The San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the north-west of the United States. They are part of the U.S. state of Washington. They consist of 172 islands. San Juan Island is the second-largest and most populous island . It is a combination of both hills and flat land. It has saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the region. Friday Harbor is the most important town in the island.
Washington State Ferries serves Friday Harbor on the east side of the Island . It is San Juan Island’s major population center, and the only town in the islands. The bustling Friday Harbor is a jackpot of restaurants and shops. Plus there are unique attractions like the 19-acre sculpture garden at Westcott Bay Reserve. Friday Harbor, a historic seaport, rises from the ferry landing and public marina to the town’s docks, parks, galleries, lodging facilities and business district.
Roche Harbor Village
Roche Harbor Village is on the north end of San Juan Island. It is another port of entry . 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.
Orcas Island Whale Watching
It is something you can’t miss. You can take a whale-watching cruise near Seattle and visit Orcas Island, part of the San Juan Islands. Moreover, during your trip you can experience nature with knowledgeable captains and naturalist guides. It is a fun trip for the whole family.
No experience needed to join any kayak tour. You will have the amazing opportunity to see San Juan Island from a unique perspective – your own personal kayak. It is great experience because you can see the giant kelp forests and plenty of beautiful mountain peaks from the water.