Seattle to San Juan – it’s easy! Fly or Drive & Ferry
Friday Harbor on San Juan Island is located 90 miles north of Seattle, in the beautiful Salish Sea.
Friday Harbor is easily accessible by foot and has many great local shops, restaurants, and hotels.
Flying to San Juan Island
Fly from Seattle: For an easy and hassle free day tour, fly directly from Lake Union in downtown Seattle to the docks of San Juan Island! The Whale Plane Package includes roundtrip air with Kenmore Air from Seattle to San Juan and our Whale Watch and Wildlife Tour.
Fly from Anacortes: If you miss your ferry, you can also fly from Anacortes with San Juan Airlines
Driving & Ferrying to San Juan Island
Drive the scenic by-way from Seattle to Anacortes and hop aboard the Washington State Ferry that is considered one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the country. Enjoy comfortable seating or walk around the viewing decks and take in views of the surrounding islands while traveling to San Juan Island. Look for seals, eagles, porpoise, and even orca whales as you travel between along the calm channels of the Salish Sea. Outside and inside seating, tables, and a galley make travel on the ferry easy and fun. The ferry lands right in the heart of Friday Harbor, just steps from our office location.
From Downtown Seattle: Allow at least 1.5 – 2hrs driving time.
Take Interstate 5 north to the Burlington exit (230). Turn west (left) on Highway 20 until you reach Anacortes.
Once in downtown Anacortes, follow the signs for the San Juan Island Ferries to the ferry landing.
The Ferry: Choose a ferry departure that arrives to San Juan Island at least 1 hour prior to tour time and plan on arriving at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal at least 1 hour prior to ferry departure. If you are visiting San Juan Island for the day, it is recommended you leave your car in Anacortes and purchase walk on tickets.
If you are NOT bringing your car across park your car and purchase a walk on ferry ticket. Passenger only is about $13 per adult – round trip.
If you are bringing your car across, reservations are highly recommended. To make vehicle reservations visit www.takeaferry.com. The approximate price for car & driver is about $50 round trip, passengers extra.
San Juan Island, located 90 miles north of Seattle, is a fun and easy day trip from Seattle. Take the ferry from Anacortes, WA or hop aboard the Whale Plane. Sea planes depart from Lake Union in Seattle, which is a short taxi ride from most hotels, and return to Seattle for dinner.
A Moore Hotel 1926 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 448-4851 http://www.moorehotel.com
Alderbrook Resort and Spa Outside of Seattle but, WONDERFUL 10 East Alderbrook Drive Union, WA 98592 (360) 898-2200 http://www.alderbrookresort.com
Alexis Hotel 1007 First Ave at Madison Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 624-4844 http://www.alexishotel.com
Best Western Airport Executive 20717 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98198 (206) 878-3300 http://www.apexecutel.com
Best Western Evergreen Inn & Suites 32124 25th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 529-4000 http://www.bestwestern.com/evergreeninnandsuites
Best Western Loyal Inn 2301 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 682-0200 http://www.bestwestern.com/loyalinn
Best Western Navigator Inn & Suites North of Seattle, on your way to Anacortes, where you catch the ferry to San Juan Island 10210 Evergreen Way Everett, WA 98204 (425) 347-2555 http://www.navigatorsuites.com
Cave B Inn & Spa at SageCliffe Outside of Seattle, but WONDERFUL 344 Silica Rd NW Quincy, WA 98848 (509) 785-3910 http://www.cavebinn.com
Cedarbrook Lodge 18525 36th Avenue S SeaTac, WA 98188 (206) 214-4382 www.cedarbrookcenter.com
Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport 3000 S 176th St Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 242-0200 www.clarionseattle.com
Coast Gateway Hotel 18415 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188 (206) 248-8200 http://www.thegatewayhotel.com
Comfort Inn & Suites Seattle North 13700 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98133-0280 (206) 361-3700 http://www.comfortinnsuitesseattle.com
Courtyard by Marriott – Downtown Seattle Lake Union Across from Kenmore Air where the Whale Plane Package departs 925 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 213-0100 http://www.marriott.com
Courtyard by Marriott Seattle – Kirkland 11215 NE 124th St Kirkland, WA 98034 (425) 602-3200 http://www.marriott.com
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square 612 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1111 http://www.courtyardpioneersquare.com
Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle 1113 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101-3048 (206) 464-1980 http://www.cphotelseattle.com
Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel Seattle – Downtown 700 Third Avenue at Cherry Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 340-0340 http://www.arcticclubseattledowntown.doubletree.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Doubletree Guest Suites Seattle Airport Southcenter 16500 Southcenter Pkwy Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 575-8220 www.seattle.doubletree.com
Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 246-8600 http://www.seattleairport.doubletree.com
Edgewater 2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67 Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 728-7000 www.edgewaterhotel.com
Embassy Suites Hotel – Bellevue 3225 158th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98008 (425) 698-6680 http://www.seattlebellevue.embassysuites.com
Embassy Suites Seattle Tacoma International Airport 15920 West Valley Hwy Seattle, WA 98188 (425) 227-8844 http://www.seattletacoma.embassysuites.com
Executive Hotel Pacific 400 Spring St Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 777-7106 http://www.executivehotels.net
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle 411 University St Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 621-1700 http://www.fairmont.com
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Bellevue Seattle 14595 NE 29th Pl Bellevue, WA 98007 (425) 869-6548 http://www.marriott.com/bvufi
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Seattle SeaTac Airport 19631 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 592-8542 www.marriott.com/seata
Four Points Seattle By Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center www.fourpointsseattle.com
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 99 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 749-7000 www.fourseasons.com/seattle
Georgetown Inn 6100 Corson Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 762-2233 http://www.georgetowninnseattle.com
Grand Hyatt Seattle 721 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 774-1234 www.grandseattle.hyatt.com
Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown Seattle Center 700 Fifth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 282-7700 http://www.hamptoninn-seattle.com
Hampton Inn & Suites – Lynnwood 19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy Lynnwood, WA 98036 (425) 771-1888 http://www.hamptonseattlenorth.com
Hilton Bellevue 300 112th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 455-1300 http://www.bellevuehilton.com
Hilton Seattle 1301 Sixth Ave at University Seattle, WA 98101 http://www.seattlehilton.com
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 17620 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 433-4800 http://www.seattleairport.hilton.com
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Seattle City Center Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 441-7222 http://www.hiexpress.com
Holiday Inn Seattle 211 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 728-8123 http://www.holidayinn.com/seattlewa
Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle – Downtown 206 Western Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 (206) 281-9393 http://www.seattledowntown.homewoodsuites.com
Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Convention Center-Pike Street 1011 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 682-8282 http://www.seattleconventioncenterpikestreet.homewoodsuites.com
Hotel 1000 1000 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 957-1000 http://www.Hotel1000Seattle.com
Hotel Andra Comtemporary, beautiful rooms, some with suites. Convenient to Jazz Alley and Pacific Norwest Ballet. Lola, the Greek inspired restaurant is on the street level. Wonderful food both dinner and breakfast. Reviewed by Colleen Johansen (stayed there 6/3/10) 2000 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 694-7260 http://www.hotelandra.com email@example.com
Hotel Bellevue 11200 SE Sixth St Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 454-4424 http://www.thehotelbellevue.com
Hotel Deca Contemporary, great furnishings and appointments. In the University District. Starbucks on the lobby level. Great, warm front desk staff. Very helpful. April 2010. 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 634-2000 http://www.hoteldeca.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Monaco Seattle 1101 Fourth Ave at Spring Street Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 340-6695 www.monaco-seattle.com
Hyatt at Olive 8 1635 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 774-6208 http://www.olive8.hyatt.com
Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown 110 6th Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 441-6041 http://www.hyattplaceseattledowntown.com
Inn At The Market 86 Pine Street Seattle, Washington 98101 Phone 206-443-3600 Fax 206-448-0631 Toll Free Reservations: 800.446.4484 http://innatthemarket.com/
Marriott SpringHill Suites Downtown Seattle 1800 Yale Ave Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 254-0500 http://www.marriott.com
Marriott TownePlace Suites Seattle Southcenter 18123 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98032 (253) 796-6000 www.marriott.com/SEAKT
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 2125 Terry Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 654-5010 http://www.panpacific.com/seattle
Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle Tacoma Airport 18118 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 244-6666 http://www.radisson.com/seattlewa_seatac
Ramada Inn Downtown Seattle 2200 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 441-9785 http://www.the.ramada.com/00015
Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport 18220 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 248-8188 www.redlion.com
Redmond Marriott Town Center 7401 164th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 498-4000 http://www.marriott.com/SEAMC
Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison St Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 583-0300 http://www.renaissanceseattle.com
Residence Inn by Marriott – Seattle Downtown Lake Union 800 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 695-5412 www.marriott.com/sealu
SeaTac Inn – Seattle Airport 17108 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188 (206) 244-1230 http://www.seatacinn.com
Seattle Airport Marriott 3201 S 176th St Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 241-2000 www.seattleairportmarriott.com
Seattle Marriott Waterfront 2100 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 443-5000 http://www.seattlemarriottwaterfront.com
Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1400 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 621-9000 http://www.sheraton.com/seattle
Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway 1100 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 204-1183 www.silvercloud.com
*Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels 103-118th Ave SE Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98005 (425) 637-9800 www.silvercloud.com
Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle 1415 Fifth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 971-8000 http://www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com
*Westin Seattle 1900 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 728-1000 http://www.westinseattle.com
Travelodge Seattle Center 200 Sixth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 441-7878 ext. 507 www.travelodgeseattlecenter.com
Travelodge Seattle University 4725 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 525-4612 http://www.travelodgeseattleuniversity.com
W Seattle 1112 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 264-6103 www.whotels.com/seattle
San Juan Island Transportation Taxi, Rental Cars, Moped & Bicycle Rentals in Friday Harbor
Cruise the San Juan Islands on a moped from Susie’s! Enjoy the great outdoors and see wonderful scenery. Susies’s rents cars and scoot cars too!
Island Bicycles carries a complete line of cycling accessories, parts and clothing. Their rental bicycles can be easily taken to the other ferry-serviced islands: Orcas, Shaw, and Lopez. Reservations are strongly recommended during the peak summer season (June – September) and Memorial Day weekend. Paul also repair bicycles. (good to know!)
M and W Auto San Juan Island
San Juan Islands source for rental cars and car sales located in Friday Harbor.
Rent a cars for 4 hours, a full day, by the week or monthly. Prices start at $49. Fly up to San Juan Island and you can still have your own vehicle.800.323.6037 or email@example.com
Friday Harbor Taxi
360.378.3550 about $5.00 anywhere within the Town of Friday Harbor $20.00 between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor No fare greater than $30.00 (Roche Harbor to Cape San Juan, 20 miles) Guided tours at $30.00 per hour – typically 3 hours for the entire island
Bob’s Taxi and Tours
Randy is my favorite driver here, but they are all good. 360.378.6777
San Juan Transit
360-378-8887 Hourly scheduled shuttles Friday Harbor to Roche Harbor. First run 10:00 to Roche Harbor. Last run of day 4:25 Roche Harbor to Friday Harbor. Can accomodate 4 bicycles. $8 round trip.
Orca Whale Watching Tours San Juan Island 800.450.6858
San Juan Islands Water Taxi
Between San Juan Islands, Victoria and Anacortes. Miss the ferry?
We may be able to help you.