from downtown Seattle or SeaTac International Airport ).back to top
Head north on I-5 just past Mt. Vernon. Take exit 230, (Highway 20) westbound to Anacortes-San Juan Ferry. Follow "Anacortes-San Juan Ferry" signs. Drive through Anacortes and turn left at the light next to Safeway. Continue on this road until you come to the Washington State Ferry terminal. Park your car at the terminal and walk-on as a foot passenger or drive-on with your car. If you plan to drive on the ferry you should arrive at the ferry terminal 90 minutes to 2 hours in advance depending on the day.(Total Drive Time from 2 hours). We plan our kayak tours around the ferry schedule.back to top
Head south on I-5 until Burlington, if you reach Mt. Vernon you have gone to far. Take exit 230, (Highway 20) westbound to Anacortes-San Juan Ferry. Follow "Anacortes-San Juan Ferry" signs. Drive through Anacortes and turn left at light at Safeway. Continue on this road until you come to the Washington State Ferry terminal. Park your car at the terminal and walk-on as a foot passenger or drive-on with your car. You will be kayaking Washington State so you will not need a passport. If you plan to drive on the ferry you should arrive at the ferry terminal 90 minutes to 3 hours in advance depending on the day. Total Drive Time from Bellingham: 1 hour. Total Drive Time from Vancouver, B.C.: 2 hours plus border crossing time of 30 min.- 1 hourback to top
Gray Line - (800) 426-7532 ...bus service from downtown Seattle to Anacortes. Then you take the Washington State Ferry to San Juan Island where you will find your kayaking Washington tour.back to top
Airporter Shuttle - (800) 448-8443 ...scheduled shuttle service from the Seattle airport to Anacortes.
Bellair Shuttle - (800) 235-5247 ...chartered shuttle service from the airport to Anacortes.
Via the land to Sidney, B.C....
Gray Line - (800) 426-7532 ...bus service from downtown Victoria, B.C.
Washington State Ferries - (800) 84-FERRY or (206)464-6400 ...the main access for foot-passengers, bicycles, cars, boats, motor homes. This is the most common way to get to your San Juan Island sea kayaking adventure.back to top
Victoria Clipper (San Juan Explorer) - (800) 888-2535 ...foot-passenger only ferry.back to top
San Juan Island Shuttle Express - (360) 671-1137 ...seasonal foot-passenger only ferry.back to top
Mosquito Fleet - (206) 787-6400 ...seasonal foot-passenger only ferry.
Puget Sound Express - (360) 385-5288 ...seasonal foot-passenger only ferry.back to top
Washington State Ferries - (800) 84-FERRY or (206)464-6400 ...the main access for foot-passengers, bicycles, cars, boats, motor homes...back to top
Victoria Clipper (San Juan Explorer) - (800) 888-2535 or (206) 448-5000 or (250) 382-8100back to top
Friday Harbor Seaplanes - (425) 277-1590 ... Departing from South Lake Washington in Renton; Friday Harbor Seaplanes provides scheduled and charter seaplane flights to and from Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, the San Juan Islands and Seattle. Whether you are going to enjoy a whale watching or kayaking tour or just itching to get up to the islands for a day trip or overnight adventure, getting to San Juan Island has never been easier and more affordable from Seattle.
Kenmore Air - (800) 543-9595 ...float plane service from Lake Union and Lake Washington in the Seattle area
San Juan Airlines - 800-874-4434 ...float plane and regular service near Sea-Tac International Airport. If you do not want to rent a car, this is a common way to get to your kayaking vacation.back to top
1870 Lampard Vacation Rental http://www.1870lampard.com (360) 378-6144
Argyle House Bed & Breakfast www.argylehouse.net 360-378-4084
Best Western Friday Harbor Suites www.fridayharborsuites.com 360-378-3031
Blair House Bed & Breakfast www.fridayharborlodging.com 360-472-1062
Bird Rock Hotel http://www.birdrockhotel.com 360-378-5848
Discovery Inn www.discovery-inn.com 360-378-2000
Dragonfly Inn www.thedragonflyinn.com 360-378-4287
Earthbox Motel & Spa www.earthboxmotel.com 360-378-4000
Friday Harbor House www.fridayharborhouse.com 360-378-8455
Friday Harbor Lights www.fridayharborlights.com 360-378-4317
Harrison House Suites B&B www.harrisonhousesuites.com 360-378-3587
Highland Inn www.highlandinn.com 360-378-9450
Hillside House www.hillsidehouse.com 360-378-4730
Inn To The Woods Bed & Breakfast www.inntothewoods.com 360-378-3367
The Island Inn at 123 West Friday Harbor 360 378 4400
Juniper Lane Guest House www.juniperlaneguesthouse.com 360-378-7761
Kirk House www.kirkhouse.net 360-378-3757
Lakedale Resort www.lakedale.com 360-378-2350
Lonesome Cove Resort www.lonesomecove.com 360-378-4477
Marina Inn Hotel Anacortes www.MarinaInnWa.com 800-231-5198
Nichols Street Suites www.lodging-fridayharbor.com 360-378-2638
Olympic Lights www.olympiclights.com 360-378-3186
The Orca Inn orcainnwa.com 360-378-2724
Snug Harbor Resort www.snugresort.com 360-378-4762
Tucker House B & B, with Cottages www.tuckerhouse.com 360-378-2783
Trumpeter Inn www.trumpeterinn.com 360-378-3884
Wharfside B&B www.slowseason.com 360-378-5661
Wayfarer's Rest www.rockisland.com/~wayfarersrest 360-378-6428back to top
San Juan Excursions - Whale & Wildlife Cruises aboard the classic yacht 'Odyssey' - www.watchwhales.com 360-378-6636
Susie's Moped Rentals www.susiesmopeds.com 360-378-5244
Island Bicycles www.islandbicycles.com 360-378-4941
The Whale Museum www.whalemuseum.org 360-378-4710
San Juan Vineyards www.sanjuanvineyards.com 360-378-9463back to top
Chris Spaulding San Juan Islands Real Estateback to top
Backdoor Kitchen www.backdoorkitchen.com 360-378-9540
Coho Restaurant www.cohorestaurant.com 360-378-6330
Downriggers www.downriggerssanjuan.com 360-378-2700
Duck Soup Inn www.ducksoupinn.com 360-378-4878
Friday Harbor House www.fridayharborhouse.com 360-378-8455
Vinny's Ristorante www.vinnysfridayharbor.com/ 360-378-1934back to top
Dan Levin Originals www.heartoftheislands.com 360-378-205l
Funk & Junk Antiques www.rockisland.com/~funkon 360-378-2638
The Garuda & I www.thegarudaandi.com 360-378-3733
Griffin Bay Bookstore www.griffinbaybook.com 360-378-5511
Island Wine 360-378-3229
Nash Brothers Sporting Goods 360-378-6271
Second Act 360-378-3828
Serendipity: The Used Book Place 360-378-2665
The Toy Box 360-378-8889
Lorne Paulson Construction - www.lornepaulsonconstruction.com 360-298-0690back to top