The largest town in the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor is a hub for galleries featuring local artists and restaurants with seasonally changing menus.

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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.


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