How to Get to the San Juan Islands
HOW TO GET THERE
You are responsible for providing your own transportation to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, WA, where your trip begins. You should arrive the night before your kayak tour. Most of our guests arrive at the Seattle/Tacoma (SeaTac) Airport, take the Airporter Shuttle bus to the Anacortes ferry or drive a rental car to Anacortes on the northern coast. At Anacortes you can then take the Washington State Ferry (accommodates walk-ons and motor vehicles) to San Juan Island. Kenmore Air has Floatplanes to Friday Harbor from Seattle and the Victoria Clipper is a passenger-only ferry departing from downtown Seattle with one departure. See the San Juan web directory http://www.sanjuandirectory.com for info on logistics, lodging, restaurants, etc.
- Bellair Charters Airporter Shuttle (866.235.5247) airporter.com: This 2.5-hour shuttle service between Anacortes and SeaTac Airport has very professional buses and drivers. The shuttle leaves SeaTac 11 times a day with the last shuttle departing at 11:30 p.m. You are required to make a reservation when returning from Anacortes to SeaTac because shuttles run intermittently. Please visit their website for the latest fares.
- Washington State Ferry (206.464.6400) wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/: This one-hour ferry runs between Anacortes and Friday Harbor (on San Juan Island) and schedules can be found on their website. You’ll want to coordinate airport shuttle and ferry departure times. On the ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes, no tickets or fares are collected (free). Please visit their website for the latest fares.
- Kenmore Air (866.435.9524) kenmoreair.com: Floatplanes to Friday Harbor. Maximum luggage weight restrictions apply.
- Victoria Clipper’s “San Juan Express” (800.888.2535) victoriaclipper.com: One boat departure daily from Seattle to San Juan Island (Friday Harbor).