San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

Enjoy Orca whale watching from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, WA

Enjoy Friday Harbor

A few featured spots where we like to eat, sleep and be merry!


Friday Harbor House – Great rooms with wonderful harbor views, jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Delicious continental breakfasts, lunches (seasonal) and dinners in their restaurant. Only steps away from our whale watch boat.

Island Inn at 123 West – Awesome, European-style accommodations with fabulous views of the harbor. Larger units have kitchens. Only steps away from our whale watch boat.

Friday Harbor Suites – Located a half mile from the ferry dock and downtown Friday Harbor, this all-suites hotel is a relaxing retreat.

The Orca Inn – “Spend a night… not a fortune.” This is not a five-star hotel, but it’s clean, the rooms have their own bathrooms, and the price is right.  Located about a half mile from our whale watching boat.

Discovery Inn – This “Island Casual” inn is newly redecorated and is located next door to the library. It’s located about a half mile from our whale watching boat.


Friday Harbor House Restaurant – This restaurant produces some of the best food on the island, including amazing clam chowder, using fresh, local ingredients. Fantastic harbor views from high up on the bluff.

Cask & Schooner – Inside, the interior is very nautical, it’s like dining on a schooner. This place has high-end pub food, with a little bit of English influence, like bangers and mash to fresh seafood dishes.

Tops’l Seafood and Sushi – They are proud to provide the very finest and freshest sushi and seafood possible. Located above Cask & Schooner overlooking the harbor.

Vinny’s Ristorante – Located on the corner of Spring and West St., Vinny’s Ristorante is a casual, elegant restaurant offering gourmet Pacific Northwest seafood and steak, and Italian specialties.

Getting Here

Getting here is half the fun! San Juan Island is among the world’s hottest destinations — the BEST place to see orca whales in the wild. Let us help you find your way!

Airport Shuttle Services

Island Airporter San Juan Island’s only scheduled ground service to and from Sea-Tac Airport.

Bellair Airporter Shuttle – The car-free, care-free ride to and from Sea-Tac Airport & downtown Seattle. Great for intercity travel, too. Serving the Anacortes ferry terminal to and from Sea-Tac Airport.

Is flying over one of the most scenic places on earth on your bucket list? Get here by plane!

Kenmore Air –  It’s just a short 30-45 minute scenic seaplane flight to the San Juan Islands from Seattle’s Lake Union (depending on the number of stops), and just 35 minutes from Boeing Field on their wheeled aircraft.

Friday Harbor Seaplanes

San Juan Airlines

Washington State Ferries

Just 90 miles north of Seattle (Exit 230 off I-5) you’ll find the Washington State Ferry Terminal in the town of Anacortes. Reservations are recommended, especially from May through September and on holiday weekends. Click here to make a reservation now. Call our office with any questions, 360-298-0012.

Tip: If you’re just coming for a day or two, you can leave your vehicle at the Anacortes Washington State Ferry Terminal (for a fee) and walk on the ferry to save time and money.

Once you arrive in Friday Harbor, you’ll find our vessel “Tokitae in the harbor on the left side of Spring Street Landing (look for the big clock and green roof on the building at the end of the dock), just steps from where the ferries and float planes land.  (As you’re arriving on the ferry, look to the right and you’ll see them.) “Tokitae” is an aluminum beach-landing vessel.

Events and Culture

Did you know…. San Juan Island has been gaining a lot of fame in recent years, in the United States and beyond. This year, the islands were named #2 best destination in North America by Travel and Leisure, #3 in Top 10 best destinations in the U.S. by Lonely Planet, and the top island in the nation for 4th of July celebrations!

Fourth of July Fireworks over Friday Harbor

Pelindaba Lavender Festival – July

San Juan County Fair – August

Our Famous Marimba Band – Summer, in the park by the harbor

Music on the Lawn, Free Concert Series – Summer, at the historical museum

Savor the San Juans – Fall food, farms & films

Friday Harbor Christmas

Other Activities

San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking Tours and Rentals

Kayak the San Juan Islands of Washington State with the area’s original sea kayaking outfitter.

Island Bicycles

Island Bicycles specializes in fast repairs, quality service, and rents high-quality bicycles for self-directed cycle touring and sight-seeing.


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