photo credit (right): Michael Bertrand
It's just a short 45 minute scenic seaplane flight to Friday Harbor Marina or Roche Harbor from Seattle's Lake Union, and just 35 minutes to Friday Harbor Airport from Seattle's Boeing Field. No long car rides, road detours or missed ferry connections. Kenmore Air is fast, convenient & stress-free!
Discovering something new around every bend in the road is easy on San Juan Island - an alpaca ranch, a sweeping valley dotted with cows or sheep, a terraced lavender farm, a vineyard with a tasting room located in a historic schoolhouse or a deep forest expanse giving way to the shining sea.
San Juan Island is also home to - some 90 Orca whales. The whales are usually in residence from the end of April until September, sometimes a bit longer depending on the weather. You can often see them from one of the many island’s shores however, to find one of the best vantage points head to the western side of the island to Lime Kiln Point State Park.
The historic town of Friday Harbor is compact, making it and the hub of the island easy to visit on foot. A delightful day can be spent leisurely strolling through art galleries, bookstores and antique shops with a restful stop for a cafe lunch overlooking the harbor.
It's never been easier to fly to Friday Harbor from Seattle and leave your car behind. There's also a new "RoundTowner" shuttle around Friday Harbor for only $3 per boarding. This service will operate as an "on-demand" taxi from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., between various locations, including Friday Harbor Airport. Call 360-298-4434 to be picked up on the next trip or just “flag down” the shuttle.
For more ideas read our blog "2 Days in Friday Harbor" or "2 Days in Roche Harbor". Or maybe you want to go on an escorted small-group day or overnight trip to explore and kayak around San Juan Island. Check out our "Soar & Explore" packages.
At historic Roche Harbor Resort on the north end of the island you’ll find several waterside eateries, a marina full of beautiful yachts, and local artisans’ booths in summer. Near the entrance to Roche Harbor you’ll find the Island’s Museum of Art Sculpture Park—where there are more than 100 sculptures in an open, 19-acre natural setting.
There are many fine San Juan island accomodations, including ten San Juan Island B&B’s offering a range of amenities that cater to couples, families and even Fido. Kenmore Air also offers exclusive savings to many San Juan Island hotels, lodges and bed & breakfasts.
While you’re here, why not consider some of the other great outdoor activities available on the island including sea kayaking, boating, beach combing, scuba diving and hiking at many locations throughout the island? Or come just for one of the many San Juan Island Festivals & Events.
For more information on the very best lodging, food, drink, activities, services and video cams on San Juan Island please visit www.Islandcam.com or www.sanjuanisland.com. Ready to fly to San Juan Island? Book online or call between 6am-7pm 866.435.9524
Whether you're planning to take a San Juan Island daytrip from Seattle or stay longer, Kenmore Air provides year-round daily scheduled seaplane flights between Seattle's Lake Union or Kenmore Air Harbor on Lake Washington and San Juan Island. We also offer daily flights on wheeled-aircraft between Seattle's Boeing Field and Friday Harbor Airport:
San Juan Island charter Service is also available year-round.