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Destination guides > North America > USA > West Coast > Washington > San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands consists of hundreds of islands north of Puget Sound. The islands are accessible from either Anacortes or Seattle and during summer around 1.5 million visitors descend upon the islands, particularly the larger islands like San Juan Island, Orcas Island and Lopez Island.

Practical information

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

640 Mullis St Unit 210 Bldg A, Friday Harbor, WA 98250-7940
Tel 888 468 3701

Coming & going

Washington State Ferries (tel (206) 464 6400 or 800 843 3779; website sails from Anacortes to the main islands in the group and Victoria Clipper (tel 800 888 2535; website sails from Pier 69 in Seattle to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

Local transport

Washington State Ferries (tel (206) 464 6400 or 800 843 3779; website and San Juan Transit (tel (360) 378 8887 or 800 887 8387; website provide transport between the islands and San Juan Transit also runs buses on San Juan Island.

Hostel accommodation

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Doe Bay, Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98279
Tel (360) 376 2291

Wayfarer's Rest

35 Malcolm Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Tel (360) 378 6428

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