Restaurants & Activities
Rise and Shine
Rocky Bay Café360-378-5051
Breakfast and lunch most days. Yup, that really is the line for the restaurant. Breakfast and lunch done the way you'd expect. Be a local and tell 'em we sent you.
Breakfast and lunch most days. Grab a latte, spot of tea, a meal or a scone. Great spot tucked away off the main street with plenty of elbow room in and out.
Churchill Coffee House360-378-2772
Breakfast and lunch most days. Just behind the ferry lines; nice atmosphere with all the coffee, baked goods and light lunch fare any vacation deserves.
Keep it Simple
Brunch and Lunch most days. Artisan Deli; upbeat atmosphere. Always from scratch, always amazing baked goods, salads, sandwiches, plus a deli case with mouthwatering mains and sides. Fun for families; libations available.
Lunch and Dinner April - September when the sun's shining. Seafood lover's utopia. Kicked up casual dining the closest to the ferry terminal with outside seating cheery seaside atmosphere and a rooftop bar. Fun for families; libations available.
Kick it up a notch
Brunch on Sundays; lunch and dinner every day. You might not want to leave. Cozy atmosphere; creative cuisine with all Island ingredients. The best happy hour around; plus a takeaway tender for quick bites, morning coffee and breakfast pies. Fun for families and groups; full bar.
Breakfast on weekends; lunch and dinner every day. Big menu, big views. Plenty of seafood, bites and entrees with a separate bar area. Awesome deck when the sun's shining; Fun for families; full bar.
Dinner most days. Right next to the Inn, great spot for traditional fare with an Italian ethos. They're great for couples, groups and private parties and will make anything on the menu available for takeaway. Full bar; inside dining room.
Lunch and Dinner most days. Great views and a full bar. Dine in or relax outside on, yup, the bluff. Fresh fare for lunch and dinner. Good for two or small groups.
Dinner most days April - October. Totally worth the trip. A proper country Inn with a pond out front and a crowd inside. Creative Island inspired menu with a twist that always works. Inside dining room; outside deck seating and forest lounge. Creative cocktails; full beverage service. Best for two and small groups.
Dinner most days. Location, location, location? Trust us on this one. A bit off the beaten path with killer cuisine you'll love. Creative small plates and dinner entrees in the garden, the bar or the dining room. Choose your flavor. Creative cocktails; full beverage service.
Dinner most days. Pairings for every occasion just a few blocks from the busy. A cordial dining room in a craftsman house serves up authentic island eats made as local as it gets. Inside dining room with an acclaimed wine list. Best for couples, or make special arrangements for groups.
Dinner most days. Precisely what you'd expect pure Island dining to offer. A yesteryear seaside venue right on the water with plenty of options for land and sea lusters. Inside dining room with harbor views and a cozy bar space. Good for two and small groups.
Friday Harbor offers some of the best whale watching anywhere. Resident Orca Pods are viewed almost daily June - September. Your chances at seeing whales are great regardless of the vessel but be sure to wear layers. The sun will be warm but the water is chilly!
Small boats: 6 passengers, Medium boats: 30 passengers, Large boats: 50 or more.
Maya's Westside Whale Watch Charters offers an intimate wildlife experience with all the fun, jokes and history you can handle courtesy of Cap'n Jim.
Whales Rock! Enjoy a six-passenger, personalized whale & wildlife adventure. Captain Hobbes is a San Juan Island vet and will get you around in style.
The protected waters around San Juan Island Washington are among the safest and most scenic for kayaking anywhere in the world.
From three-hour tours to multiday adventures, San Juan Outfitters is a great choice.
Day and multi-day paddling trips throughout the San Juan Islands.
From half day tours to five day expeditions.
So many tours, so many islands, so much fun!
San Juan and surrounding islands are great for cycling, offering quiet roadways and spectacular scenery.
Hello Fun. Pedego electric bicycles will get you around INN style and are available right at our Friday Harbor Hotel. Trust us, you'll even let out a little chuckle if you encounter a headwind or hill!
Island Bicycles specializes in fast repairs, quality service, and rents high-quality bicycles for self-directed cycle touring and sight-seeing.
- Know before you go
If you're a land-lubber with an appetite for adventure, try a zip line tour high above old growth Island forests.
8 cables of highs, lows and lengths take you soaring through fir and cedar forests, across a wildlife inhabited lake, and over natural wetlands. All without leaving San Juan Island.
San Juan Island is great for beginning and avid hikers with plenty of varied terrain from tidal pools and lagoons to rocky outcrops.
The West side of San Juan Island offers fun topography and the best land based whale watching in the San Juan Islands.
Located in the Northern portion of the island, these routes offer a great opportunity to explore Historic San Juan Island from a different angle.
These trails might be the most diverse and fun on the island. Traverse old logging roads and open prairie with coastal beaches and driftwood in the distance.
English Camp offers a variety of vistas. Have a picnic by the formal garden and then summit the highest spot on San Juan Island - Mt. Young.
The San Juan Islands have plenty of Artists and Galleries that'll INNdulge your senses.
WaterWorks Galley is San Juan Island’s première gallery for contemporary artwork. They've been showcasing Pacific Northwest and San Juan Island artists since 1985 and they've just added jewelry to their collection! Ask about the INN discount when you drop by.
Pelindaba handcrafts a wide range of botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household and pet care products right at their organic lavender farm!