The San Juan Islands, located between three Pacific Northwest cities, invite you to visit a truly spectacular place that has an economy that is mostly dependent on tourism. San Juan is an important tourist destination, with sea kayaking and orca whale-watching being the two of the primary attractions being offered.
The major establishment in the San-Juan Islands is Friday Harbor. The other famous establishment resorts are the village of Roche Harbor that is located on the northwest side of the island and Orcas Island.
Friday Harbor is the walkable hub of San Juan Island. The best places to visit in this side of the island are the whale museum, the San Juan Historical Society and Museum, San Juan Islands Museum of Art and San Juan Community Theatre.
Scenic byway routes take you through rolling farmlands, along stunning coastlines and past some of the main attractions on the San Juan Islands such as Cattle Point Light House, English Camp and San Juan Vineyards. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, then you can go on a whale and wildlife watching tour. Friday Harbor also offers kayak tour, as well as hiking and biking.
Roche Harbor has the famous National Historical Park, which recalls the history of early European settlement in the area. Whale Museum, Sculpture Park and Lime Kiln Park are some of the other attractions of these islands, which offer a mesmerizing view as well as spectacular marine life.
Turtleback Farm Inn, located on Orcas Island is home to a wide variety of plant life and magnificent wildlife, whales, seals, etc. The Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island is by far the most popular and scenic way to get to the island and th
e only way to get there by car.
San Juan Islands hold a great promise of turning your journey into an unforgettable experience.