CAMP: San Juan County Park

If ever there was a popular campground, this is it. We stop here frequently while on San Juan Island because you can sometimes spot killer whales from the park in the summertime. (Lime Kiln State Park is the spot for whale watching and a short distance south of here). Campsites can be reserved for May – September […]

GO: San Juan Kayak Expeditions

Sponsored by San Juan Kayak Expeditions 745C  Tarabochia Ln. Friday Harbor WA 98250 map and directions phone: 360.378.4436 website: email: Description: Formed in 1980, San Juan Kayak Expeditions is the ORIGINAL sea kayaking outfitter in the San Juan Islands! Sea kayak with orca whales, stellar sea lions, river otters, porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and more! […]

Sea Kayaking the San Juan Islands with Outdoor Odysseys

Sponsored by Outdoor Odysseys 86 Cedar St Friday Harbor WA 98250 map and directions phone: 800.647.4621 website: email: Description: With 175-forested islands surrounded by crystal-green waters and snow-capped mountains, the San Juan Islands are an idyllic sea-kayaking destination. Most of our tours are conducted off the west side of San Juan Island – the prime area […]

San Juan Island Trip Guide

WHY GO Of the four ferry-served islands in the archipelago, San Juan Island is the most populated and tourist-friendly. It’s the only one that is truly easy to reach by ferry without your car–the ferry drops you off smack-dab in the middle of the town of Friday Harbor, which is the county seat, and offers […]

Romancing the Camel on San Juan Island

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Earthbox Inn is an Oasis on San Juan Island

I’ll happily pitch a tent almost anywhere when I am sleeping outside. But when it comes to indoor accommodations, I can be a hard person to please. Too many bed and breakfasts go crazy with floral prints, or cabin themes, or what have you. Go corporate and you can get stuck under a terrible watercolor […]

Chasing Summer on San Juan Island

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Doe Bay on Orcas Island Fits Every Budget

What can I possibly say about Orcas Island that hasn’t already been said? This pastoral island is patchworked with swatches of farmland and small island villages. The largest of the San Juan Islands, Orcas is about 60 square miles, but you can cover the main roads by car in just a few hours. That is, […]

Get on Island Time in the San Juans

The San Juan Islands are for making memories. Take me, just for instance. I got engaged there. It was at Madrona Point on Orcas Island, in the middle of a perfect sunny Saturday in March, and I said yes. And so memorable it was that we decided to go back to Orcas for our wedding […]