Things To Do

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
  • Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Festivals and events
  • San Juan Island Community Theater
  • Sailing and fishing charters
  • Biking
  • Hiking and exploring lakes, mountains and forests
  • Beach combing
  • Art galleries
  • Shopping

FRIDAYHARBOR.COM is your guide for all things San Juan Island. Find information on things to do, local events, restaurants to try, island history and much more.

San Juan Safaris 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.

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.

San Juan 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.

San Juan Island National Historical Park, including American Camp and English Camp, was created in 1966. In 1859 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.