Get a Glimpse of “Island Time”
At the edge of the US and Canadian border, the San Juan Islands rest in the Olympic Rain Shadow. Fondly referred to as the “Banana Belt,” the islands enjoy an average 250 days of sunshine. The collection of natural harbors, gentle waterways and exquisite scenery has long made it a boaters’ paradise. In recent years, fertile lands and access to some of the regions best seafood have attracted chefs from around the globe. Today, the San Juans are recognized as a gourmet archipelago.
Reach the Islands by Plane
With Kenmore Air, the San Juan Islands are just 45 minutes away. Home based out of Seattle, this local airline offers daily flights to the three major islands: Orcas Island, San Juan Island, and Lopez Island. Flights depart from one of Kenmore Air’s three Seattle terminals and offer stunning scenic views.
Reach the Islands by Ferry
Two and a half hours north of Seattle, Anacortes has nestled itself into Fidalgo Island. The city is bordered by waterways and bays such as Rosario Strait and Fidalgo Bay. It’s the launching point for the Washington State Ferry’s Anacortes/San Juan Islands route. Daily departure times change seasonally.