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.



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.


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 (Lime Kiln 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 for handcrafted lavender products, and sample farm-made lavender beverages and snacks.


San Juan Sculpture Park is on the west side of the island, overlooking Westcott Bay and within walking distance of Roche Harbor. The museum is located in Friday Harbor, near the landing, where ferries stop on their way to and from the Washington mainland and Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island. The sculptures are updated and rotated often, with new artwork to see every time you visit.


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, in an event we call the Pig War - but that's just part of the story. Visit these beautiful sites to learn more, and catch a glimpse of wild bald eagles or black foxes while you're at it.