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View from Mt. Constitution, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington
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When Do the Whales Swim By? and other Frequently Asked Questions

What time to the whales swim by? Where do you go in the winter? Locals answer your frequently asked questions about the San Juan Islands.

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Give the gift of the Islands with products made in the San Juans

From handmade jewelry to fine spirits, there are many high-quality products made in the San Juan Islands.

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Where to Find Island Grown Foods

Island Grown in the San Juans celebrates the bounty of abundant farms and locally-grown food in our beautiful archipelago within the Salish Sea.

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Biking in the Islands by Dana Halferty
Experience

Top Biking Experiences in the San Juan Islands

With three islands to choose from, bicycling in the San Juans is an ever-changing adventure.

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Kayaking, San Juan Island, Courtesy of San Juan Outfitters
Experience

World-Class Kayaking in the San Juans

Secluded coves, kelp forests and gourmet overnights on uninhabited islands make island kayaking a world-class adventure

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Red Fox at American Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park, Photography by Deborah Hopkins-Buchanan
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Responsible Wildlife Watching in the San Juans

Watch wildlife while respecting and protecting the animals and environment.

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English Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park
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150 Years of History in the San Juan Islands National Historical Park

Explore the formal garden, serene shoreline and woods of English Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park

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Autimn at English Camp, San Juan Island
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Best Hikes in the San Juan Islands

Hiking trails on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands take you past historic lighthouses, through serene cedar forests, and along grassy prairies.  Whether you want a quiet walk on the beach or a challenging uphill climb, you'll find some of the best hiking in Washington State in the San Juan Islands.

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Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Photography by Robert Harrison
Experience

10 Fun Things to do this Summer in the San Juans

There are so many exciting and fun ways to enjoy the islands this summer, from 4th of July parades, to horseback riding in the forest, whale watching and barbecuing on the beach.

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Kayaking in the San Juan Islands
Experience

Gourmet Kayaking Adventures

Kayaking in the San Juan Islands is a world-class adventure. Paddling through pristine waters to secret bays and islands, picnicing on gourmet fare, and enjoying stunning views are a must-do on your San Juans getaway.

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