Sparkling blue waters, deep green forests ... Welcome to the San Juan Islands! Just a scenic ferry ride or a short flight from the northwest Washington mainland lies a paradise for the adventurous in spirit, whether you yearn for the slow pace of island time or the excitement of new experiences.
Summer in the San Juan Islands
Summertime in the San Juans is easy. The four ferry-served San Juan Islands—Orcas, Lopez, San Juan and Shaw—have their own distinct flavor and charm. Stroll through quaint villages, friendly hamlets, and small towns. Catch a glimpse of the deer, foxes, eagles, herons, harbor seals and the magnificent, endangered orca whales. Kayak the glassy waters along the shoreline. Cycle quiet miles of country roads. Explore the weekend farmers’ markets, art markets, and food and wine tasting events. Browse unique shops and feast on savory local fare at many diverse restaurants. Snuggle down into the comforts of a bed and breakfast, sophisticated resort or a cozy campsite. Roast marshmallows for s’mores over your campfire at sunset. Summer is here—time to escape to the San Juan Islands!