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.
Springtime in the San Juans
Daffodils and crocuses announce the change of seasons and welcome you to your spring respite in the San Juan Islands. Spring is opening season for outdoor adventure here.
There’s excitement in the air, and a promise of rebirth and renewal. On land, gardeners and farmers till the soil. Pastures come alive with sweet newborn lambs, suckling calves, and grazing horses, alpacas and llamas. On sea, boaters and orca whales begin appearing in our sparkling waters more frequently.
Wear your favorite sweatshirt and comfy shoes. Rent a kayak, bike, or moped. Enjoy a whale watch tour or go birding. Explore beaches, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Watch artists create. Browse shops for the perfect gift of jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculptures and more. Feast on fresh, local foods at a restaurant or farmers’ market.
Lodging choices are plentiful. Book a resort, bed & breakfast, inn, vacation home or campground. Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw – each island offers a unique experience.
Come and celebrate spring in the beautiful San Juan Islands.