san juan orcas island guided day tour - friday harbor ferry landing


September 30 – March 28    8:30am-6:30pm
$247 adult, $123.5 child (10 & under)

Activity level: easy

Experience the “island way of life” beginning with the 65 min ferry ride, along the San Juan Island Scenic Byway, from Anacortes to Friday Harbor. Upon arrival, your San Juan Island Day Tour guide extraordinaire will drive you around the island visiting its iconic destinations to take in their sights, sounds and smells:

  • San Juan Island’s 20-acre Sculpture Garden
  • Roche Harbor Seaside Village and Marina harboring its historic Hotel De Haro and quaint seaside village
  • Lime Kiln Point State Park and Lighthouse
  • Pelindaba Lavender & Alpaca Farms (optional)

Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will discuss the natural history, geology, flora and fauna (especially Orcas and other marine mammals), ways of life and the importance of one animal in the history of the San Juan islands.

Upon returning to Friday Harbor, visit the Orca Museum, galleries, boutiques and enjoy lunch at one of the many outstanding restaurants.

Want to venture up to the highest point on the San Juan Islands?  We’ll hop on the ferry to Orcas Island, continuing our journey along the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway, up to Mount Constitution at 2410 ft.  From there, you’ll admire stunning views of: the San Juan Islands & Salish Sea; Mount Baker, the North Cascades & Olympic Mountains; Vancouver Island & the Coast Mountains; and, Mount Rainier! (on clear days, of course).  Summer option only.

Want to hike up or around Mount Constitution?  Want to explore the rest of Orcas Island?  Please inquire.

Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers

Includes: ferry tickets

Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity

Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.

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30 years safely guiding Adventures for thousands of happy Adventurers!

This Adventure is professionally lead by Naturalist-Guide (and owner) Stephanie.  She has guided all sorts of fun and educational land and water-based Adventures, throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, for the past 30 years.  She shares her passion for nature on every Adventure, as well as her knowledge of the natural & cultural history, marine & terrestrial habitats, flora & fauna, and ways of life of NW Washington.  Read more about her.

Got questions?   (360) 47 47 47 9

san juan orcas island guided day tour - lime kiln point lighthouse

Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car? Easy. Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train from the Seattle King Station to the Mount Vernon Station pickup.  Other options include the Amtrak Thruway Bus, Greyhound bus, public transit bus and the Airporter Shuttle.

The San Juan Orcas Island Guided Day Tour is an ideal Adventure for a single traveler, couples, a small group of friends or family, or a private charter.

Stay longer for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington. Add the Mount Baker Day Tour, North Cascades National Park Day Tour, Anacortes “Wild Side” Eco Tour and/or Day Hiking in the North Cascades to this Adventure. Check out the rest of our Guided Adventures and please inquire about accommodations.