Explore the Island
The Discovery Inn will provide you with a great "home base" for all your Island adventures. Let our friendly staff help you make plans and reservations for:
- Award winning dining
- Whale watching
- Wildlife viewing
- Festivals and events
- San Juan Island Community Theater
- Sailing and fishing charters
- Hiking and exploring lakes, mountains and forests
- Beach combing
- Art galleries
Located steps from the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, San Juan Safaris Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours has an excellent reputation for respectful wildlife viewing. Owner operated since 1995 this company is known for providing high quality, small group size whale watching & wildlife tours. Discovery Inn guests receive a 10% discount on tours and trips booked through the Inn.
San Juan Outfitters offers kayaking and whale watching tours. Tours depart daily from Roche Harbor from mid April through early October. A complimentary shuttle service is available. Discovery Inn guests receive a 10% discount on tours and trips booked through the Inn.
Explore San Juan Island at your leisure with a moped, scoot-car, or car from Susie's Mopeds, an island tradition since 1986. Pack your lunches and enjoy spectacular scenery of a full day tour or head off to a specific location like the Whale Watch Park. Two (2) locations Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor where you can also rent bicycles.
Leave your car behind and explore San Juan Island utilizing San Juan Transit. Located steps from the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, San Juan Transit offers transportation around San Juan Island as well as guided tours. They serve Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Krystal Acres Alpaca Ranch, San Juan Vineyard, Whale Watch Park (Limekiln Point State Park), English Camp (by reservation), Lakedale Campground Resort and the Friday Harbor Airport (by reservation).
Pelindaba Lavender Farm is the premier organic grower of lavender plants, distiller of lavender essential oils and handcrafter of over 240 lavender products in the Pacific Northwest. Stroll through the fields, harvest your own fragrant bouquet, visit the gift store with their handcrafted lavender products, taste their farm-made lavender beverages and baked goods.
The Sculpture Park is on the west side of the island overlooking Westcott Bay within walking distance of Roche Harbor, and the museum is located in Friday Harbor near the landing where ferries stop on their way to and from the Washington State mainland and Victoria B.C. on Vancouver Island.
The San Juan Island National Historical Park, including American Camp and English Camp, was created in 1966. For it was here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over a pig shot by an American farmer. Actually, it was a bit more complicated than that.
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