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Things to do in San Juan Islands

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Zip San Juan (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Amusement/ Theme 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 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State 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 #4 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: National 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 #5 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Sharks Reef Sanctuary (Lopez Island)
Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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The Whale Museum (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #8 of 34 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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English Camp (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Iceberg Point (Lopez Island)
Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Spencer Spit State Park (Lopez Island)
Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State Parks
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Cattle Point (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #12 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Geologic Formations
Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Lopez Island Bike Ride (Lopez Island)
Ranked #15 of 34 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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Ranked #16 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Art Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
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Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Parks; Islands; Mountains
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 #18 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches
This park offers some of the best whale watching.
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Stuart Island State Park (Friday Harbor)
Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Obstruction Pass (Orcas Island)
Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Turtleback Mountain (Orcas Island)
Ranked #21 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #22 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #23 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Islands

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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Doe Bay Hot Springs (Orcas Island)
Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Clothing is optional at this popular hot spring.
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Ranked #25 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Judd Cove (Orcas Island)
Ranked #26 of 34 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 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: At the heart of Orcas Island located in the San Juan Islands off the coast of the State of Washington. One of the most... more » Owner description: At the heart of Orcas Island located in the San Juan Islands off the coast of the State of Washington. One of the most breathtaking and enjoyable, yet one of the best kept secrets of the Pacific Northwest. This quaint, challenging regulation and WSGA rated course, now 50 years old, has all the nuances required by both amateur and professional golfers. It offers excellent Astoria Bent greens, well designed tees and fairways plus dangerously positioned water hazards, all surrounded by beautiful evergreens, abundant wildlife and the magic of Orcas Island. « less
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Ranked #28 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Natural History 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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Reuben Tarte Memorial Park (San Juan Island)
Ranked #29 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
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Lopez Island Golf Club (Lopez Island)
Ranked #30 of 34 attractions in San Juan Islands
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: The Lopez Island Golf Club, a private club open to the public, offers a unique golf experience for all levels of golfers.... more » Owner description: The Lopez Island Golf Club, a private club open to the public, offers a unique golf experience for all levels of golfers. Located on beautiful Lopez Island, the course is a 9-hole course that plays as 18, with separate tee boxes and pins for the front and back nine. There are no tee times and seldom more than a brief wait, if any. Why not make golf a part of your next visit to Lopez? « less
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