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. Catch a Washington State ferry at Anacortes and begin your adventure with a relaxing cruise across the Salish Sea. Close your eyes. Feel the rhythmic purr of the engines as your shoulders begin to relax. Escape from your hectic routine. Settle on the outdoor observation deck and take in some sun. Bear witness to the magnificent scenery of paradise whether you arrive by ferry, boat or plane.

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. The weather in summer is perfect for outdoor adventures. Catch a glimpse of the deer, foxes, eagles, herons, harbor seals and the magnificent and 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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

May 17 to November 1
All San Juan Islands
June 21 to September 20
San Juan Island
Friday Harbor
July 9 to August 24
Orcas Island
San Juan Island
Lopez Island
Shaw Island
July 26
San Juan Island
Friday Harbor
July 31 to October 21
San Juan Island
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