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Top things to do in San Juan Islands

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Zip San Juan (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Come and experience for yourself the only Zip Line Tour in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Our family friendly zip... more » Owner description: Come and experience for yourself the only Zip Line Tour in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Our family friendly zip tour features 8 zip lines that will take you through a beautiful forest, across an otter inhabited lake and over protected wetlands. This tour is an amazing way to experience the natural landscape of San Juan Island while zipping from platform to platform through the forest canopy.Upon reaching the site, you will be given an orientation and then have the opportunity to practice zipping on our smaller practice zip lines. After this, our guides will lead you on a brief hike to the first of the zip lines. Throughout your tour you will soar past tall Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, and experience the forest and wetlands from a viewpoint usually exclusive to birds.Tours last approximately 3 hours, which includes travel time to and from the course. The Zip San Juan course is approximately 10 minutes from Friday Harbor. Zip San Juan can provide your transportation to and from Friday Harbor to the zip site. « less
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Ranked #2 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Ships; Landmarks
Owner description: Offering 3-hour day-sails aboard Classic Wooden Sloop "Aura" from May to October, departing from the Deer Harbor Marina.... more » Owner description: Offering 3-hour day-sails aboard Classic Wooden Sloop "Aura" from May to October, departing from the Deer Harbor Marina. Learn to sail, steer and handle llines as much or as little as you desire. Bring food for a floating picnic. We will navigate through the scenic heart of the San Juans. Maximum 6 people. It's beautiful out there! « less
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Ranked #4 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic shoreline.
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks

Consider Heading out to one of the outer islands like Sucia Island State Park, Matia Island State Park, or Stuart Island State Park. There are roughly a dozen remote island parks... more »

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Ranked #7 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our... more » Owner description: Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are in Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center staffed by Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) volunteers and all donations support the Center and other FOLKS programs & projects in Lime Kiln Point State Park. There is also a small gift shop in the Interpretive Center. « less
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #8 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, spread over 25 beautiful acres with lake and Olympic Mountain views, has become one of the San... more » Owner description: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, spread over 25 beautiful acres with lake and Olympic Mountain views, has become one of the San Juans' most popular visitor destinations. More than 200 lavender-based, botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household & pet care products are handcrafted and sold on-site. « less
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Sharks Reef Sanctuary (Lopez Island)
Ranked #9 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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The Whale Museum (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #10 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Museums
Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.
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Cattle Point (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #11 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
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English Camp (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #12 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Spencer Spit State Park (Lopez Island)
Ranked #14 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Art Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
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Stuart Island State Park (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #16 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: ; State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Lopez Island Bike Ride (Lopez Island)
Ranked #17 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: Suitable for the whole family, Lopez Island features a 30-mile bike circuit that is one of the flattest and tamest in the San... more » Owner description: Suitable for the whole family, Lopez Island features a 30-mile bike circuit that is one of the flattest and tamest in the San Juan Islands. « less
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Turtleback Mountain (Orcas Island)
Ranked #18 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Islands; Mountains; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The largest of the San Juan islands is also one of the prettiest, with rocky terrain for hiking and dramatic shorelines for... more » Owner description: The largest of the San Juan islands is also one of the prettiest, with rocky terrain for hiking and dramatic shorelines for kayaking and whale watching. « less
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Ranked #20 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
This park offers some of the best whale watching.
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Schooners North (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #21 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Doe Bay Hot Springs (Orcas Island)
Ranked #23 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Clothing is optional at this popular hot spring.
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WaterWorks Gallery (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #24 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: WaterWorks Galley is San Juan Island’s premiere gallery for contemporary artwork. Established in 1985 with the concept of... more » Owner description: WaterWorks Galley is San Juan Island’s premiere gallery for contemporary artwork. Established in 1985 with the concept of showcasing artists based in the the Pacific Northwest and the San Juan Islands. A recent addition is Art jewelry. The work of the gallery’s painters and sculptors reflect the unique Northwest experience. Artists and their visions evolve and change, stimulated by the changing times we live in. Cheers « less
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Ranked #25 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks

Lummi Island is a quiet little island in the San Juans. It is very laid back and mostly undeveloped.  There are several beaches, most of which are protected areas managed by the... more »

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Judd Cove (Orcas Island)
Ranked #26 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Judd Cove is a little known public waterfront area owned by the Land Bank and The Trust for Public Land.  Besides the beautiful water views it also has a semi restored Lime Kiln... more »

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Ranked #27 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Island Body & Fitness (Lopez Island)
Ranked #28 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Health Clubs
Horseshu Guest Ranch (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #29 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 38 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Come learn about the natural and human history at the summit of Mt. Constitution. We are staffed by volunteers and all... more » Owner description: Come learn about the natural and human history at the summit of Mt. Constitution. We are staffed by volunteers and all donations support Moran State Park. Come see our live newt exhibits or our kokanee tank. Learn about the television broadcast history by KVOS. Great hands on activities for kids and adults 11 am to 4 pm rain or shine. « less
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