It’s time for activities galore in the glories of nature. Be in the midst of it all! Choose hiking, bicycling or zip lining for a start. Then reserve some time for sea kayaking, going out on a wildlife watching cruise or flightseeing. Soar high above or paddle in unity with the water. Hard to choose? You bet. It’s the nature of things, you know.
Experience the hidden back-country of Orcas Island on horseback. Explore an enchanting old-growth forest as you meander through grassy meadows and climb a mountain trail to the top of Mt. Pickett for a breathtaking view of the San Juan Islands. Orcas Island Trail Rides offers a wide range of authentic guided horseback adventures through one of Moran State Park. Whether you have an hour or half a day, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned rider, we have the perfect adventure for you and your family. Ride through an old growth forest-the best ride in the Northwest. [more...]
The Pacific Northwest Golf Association rates our golf course as the second best nine-hole course in the state. The Seattle Times calls it "the best golf in the San Juans." The layout has two sets of tees for the front and back nines allowing for an 18-hole golfing experience. The facility also offers a driving range, practice greens, and hand and power carts. For those who prefer tennis, the club has two quality courts available for play seven days a week. [more...]
Join a "Bird Quest" in the San Juan Islands today!
Mark Lewis, author of "Birding in the San Juan Islands" published in 1987, leads personalized birding trips suited for all levels of bird watchers. Mark has been living in the San Juan Islands for three decades, while conducting research on birds and marine mammals, teaching natural history classes, and guiding sea kayak tours. He is the founder of Sea Quest Kayak Tours. [more...]
Cascade Lake is the center of outdoor fun in Orcas Island's Moran State Park. Paddle boat rentals, a swimming area, picnic shelters and three campgrounds to choose from give you plenty of relaxation time after hiking or horseback riding. A great place for kids, Cascade Lake has a 3-mile trail around the lake, a wooden bridge and a quiet lagoon for paddling and swimming. Purchase day passes at the park entrance and enter a world of natural beauty. [more...]
Opening in late May, we are one of Friday Harbor’s newest attractions for active kids and their favorite adult. Located in the heart of downtown; this happy and colorful indoor space is filled with creative and imaginative play areas, designed for ages 1 to 8. It is the perfect spot for kids to move, build, create, socialize and explore, while parents can relax, catch up with a friend and are always welcome to join in the fun. [more...]
Housed in an 1892 Odd Fellows Hall overlooking Friday Harbor, The Whale Museum is the local center for Salish Sea stewardship and research. See a young orca skeleton, watch free videos, and find treasures in the gift shop. Upstairs, visit the Gallery of Whales and learn about how you can Adopt an Orca to support the 80-plus Southern Resident whales that call Northwest waters home. [more...]
Air-conditioned Paradise Lanes and Games Arcade has eight lanes of bowling, three pool tables, air hockey and arcade video games. We also are the only games arcade for the "under-21" set in the islands. [more...]
The Funhouse is part kid's museum, part youth center that fosters educational play through hands-on learning experiences incorporating science, technology, music and art. Fun and learning encouraged through kid-friendly science exhibits, complete audio and video production studios, a computer lab, a library containing 800 educational films, a pitching cage, an art studio, a climbing wall, and DSL computers to surf the Net or check e-mail. The facility also provides video pods for viewing movies and a gaming area with pool tables. [more...]
Experience the San Juan Islands from the unique perspective of an airplane! Soar past Mount Constitution, see beautiful Sucia Island, get a birds-eye view of historic Roche Harbor and see all the islands that make up this wonderful area. Or, for an additional treat, include a tour of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area - see the mountain up close and personal - an experience you won't forget.
"Incredible! Best day of our WA vacation!"
"Awesome experience, incredible views!"
- from Westwind Aviation's Trip Advisor reviews
Starting at $149 [more...]
We offer riding lessons, scenic forrest trail and pony rides, full care horse boarding, hay and grain sales as well as an outdoor riding arena. Give us a call and head out to Horseshu Ranch for some fun! [more...]
Explore San Juan Island at your leisure with a moped, scoot-car or car from Susie's Mopeds, an island tradition since 1986. Let our professional and friendly staff help plan your island adventure and get you on your way. Pack your lunches and enjoy spectacular scenery of a full-day tour or head off to a specific location like the Whale Watch Park. We have hourly and daily rates, and two locations Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor.
"You are off the ferry and on your way.” [more...]
Lopez Island Golf Club offers year-round golfing on beautiful Lopez Island. A private club open to the public, LIGC offers a unique golf experience for all levels of golfers. Dawn to dusk, no tee times are required, with at most a brief wait. The course plays an easily walked 5304 yards (4702 from the forward tees). There's an extensive short-game practice area as well as a putting green. Our nine holes play as 18, with separate tee boxes and pins for front and back nines. [more...]
Springtide paddlesports is delighted to provide first time paddleboarders with an introduction to the basic paddle strokes, balance techniques, and safety measures to enjoy the exciting sport of stand up paddleboarding, known collectively as SUP. Stand up paddleboarding is a fun and relaxing activity that naturally improves balance, strengthens core muscles, and burns calories. [more...]