The San Juan Islands are a magical archipelago, carved from massive tectonic events, several ice ages, and the daily weathering of wind and water. Their beauty is unsurpassed and leaves one feeling as if they have traveled to a place which exists outside the rules of the rest of the world. The San Juan Islands have a well-deserved reputation as being one of the most spectacular places in the world to sea kayak.
The Islands have a rich cultural and natural history all their own, and today they are home to an eclectic mix of artists, industry, and tourism. The beautiful environment, temperate weather and fascinating variety of marine mammals and bird species all add to their allure.
Step off the Washington State ferry in Friday Harbor and the scenery will envelop you; the community will welcome you. Islanders have a deep appreciation for the environment which gives them a unique perspective and relationship with their surroundings. This connection to the land and water echoes of times past, but not forgotten.