San Juan Island has something fun for everyone; amazing wildlife, beautiful driftwood strewn beaches, great restaurants, fantastic art and so much more! Discovery Inn is the perfect home base to enjoy all that San Juan Island has to offer and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to help you plan the perfect stay!
Whale Watching & Other Adventures
The waters surrounding San Juan Island are the best place in North America to see wild orcas, and Friday Harbor has many whale watching tours available.
- San Juan Excursions
- Western Prince Whale and Wildlife Tours
- Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
- San Juan Safaris
There is more fun to be had on the water. Go kayaking for an up close look at marine life and our beautiful shoreline, or go on a charter sail for a memorable day of fun.
There is plenty of fun and adventure to be had on land as well! Enjoy biking, zip lining and horse back riding, you won’t run out of fun activities on your San Juan Island vacation!
Pizza and Bar & Grill’s:
- Van Go’s Pizza
- Cousin Vinnie’s New York Pizza
- JP’s Restaurant & Bar
- Haley’s Sports Bar & Grill
- Top of the Town Lounge
- Blue Water Bar & Grill
- San Juan Brewery
- Everelse Wine Bar
- Cease & Desist Beerhouse
- Vinny’s Ristorante
- Duck Soup
- McMillian’s Dining Room
- Coho Restaurant
- Mike’s Cafe & Wine bar
- The Restaurant at Friday House
Other Specialty Spots:
Dining, Eateries, & Watering Holes
San Juan Island, and Friday Harbor in particular, are teeming with great restaurants for every palate. Enjoy fresh ingredients, farm to table restaurants, and great sea food at a variety of dine in or dine out options. Here is a list of some of our favorites.
Lunch & Dinner:
- Vic’s Drive-In
- Aloha Friday Hawaiian BBQ
- Spring Street Deli
- Golden Triangle
- Ernie’s Aviation Cafe
- The Bait Shop
- Hermosa Mexican Kitchen
- Westcott Bay Shellfish Co
- King’s Market Deli
- Friday’s Crab House
Historical Sites, Museums, & Attractions
There are so many things to see on San Juan Island that are unique to here and only here, and many are either FREE or accept donations… It’s time to discover…
Getting Here & Getting Around the Island
There are only 2 ways to get to San Juan Island…by air or by sea. Which ever one you choose, the journey itself is half the fun. Leave your worries on the mainland and arrive to Friday Harbor relaxed and ready for a great get away!
A vehicle is highly recommended to explore the island, but there are several options for getting around the Island if you choose not to bring your car on the ferry or if you fly here.
We do have auto rentals on the island. It may not be Hertz or Enterprise, but they will be happy to accommodate you.