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360-378-4400 Friday Harbor, WA

Restaurants & Activities

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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine
  • Rocky Bay Café

    360-378-5051

    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.

  • The Bean

    360-370-5858

    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.

Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple
  • Market Chef

    360-378-4546

    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.

Kick it up a notch

Kick it up a notch
  • Cask & Schooner

    360-378-2922

    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.

  • Vinny's Ristorante

    360-378-1934

    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.

  • The Bluff

    360-378-8455

    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.

Island Redefined

Island Redefined
  • Duck Soup Inn

    360-378-4878

    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.

  • Backdoor Kitchen

    360-378-9540

    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.

  • Coho

    360-378-6330

    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.

  • The Place

    360-378-8707

    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.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

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.

Small

  • Maya's

    360-378-7996

    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.

  • San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

    360-298-0012

    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.

Medium

  • Western Prince

    360-378-5315

    The Western Prince holds 30 people comfortably on one continuous level and there is always a naturalist on board to help.

  • San Juan Outfitters

    360-378-1962

    The Sea Hawk is a good stout vessel with an experienced captain and savvy naturalists with space for just about 30.

Large

  • San Juan Safaris

    360-378-1323

    San Juan Safaris carries about 50 passengers on one of the best-organized and most professional trips in the islands.

  • San Juan Excursions

    360-378-6636

    Friday Harbor's largest tour boat is the 64 foot Odyssey, operated by San Juan Excursions. Great for groups.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

The protected waters around San Juan Island Washington are among the safest and most scenic for kayaking anywhere in the world.

Island Cycling

Island Cycling

San Juan and surrounding islands are great for cycling, offering quiet roadways and spectacular scenery.

  • Pedego Bicycle Rentals

    360-378-4400

    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

    360-378-4941

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

  • Cycling Routes

    Know before you go

Island Adventure

Island Adventure

If you're a land-lubber with an appetite for adventure, try a zip line tour high above old growth Island forests.

  • Zip San Juan

    360-378-5947

    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.

Island Hiking

Island Hiking

San Juan Island is great for beginning and avid hikers with plenty of varied terrain from tidal pools and lagoons to rocky outcrops.

  • Lime Kiln State Park

    Trail System

    The West side of San Juan Island offers fun topography and the best land based whale watching in the San Juan Islands.

  • Roche Harbor Highlands

    Trail System

    Located in the Northern portion of the island, these routes offer a great opportunity to explore Historic San Juan Island from a different angle.

  • Cattle Point & American Camp

    Trail System

    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.

  • Mt. Young & English Camp

    Trail System

    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.

Island Style

Island Style

The San Juan Islands have plenty of Artists and Galleries that'll INNdulge your senses.

  • Waterworks Gallery

    360-378-3060

    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 Lavender Farm

    360-378-4248

    Pelindaba handcrafts a wide range of botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household and pet care products right at their organic lavender farm!

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