San Juan Islands' Best


Boasting an average of 247 days of sunshine every year, Friday Harbor offers an abundance of outdoor activities to choose from. From land seekers to sea seekers, the San Juan Islands boast recreation opportunities for all types of travelers.
boating - sailing

Boating - Sailing

Friday Harbor Boat Rentals
Offering various rental boats for cruising, island-hopping, sailing, and fishing to individuals with basic boating experience. Crab pots are also available for rent.

San Juan Classic Day Sailing
Offers 3 hour, 1/2 day and full day sailing charters, sailing to and from many of the islands that make up the San Juan Archipelago while providing knowledge of local wildlife, weather phenomenon's, and historical island lore along the way.

Schooners North
Sailing aboard a traditionally gaff-rigged vessel engages your senses and takes you to another place, a time away from a busy world. The experience of a cruise in the San Juan Islands and the ship Spike Africa is filled with history, adventure, and romance. Close your eyes, and you’ll hear the wind in the rigging and the water against a wooden hull, smell and taste the fresh salt air, and feel the gentle motion of the boat as she glides through the sea. These sensations have are shared among seafarers since the dawn of sail. Our sail cruises depart from Friday Harbor and return to the same port.



Crystal Seas Kayaking
Offers 3-hour, day, and multi-day tours in the San Juan Islands with naturalist guides. See whales, eagles, seals and more. No experience required.

San Juan Kayak Expeditions
The islands original sea kayaking outfitter, established in 1980 offers guided 3 hour, full trips, multi-day trips and sea kayak rentals. We specialize in personal service, quality gear and fun, and knowledgeable guides. Sea kayak with orca whales, porpoise, sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles and more!

Sea Quest Kayak Expeditions
Take a tour with a biologist who will guide you on a kayak quest for whales. Offering everything from day tours to 5-day camping trips.

Discovery Sea Kayak
Offers trips that meet individual needs and abilities. They provide all necessary gear, equipment and instruction.




Meat Machine Cycles
Meat Machine Cycles is located in the heart of Friday Harbor. The shop was founded to serve the needs of both visitors and locals without being a “rental shop”. Stop by to see us for any cycling related needs or join us on a group ride.

Cycle San Jaun
Cycle San Juan offers new, well maintained rental bikes from Specialized, Gazelle, and Fuji.
Pickup at their storefront in Friday Harbor or let them bring the bike to you with  Island wide delivery service available for a small fee.

getting around

Getting Around

Susie's Mopeds
Moped, electric car, and scoot coupe rentals. The best way to tour the Island's 48-mile loop!


Right outside our front door you can experience the best boutique shopping, catch a movie or play, kayak around the island, set off on a whale-watching excursion, and more.
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