San Juan Island is the 2nd largest island of the 172 islands that make up the San Juan Archapelago located in the Northwest corner of Washington. The San Juan Islands get a lot less rainfall due to their location in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains to the Southwest which makes it a great place to enjoy the scenic outdoors. The abundant bird life is remarkable with the great bald eagle, blue heron, peregrine falcon, osprey, oyster catchers to name a few. The waters of the San Juan Islands are home to an abundant sea life population. Dall's porpoise, seals, stellar sea lions, otters, and a variety of fish including salmon, lingcod and halibut live in the waters of the San Juans. However, the most famous resident of these waters are the resident pods of Orca Whales.
The San Juans are accessible to the public by water or air. The most common means of travel is by the Washington State Ferry. See the link to the ferry schedule below.
Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor are wonderful seaside villages on San Juan Island. Friday Harbor is the county seat for San Juan County. Enjoy the small town feeling with the eclectic collection of great boutiques, restaurants, café/coffee houses, galleries and bookstore. The Washington state ferry docks at this historic sea port which includes nice marina and airstrip.