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2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
"You'll start out by visiting Fisherman's Wharf a local house boat community. From there make your way in the inner harbour to view the Parliament Buildings as well as the famous Empress Hotel. You'll then pass through the historical shopping district downtown as you make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown.Afterwards drive through the heritage community of James Bay to see the Emily Carr House the famous childhood home of local Canadian painter Emily Carr. Then journey through the Beacon Hill Park to visit some local Peacocks and view the world's tallest Totem Pole. Pass through the Lieutenant Governor's Estate and Mansion and then head toward pass through the beautiful Oak Bay Village and stop at the Oak Bay Marina to visit some local harbor seals. Afterwards
From CAD220.00
 
Victoria Grand City Private Tour and Craigdarroch Castle
"Travel in a private 10-passenger van as you explore Victoria known for its historical venues and scenic landscapes. Your 1.5-hour tour starts with pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging. After meeting your driver and guide you will make your way to the downtown core near Victoria's inner harbour. Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum which features artifacts galleries and collections of British Columbia's natural modern and human history. Afterwards
From CAD168.00
 
Craigdarroch Castle Pedicab Tour
"Craigdarroch Castle is an old Scottish baronial castle that sits atop Victoria's highest point. Built in the late 1880's for a wealthy coal baron this castle displays the opulence of the late Victorian age. The castle is perched next to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed during her visits to Victoria. The stunningly remarkable gardens offer mountain views a Japanese garden Rhododendrons a classic English rose garden and a myriad of West Coast garden scenes. You will also visit Victoria's oldest and largest churches. The route passes by several character homes offering guests a taste of Victoria's charm. This tour is seasonal and only operates from February through to November."""
From CAD108.00

More Transportation in Friday Harbor

Susie's Mopeds (+ "scootcars" + other vehicles)

As a general rule, brining a car to the San Juan Islands comes with its own set of headaches, including trying to get it on the ferry during the peak periods.You may be better off trying to rent...
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glabah
Dec 20, 2015

Washington State Ferries: How Most People Arrive

The San Juan Islands services are the most complicated of those offered by the Washington State Ferry system. Some ships depart Anacortes, and run direct to Friday Harbor. Other trips stop at Lopez...
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glabah
Dec 20, 2015

Puget Sound Express: Port Townsend - Friday Harbor

From early May to late September, Puget Sound Express offers direct Port Townsend to Friday Harbor trips for walk-on passengers (the boat is not a vehicle ferry). These trips are conducted somewhat...
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glabah
Nov 04, 2015

Island Airporter: Quick Airport Van Service

If you are trying to get to and from San Juan Island (including Friday Harbor) to the Seattle area in a way that is reasonably fast, but not as expensive as Kenmore Air, then you may wish to consider...
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glabah
Mar 31, 2015

Taxi Service is Available

Taxi services are available in the San Juan Islands, and especially in Friday Harbor. However, it should be noted that these services are primarily one person or two or three people operations....
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glabah
Jul 13, 2014

San Juan Transit (Seasonal Bus Service)

NOTE: The photo above does not show the San Juan Transit bus stopped at the ferry terminal. It is stopped in traffic. The actual bus stop for the ferry terminal is to the left of this view, in the...
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glabah
Jul 06, 2014
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Faster than Ferry: San Juan Airlines

It is a good thing that someone is offering air service different than what is offered by Kenmore Air, as it does add a few options to getting around.San Juan Airlines offers flights from island to...
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glabah
May 31, 2014

Direct Seattle - Friday Harbor Boat: The Clipper

While the Victoria Clipper primarily aims its sights at Seattle to Victoria service all year, and the name "Clipper Vacations" implies they are a package tour company, the fact is their primary...
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glabah
Oct 30, 2013

Fastest Way to Get Here: Kenmore Air

While Friday Harbor does in fact have an airport, many of the flights don't actually leave from the airport. Instead, they depart and arrive right on the water. Kenmore Air is the most frequent flyer...
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glabah
Jul 19, 2013

Island Bicycles (Bicycle Rental)

There are considerable advantages to using a bicycle when visiting the San Juan Islands. It does mean being prepared for whatever the weather is throwing at the islands but at the same time you don't...
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glabah
Nov 14, 2012

Ferry

I haven't actually been to Friday Harbor except on the ferry from Anacortes to Victoria on a bus tour.The web page is a harbor cam for Friday Harbor Crossing Time: Approximately 70 minutes.Vehicle...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

beware of taxi fares

I took a taxi out to Roche Harbor and didn't know that there are NO published rates on Friday Harbor, so they charged me $35.00 - two people, 2 bags. Unreal. Turns out there is another taxi that only...
texaslonghorn
Jan 10, 2010

flying to the islands

I have lived in the islands for over ten years. When I don't have time to take the ferry -- or when I'm going to or coming from some place other than Anacortes -- I fly Northwast Sky Ferry...
birdwalker
Sep 16, 2007

flying to the islands

I have lived in the islands for over ten years. When I don't have time to take the ferry -- or when I'm going to or coming from some place other than Anacortes -- I fly Northwast Sky Ferry...
birdwalker
Sep 16, 2007

Top Hotels in Friday Harbor

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2371 Mitchell Bay Road, , Friday Harbor, Washingto
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260 'B' Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, United States
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4313 Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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770 Mullis Street, 98250
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318 Trumpeter Way, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, United States
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Top Things to Do in Friday Harbor

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Whale Watching

My previous experience with Whale Watching Trips was the Victoria Clipper (see my Seattle tip on that, as they operate a day trip out of Seattle). One of the problems with the Clipper, however, is...
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Lime Kiln Point State Park - Whale-Watching

Take the road to Limekiln State Park and be attentive on the way maybe you see wales even before you reach the park. That is what happened to us. We noticed a photographer on the cliffs so we pulled...
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Whale Museum

These days perhaps it is a bit ironic that a location that has some of the most coveted views in Friday Harbor in fact is a museum building that has few windows at all, and only one tiny one that take...
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Kayak Trips - Kayaking

Friday Harbor, unfortunately, doesn't have a huge amount in it in terms of excitement in the evening. So, while I was wandering through town looking for somewhere to eat dinner, I noticed a sign in...
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American Camp

The American Camp is a National Historic site, where the US troops camped for 12 years during the Great Pig War. (See Travelog for more detail). A small visitor center exists that has a few artifacts...
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San Juan Islands

Finding things to do in the San Juan Islands can be an interesting experience, and not necessarily easy for those who are used to finding out about everything online. Here in the San Juan Islands,...
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Top 5 Friday Harbor Writers

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glabah

"Last Stop before You Need Your Passport"
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paulscuba

"Friday Harbor/San Juan Island"
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Elli99fh

"Friday Harbor, Washington"
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"San Juan island Page"
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Toughluck

"You'll want to come back."
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