From Seattle: Island visitors typically arrive via Seattle, WA, a three-hour trip by car and the Washington State ferry, or by way of a commercial airline with four 30 minute flights a day from Seattle.
From British Columbia: Visitors from British Columbia come by way of ferry from Sydney, BC (near Victoria), a two-hour trip, one-way. Friday Harbor is also a popular flight destination for NW private plane owners looking for a quick get-away.
Comprehensive Travel Information
Air and Water Transportation
Kenmore Air (from Seattle)
For information about car rentals and island shuttles, visit the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.
San Juan Island Lodging
Friday Harbor and San Juan Island have year-round lodging accommodations available in approximately 600 hotels, inns and B&B rooms and cabins – including a significant number of inns housed in historic buildings.
Historic Lodging in Friday Harbor
Bird Rock Hotel (formerly Friday’s Historic Inn)
Other accommodations located in the historic district are housed in contemporary buildings that were designed to complement Friday Harbor’s vernacular architectural style. The include San Juan Suites, Friday Harbor Center, located in the historic district.
Historic Lodging nearby on San Juan Island
Mar Vista Resort, seasonal seaside cabins
For information about other lodging providers, visit the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.