News From The Islands
When did you and your lil' buccaneer last brave the high seas by ferry boat?! Catch the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor and let the exploration begin! Go out on the deck of the boat and keep an eye out for amazing wildlife that calls the San Juan Islands home. Spy a seal splashing in the wakes or a bald eagle soaring high above.
A pod of orcas might splash by in the spring and summer.
Dock your vessel and check on inn to your super awesome base camp, The Island Inn at 123 West! Our family friendly penthouses overlook the harbor and offer plenty of elbow room for the whole crew. They even come with fully decked out gourmet kitchens for you and your pint sized sous chef.
We're the closest hotel to the ferry terminal so you'll be able to keep watch.
You'll meet Pop Eye, one of San Juan Island's furry mascots, just steps from our Inn. Pop Eye is a harbor seal who hangs out around the docks waiting for her pals to throw her some fishy treats. Stroll down and say hello.
Seals can be pretty persuasive if you don't feed her. Expect a good splashing if you go empty-handed!
Head up the hill from the docks and find the Friday Harbor Whale Museum. Come face to face with life-sized orca replicas and skeletons, learn how different pods call each other and enjoy many more interactive activities.
Your family can adopt your very own orca and help support conservation in the Salish Sea.
Take a Hike
Your tike can even try on a ranger cap while exploring the easy yet beautiful nature hikes all around American Camp leading to South Beach at the southern tip of the Island.
Take a picinic and make it a day of fort building on the beach.
Remember, when charting out your great Island adventure, that "Spring has Sprung" here at the Island Inn. That means you'll get 25% off our best available rate any date throughout the month of March!