View of the Port of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Washington
Three Distinguished Museums
While Friday Harbor is a far cry from the ‘big city,’ it’s home to three distinguished museums including The Whale Museum, the San Juan Historical Museum and the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA). Recently opened, the IMA has been recognized as a premier international art museum.
Guided Whale Watching Trips
The protected waters around the San Juan Islands have long been home to many of Mother Nature’s magnificent creatures. Some stay close to the islands throughout the years and others visit during their yearly migration. The most popular of the islands’ water inhabitants is without a doubt the killer whales (aka orcas). Mid-April through October, guided whale watching trips depart daily from the Friday Harbor Marina.