Hear from local islanders what they find unique and special about the San Juan Islands in this collection of videos.
"In the San Juan Islands art is everywhere," says Yvonne, who is a painter and glass artist on San Juan Island. "It's a wonderfully natural place."
First Mate Donna
"I love being able to take people to the San Juan Islands," says Donna, who is a chief mate for the Washington State Ferries. She guides visitors and locals alike through the 172 islands.
Farmer Lori Ann
"The San Juans are definitely a destination for people who love good, fresh food."
Kayak Guide Kelly
"It is one thing to drive around the San Juan Islands, but it is a totally different thing to see it from a kayak. You feel like you are connected to a different world."
Park Ranger Chris
From little uninhabited islands to 2,409-foot Mt. Constitution, the San Juan Islands are full of unique parks to explore.
Chef Gretchen talks about her connection with fresh local ingredients, and how cooking brings community together.
"Whales are special," says Captain Dan, who has been leading whale and wildlife watching tours for more than 30 years, and it never gets old. "Once you leave the shore, a whole new world opens up!"