There is so much to do in Friday Harbor during the summer that visitors may have a hard time fitting everything in! Charter guests looking for a memorable visit can rent a kayak, bike or moped and see the village from a unique perspective. With hundreds of shops and museums to browse and enjoy, getting around can be half the fun! For those who want to take in some of the area’s natural splendor, enjoy a whale watching tour, go birding, or take a leisurely hike.
Things to do this summer in Friday Harbor include:
Friday Harbor Farmer’s Market – The Pacific Northwest is very proud of our fresh, local foods, and San Juan Island is no exception. Every Saturday from spring through fall just a couple blocks from the harbor, the island’s abundance is celebrated. Island-grown fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy, shellfish, seafood, artisan goods, crafts and more are available from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Whale Watch By Plane and Boat – Located near the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, San Juan Safaris Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours is known for respectful wildlife viewing. The company provides high-quality, small-group size whale watching & wildlife tours. Fast, 55-foot ferries take guests right to the best viewing spots in the San Juans. Guests can also participate in a Whale Plane Package, which includes sightseeing via seaplane and a whale watching tour.
Kayak Tours – Outdoor Odysseys Kayak Tours offer beginners and experienced paddlers alike a chance to observe orca whales, porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and other wildlife at eye level. Other viewing attractions include breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, lighthouses and intertidal sea life.
Libations and Atmosphere – Visit the Westcott Bay Cider/San Juan Distillery in Friday Harbor to sample locally crafted and brewed cider, made in an Adrian copper still from Germany. Using Pacific Northwest apples, the distillery makes apple brandy with a crisp, English-style flavor. The San Juan Vineyards, also located in Friday Harbor, is a winery, vineyard, tasting room, and gift shop.
There’s always a reason to celebrate in Friday Harbor! Come be a part of the fun all summer long!