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ONLY A FERRY OR PLANE RIDE AWAY

Getting to San Juan Island

Orca Water Top Breach

GETTING HERE IS HALF THE FUN

Experience the Islands

Located just 90 miles north of Seattle, the town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island is an easy day-trip adventure from downtown Seattle. 

The city of Anacortes is the gateway to the San Juan Islands. If you are driving, Anacortes will be your starting point for traveling to any of the San Juan Islands via ferry. 

If you are driving, you must take the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor to reach your San Juan Safaris whale watch & wildlife tour departure location.

Flying from Seattle to San Juan Islands

YOU DON'T NEED A CAR

Fly to San Juan Islands from Seattle

Travel with Kenmore Air, which has 60 years of flying experience, to the charming seaside town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

We make it so easy. The seaplane base in Kenmore, WA on Lake Washington is a short 20 minute taxi ride from any downtown Seattle hotel. Overnight packages can depart from Lake Union. 

Your spectacular flight will bring you to the docks at Friday Harbor where your pilot will direct you to our waterfront office for check in.

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THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET TO US

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Driving Directions From Seattle

Time: Allow at least 2 hours

Directions from Seattle to Ferry Terminal in Anacortes

Directions: 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 (San Juan Island Ferries) to the ferry landing. Ride the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island to meet your whale watch & wildlife tour departure. Map of Driving Directions from Seattle to Ferry Terminal in Anacortes.

Driving Directions From Bellingham

Time: Allow at least 1-1/2 hours

Directions from Bellingham to Ferry Terminal in Anacortes

Directions: Take Interstate 5 south to Burlington exit, #230. Turn west (left) on Highway 20 until you reach Anacortes. Once in downtown Anacortes, follow the signs (San Juan Island Ferries) to the ferry landing. Ride the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island to meet your whale watch & wildlife tour departure. Map of Driving Directions from Bellingham to Ferry Terminal in Anacortes.

Driving Directions From Port Townsend

Directions: If you are driving, you will need to take the Keystone Ferry. On extremely low tides, this ferry cannot run, so be sure you check the schedules carefully. We keep a tide chart, so ask us about the tides. This ferry will land in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. From here, take Highway 20 north to Anacortes. Once in downtown Anacortes, follow the signs (San Juan Island Ferries) to the ferry landing. Ride the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island to meet your whale watch & wildlife tour departure. Map of Driving Directions from Port Townsed to Ferry Terminal in Anacortes.

Directions from Port Townsend to Ferry Terminal in Anacortes