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About the San Juan Islands

Say farewell to worry and stress and say hello to the mellow islands vibe, a temperate year-round climate, and long, lazy hours of doing just what you want. Count on temperatures around 70° in the summer and 40° in the winter. A happy confluence of weather systems also accounts for the high level of air quality you’ll appreciate across the San Juans. So relax—you’re on “island time” now!

There are 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County. Three ferry served Islands, San Juan Island (with the county seat Friday Harbor), Orcas Island, and Lopez Island are the most populous and host the vast majority of lodging and dining options and tourism activities. Shaw Island is also accessible by ferry but has limited camping and visitor amenities.


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San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing & management organization (DMO) for the San Juan Islands, contracting with both San Juan County and the town of Friday Harbor.  We partner with the Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island Chambers of Commerce which provide visitor information services at their locations.

Our mission is "To enhance the economic prosperity of San Juan County by promoting the San Juan Islands as a preferred, year-round travel destination, while respecting and sustaining the Islands' unique and diverse ecosystems, environments, lifestyles, and cultures." Learn about the history of tourism in the San Juan Islands with these History Link essays.

We are a membership organization and currently serve approximately 300 members on all four islands.  If you're interested in membership, you can print out and mail in an application, or contact Kimberly Albert at (360) 378-9551 ext. 1 if you have questions. 

Membership Applications:

Business Membership Application or Renewal

Accommodation Membership Application or Renewal

Membership Support:

Member Benefits

Marketing Tips Checklist

Visit our Media page:  Find press releases, one-sheets on Food & Farms, Family Activities, Scenic Byway, Storylines, Photos & more.

What's New & Cool in the San Juans?  We publish our list a few times a year - make sure your business is featured, email

How Tourism Benefits the San Juan Islands

For more information about us, please review the documents included here:



Deborah Hoskinson, Executive/Marketing Director,, 360-378-3277 ext. 5

Kimberly Albert, Visitor/Membership Services Manager,, 360-378-9551 ext. 1

Barbara Marrett, Communications/Stewardship Manager,, 360-378-6822 ext. 6 

Amy Nesler, Communications/Stewardship Coordinator,, 360-378-9551 ext. 8

Erin Wygant, Marketing Content/Outreach Coordinator,, 360-378-9551 ext. 7


Board of Directors:

President & Lodging/Restaurant Rep: Meaghan McCormick, Friday Harbor House, San Juan Island

Treasurer & Lodging/Restaurant Rep: Anna Maria de Freitas, Harrison House Suites, Tucker House Inn, Sunshine Suites, Coho Restaurant, San Juan Island

Secretary & Lodging/Farm Rep: Lydia Miller, Pebble Cove Farm, Orcas Island

Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce Director: Christa Campbell

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Director: Lance Evans

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Director: Becki Day

San Juan County Economic Development Council Rep: Bill Appel, San Juan/Orcas/Lopez Islands

Lodging/Spa Rep: Laura Saccio, Earthbox Inn & Spa and Bird Rock Hotel, San Juan Island

Lodging Rep: Anthony Rovente, The Edenwild Boutique Inn, Lopez Island

Lodging/Restaurant Rep: Holly Southern, Kingfish at West Sound, Orcas Island

Outdoor Recreation/Watchable Wildlife Rep: Sally Thomsen, San Juan Kayak Expeditions, San Juan Island


Contact Us:
1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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