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.
Salty Fox Coffee360-622-2486
Good coffee + great bowls to go!
Breakfast and Lunch most days. Enjoy Skillet Baked Eggs, Dutch Babies, Swedish Pancakes, Tofu Scramble, Cinnamon Custard French Toast, Sausage Rolls, Panini, fresh made soup & lots of other items.
Keep it Simple
Spring Street Deli360-298-1775
Build your own sandwich shop. The ingredients are fresh and they're not shy about stacking 'em high. Great hot or cold and perfect for a picnic.
Takeaway sandwich menu. Always from scratch, always amazing baked goods, salads, sandwiches, plus a deli case with mouthwatering mains and sides.
San Juan Island Brewing Company360-378-2017
Lunch and Dinner most days. They brew highly sessionable, true to style beers, specializing INN Old World Ales and Lagers. Hungry? They also serve traditional American Pub Fare with options for everyone to enjoy.
Kick it up a notch
Dinner most days. Right next to the Inn - traditional fare with an Italian ethos. They're great for couples, groups, and private parties. Almost everything on the menu is available for takeaway. Full bar; inside dining room.
Mike's Cafe and Wine Bar360-378-0265
It's all vegan and all good. Mike is one heck of a nice guy, too. They've got a cozy dining room, chill bar and a big patio. Oh, and a nice selection of beer and wine.
The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House360-378-8455
Breakfast and Dinner most days. Great views and a full bar. Dine INN or relax outside on the deck. Good for two or small groups.
Daily Lunch and Dinner across the street on the water's edge INN Friday Harbor. Featuring water views, Pacific Northwest cuisine, and scratch-made cocktails.
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 March - November. 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.
Friday Harbor offers some of the best San Juan Island whale watching anywhere. Orca Pods are viewed almost daily June - September. Your chances of 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 Legacy Whale Watching360-378-7996
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 and Cap'n Spencer.
The Western Prince II holds 25 people comfortably on one continuous level and there is always a naturalist on board to help.
San Juan Outfitters360-378-1962
The Sea Lion is a good stout vessel with an experienced captain and savvy naturalists with space for just about 40.
San Juan Safaris360-378-1323
San Juan Safaris' Osprey carries about 110 passengers on one of the biggest and best-organized whale watching trips INN the San Juan Islands.
San Juan Excursions360-378-6636
Friday Harbor's second largest whale watch tour boat is the 64 foot Odyssey, operated by San Juan Excursions. Great for groups.
The protected waters around San Juan Island Washington are among the safest and most scenic for kayaking anywhere in the world.
San Juan Outfitters360-378-1962
From three-hour tours to multiday adventures, San Juan Outfitters is a great choice.
San Juan Kayak Expeditions360-378-4436
Kayak the San Juan Islands of Washington State with the area’s original sea kayaking outfitter! They are the most experienced kayak company in the San Juans, yet the smallest.
Discovery Sea Kayak360-378-2559
So many tours, so many islands, so much fun!
Crystal Seas Kayaking360-378-4223
Lots of options from three hours to multi-day to multi-sport to custom!
Day and multi-day paddling trips throughout the San Juan Islands.
San Juan and surrounding islands are great for cycling, offering quiet roadways and spectacular scenery.
Meat Machine Bicycle Rentals360-370-5673
Meat Machine Cycles provides new, properly adjusted rental bicycles and personalized service to every customer.
Discovery Adventure Tours360-378-2559
They've got a large fleet of hybrid bikes and walk-INNs are more than welcome. If you have a large group, they recommend reservations INN the summer!
Cycling RoutesKnow before you go
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 ParkTrail 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 HighlandsTrail 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 CampTrail 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 CampTrail System
English Camp offers a variety of vistas. Have a picnic by the formal garden and then climb to the highest hiking spot on San Juan Island - Young Hill.
The San Juan Islands have plenty of Artists and Farms to explore!
Pelindaba Lavender Farm360-378-4248
Pelindaba handcrafts a wide range of botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household and pet care products right at their organic lavender farm!
The Farm at Krystal Acres360-378-0606
The Farm at Krystal Acres is a 40 acre family-run farm on scenic San Juan Island in Washington State, first developed as an alpaca farm back INN 1996.