Be a Responsible Island Traveler
Join us in enjoying and protecting the islands we love
The San Juan archipelago is one of the most cherished destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Be a responsible visitor and use these tips to help ensure the San Juans remain a beautiful and unique place to live, work, and play for generations to come.
The San Juan Islands Pledge
Add your name to the list of those working to preserve the islands.
What Does Stewardship Mean to You?
There are a lot of amazing places in the world. So why do people come to the San Juans?
Island Kids Explain
Local kids share their tips for keeping the islands clean, respecting wildlife, and being fire safe. Learn about the principles of Leave No Trace from these bright (and often funny!) local kids.
Responsible Travel to the San Juans
From bringing your own travel mug to eating locally grown food, sustainable travel is in the air - and the water
Leave No Trace
Follow the seven principles of Leave No Trace in the islands
Be Whale Wise
Here are some guidelines to help you watch marine wildlife responsibly
Responsible Wildlife Watching
Our guide for common San Juan Islands wildlife, and tips to keep them, and you, safe!
How You Can Help the Southern Resident Killer Whales
Three orca pods, J, K & L--the critically endangered "Southern Residents"--were federally listed in 2005, but the population continues to struggle. How can you help?
Beautiful Islands - Leave No Trace Style
How a bucket list hike opened two hikers' eyes to the importance of protecting the San Juan Islands for future generations