360-378-4400 Friday Harbor, WA

Restaurants & Activities

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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine
  • Rocky Bay Café


    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 Coffee


    Good coffee + great bowls to go!

  • Cynthia's Bistro


    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

Keep it Simple
  • Spring Street Deli


    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.

  • Market Chef


    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 Company


    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

Kick it up a notch
  • Vinny's Ristorante


    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 Bar


    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 House


    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.

  • Downriggers


    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.

Island Redefined

Island Redefined
  • Coho


    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.

  • Duck Soup


    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.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

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 Watching


    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.


  • Western Prince


    The Western Prince II holds 25 people comfortably on one continuous level and there is always a naturalist on board to help.

  • San Juan Outfitters


    The Sea Lion is a good stout vessel with an experienced captain and savvy naturalists with space for just about 40.


  • San Juan Safaris


    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 Excursions


    Friday Harbor's second largest whale watch 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.

  • San Juan Outfitters


    From three-hour tours to multiday adventures, San Juan Outfitters is a great choice.

  • San Juan Kayak Expeditions


    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 Kayak


    So many tours, so many islands, so much fun!

  • Crystal Seas Kayaking


    Lots of options from three hours to multi-day to multi-sport to custom!

  • Outdoor Odysseys


    Day and multi-day paddling trips throughout the San Juan Islands.

Island Cycling

Island Cycling

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

  • Meat Machine Bicycle Rentals


    Meat Machine Cycles provides new, properly adjusted rental bicycles and personalized service to every customer.

  • Discovery Adventure Tours


    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 Routes

    Know before you go

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 climb to the highest hiking spot on San Juan Island - Young Hill.

Island Farms

Island Farms

The San Juan Islands have plenty of Artists and Farms to explore!

  • Pelindaba Lavender Farm


    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 Acres


    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.


If you prefer traditional land-based recreation, San Juan Island has a few options for you.

  • San Juan Golf & Tennis Club


    Open year-round to the public, the San Juan Golf & Tennis Club features a challenging 9-hole links-style course that has been rated one of the best 9-hole courses INN the region. Prefer tennis? They have two excellent tennis courts, too. Oh, and don't forget the Greenside Grill!

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