3 Things to do in the San Juan Islands, WA in May

With resumed tours, the San Juan Islands are again becoming a popular destination in the new season. Find the updated information on boat tours and excursions in the area!

How to get to the San Juan Islands, WA

– explore driving directions from Seattle, Bellingham, and Port Townsend to Anacortes, where you have to take the ferry to Friday Harbor.
– consider flying from Seattle
– if you want to avoid traffic and Anacortes ferry lines, opt for the San Juan Clipper ferry for the fastest direct journey from Pier 69 in Seattle to San Juan Island.

The Whale Museum, WA

from $9 general, $6 seniors, $4 students, free: children under 5

The museum covers all the information about orcas’ conservation and their complex relations with people.

You can consider guided or unguided tours. With diverse educational programs, it is easy to prepare for a visit beforehand.

PO Box 945 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 378-4710

 Classic Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour, Friday Harbor, WA

from $119 adults, $89 children

This San Juan Vessel tour by San Juan Safaris is the best choice for travelers with children (2-12 years). The trip takes 3-4 hours.

With marine naturalists on board, your trip will be educational and entertaining. You will learn a lot about orcas, seals, eagles, and many other species.

And this type of journey is more comfortable too. The vessels take out on average 40 passengers.

10 Front Street Suite #102 Friday Harbor, WA 98250  (360)378-1323.

Kayak trips, Friday Harbor, WA

from $ 89

Sea Quest Expeditions has recently restarted their 3-hour morning and 6-hour afternoon kayak tours in the San Juan Islands.

The former option is more suitable for those who only want to enjoy beautiful views in the sea, while the latter is better for adventurers whose primary goal is to see orca whales.

From May 8, additionally, more kayak trips will be launched. The whale watching season in the area is from April to October when orcas come close to the island for their primary food – salmon.

Check hours and make online reservations on Sea Quest Expeditions website.

2 Front St PO Box 2424 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 298-7364

Call the Oyster Bar and make an early reservation 360-766-6185.

*Prices subject to change.