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Day Trip Transportation Options

If you're having trouble making a ferry reservation (it's best to make them as early as possible) or can't find lodging availability, a day trip may be the perfect solution. Consider leaving your car behind and walking onto the Washington State Ferry, taking a water taxi, or flying via charter plane. No matter where you're visiting from, there are creative transportation solutions to make the most of your day trip. 

Seattle to San Juan Islands Clipper Ferry

To San Juan Island

Travel to San Juan Island via the Washington State Ferry, plane, or passenger ferry.

  • Drive or walk on to the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes. No reservation? Leave your car behind in one of the parking lots.  
  • Hop on a scheduled Kenmore Air flight to Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor from Sea-Tac/Boeing, South Lake Union, or Kenmore.
  • You can also fly with Friday Harbor Seaplanes to Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor from Renton or South Lake Washington.
  • Find additional information on chartering a plane via our airline page. 
  • Ride the Victoria Clipper to Friday Harbor from Pier 69 in Seattle.


To Orcas Island

Travel to Orcas Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane.

  • Drive or walk on to the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes. No reservation? Leave your car behind in one of the parking lots.  
  • Hop on a scheduled Kenmore Air flight to Eastsound, Rosario, Deer Harbor, or West Sound from Sea-Tac/Boeing, South Lake Union, or Kenmore. Find additional information on chartering a plane via our airline page. 


To Lopez Island

Travel to Lopez Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane.

  • Drive or walk on to the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes. No reservation? Leave your car behind in one of the parking lots.  
  • Hop on a scheduled Kenmore Air flight to Lopez Island/Fisherman Bay from Sea-Tac/Boeing, South Lake Union, or Kenmore. Find additional information on chartering a plane via our airline page. 

To San Juan Island

Travel to San Juan Island via the Washington State Ferry, plane, or passenger ferry.

  • Drive or walk on to the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes. No reservation? Leave your car behind in one of the parking lots.  
  • Hop on a San Juan Airlines flight to Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor from Bellingham. 
  • Find additional information on chartering a plane via our airline page. 
  • Take San Juan Cruises passenger ferry to Friday Harbor from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. 


To Orcas Island

Travel to Orcas Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane.


To Lopez Island

Travel to Lopez Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane.

To San Juan Island

Travel to San Juan Island via the Washington State Ferry, charter plane, or passenger ferry.


To Orcas Island

Travel to Orcas Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane. 


To Lopez Island

Travel to Lopez Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane.

To San Juan Island

Travel to San Juan Island via the Washington State Ferry or small charter plane.

Contact Us:
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
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1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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