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 work closely 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 an Juan Islands with these History Link essays.
We are a membership organization and currently serve approximately 300 members on all four islands. If you are interested in membership, you can print out and mail in an application, or contact Carole Sue Conran at (360) 378-9551 ext. 1 if you have questions.
Visit our Media page: Find press releases, one-sheets on Food & Farms, Family Activities, Scenic Byway, Storylines, Photos & more.
For more information about us, please review the documents included here:
- 2018 Annual Report
- Destination Leadership in Responsible Tourism
- History of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
Deborah Hopkins Buchanan, Executive/Marketing Director, [email protected], 360-378-3277 ext. 5
Carole Sue Conran, Visitor/Membership Services Manager, [email protected], 360-378-9551 ext. 1
Barbara Marrett, Communications/Stewardship Manager, [email protected], 360-378-6822 ext. 6
Amy Nesler, Communications/Stewardship Coordinator, [email protected], 360-378-9551 ext. 8
Erin Wygant, Marketing Content/Outreach Coordinator, [email protected], 360-378-9551 ext. 7
Board of Directors:
President/Lodging Rep: Meaghan McCormick, Friday Harbor House, San Juan Island
Treasurer/Lodging Rep: Anna Maria de Freitas, Harrison House Suites, Tucker House Inn, Sunshine Suites, Coho Restaurant, San Juan Island
Secretary/Lodging 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 Director: Victoria Compton, San Juan/Orcas/Lopez Islands
Lodging Rep: Laura Saccio, Earthbox Inn & Spa and Bird Rock Hotel
Lodging Rep: Anthony Rovente, The Edenwild Boutique Inn, Lopez Island
Lodging Rep: Holly Southern, Rosario Resort & Spa, Orcas Island
Outdoor Recreation/Watchable Wildlife Rep: Sally Thomsen, San Juan Kayak Expeditions, San Juan Island
Weddings/Events Rep: Kimaya Maitreya, Cloud 9 Events, Orcas Island