By Car

The islands are served by the ferry terminal in Anacortes. By car, take I-5 to the Burlington exit (exit 230), travel west on Highway 20 to Anacortes and follow the signs to the ferry terminal.

Ferry traffic can be heavy especially in the summer months and it is strongly advised to get your car in line at least one and a half hours ahead of your departure time. During peak times (weekends and weekdays between 10am and 5pm) you may want to arrive earlier as wait times can be double or triple.

If you choose to leave your car behind, you can pay to park it in the terminal parking lot. Please note that space is limited. For parking information call 360.757.4433

The ferry terminal is served by the Airporter Shuttle (from Sea-Tac Airport to Anacortes Ferry terminal) 1-866-235-5247 and Island Airporter 360-378-7438.

By Plane

Charter service between the islands and the destination is available from Island Air (360) 378-2376 Northwest Sky Ferry and Westwind Aviation (360 378-6991).

San Juan Airlines provides daily scheduled flights from Bellingham, Anacortes, British Columbia and Inter-island. 360-378-7717

Kenmore Air flies float planes between Lake Union, in downtown Seattle, or nearby Lake Washington and land planes out of Boeing Filed. 866.435.9524

Westwind Aviation (360-317-5331) provides air charter service in to the San Juan Islands, to/from Seattle and many other Northwest destinations.

If you are traveling on a private plane, The Port of Friday Airport has a 3400 by 75 foot runway, 12,500 pound weight limit, and 45 spaces for guest aircraft.


The ferries provide many amenities for travelers. Local and national newspapers are available, as well as well-stocked information kiosks to help you plan your visit.

The ferry schedules change quarterly, so it is important to consult a current schedule when planning your trip. Washington State ferries provides current scheduling information by telephone at 206.464.6400 or 800.84.FERRY. Scheduling information is also available by visiting their website at: The Victoria Clipper has regular service from Seattle. The Victoria Express offers passenger ferry service from Port Angeles and Victoria, B.C.

Fares vary according to the size and height of your vehicle, as well as the number of passengers you carry. Children under age five travel free, while children ages 5-11 travel at half fare. Persons 65 and older, as well as disabled passengers, travel at a reduced rate. Round-trip fares are collected on all travel from east to west, whether from Anacortes or inter-island. Return tickets are not required on any ferry runs except those from Sidney, B.C. Reservations are not accepted (except for the Sydney run).

The Washington State Ferries make two daily trips from Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. during the summer months. Reservations for the Sydney trip are encouraged and can be made by calling 800.84.FERRY.

San Juan Island boating information:

  • Caprons Landing - 360-378-3497

  • Jensen's Shipyard - 360-378-4343

  • Port of Friday Harbor - 360-378-2688

  • Roche Harbor Village & Marina - 360-378-2155

  • San Juan County Park - 360-378-2992

  • Shipyard Cove - 360-378-5101

  • Snug Harbor Resort - 360-378-4762

  • Humpback Hauling 360-317-7433,, U.S.C.G. certified up to 49 passengers/vehicles/frieght, licensed captains, Based in Roche Harbor.

Seattle to San Juan Island

By Passenger Boat/Ferry:

  • Victoria Clipper III: Daily late June to early September with connections to and from Victoria B.C. *800-888-2535/206-448-5000

  • San Juan Explorer: Weekends February to mid-May; Daily mid- May to mid-September; Weekends mid-September to October*

From Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula:

By Passenger Boat:

  • Puget Sound Express (360) 385-5288 or email

  • Port Townsend-San Juan Island (Friday Harbor)

  • Departs Port Townsend, Washington at 9:00am and returns at 5:00pm

  • Arrives Friday Harbor, Washington at 12:30pm and departs at 2:30pm

  • Early May into September

From Bellingham WA to San Juan Island Friday Harbor

  • San Juan Cruises: Bellingham Cruises Terminal 355 Harris Avenue, Suite #104

  • Bellingham, WA 98225 Toll Free: 800.443.4552 Email:

  • May 5 - May 27 | Saturdays & Sundays Only

  • June 2 - September 16 | Daily

  • September 22 - September 30 | Saturdays & Sundays Only

From Sidney, B.C. (Canada, near Victoria):

By Ferry

  • WA State Ferries 800-84-FERRY or 604-381-1551

By Passenger Boat

  • San Juan Safaris 800-668-7758 Ext. 140 Daily trips from Roche Harbor to Victoria

  • Victoria Clipper III 800-888-2535/206-448-5000

  • North Shore Charters 360-376-4855

By Bus

  • Victoria to Sidney dock:

  • Gray Line 800-663-8390

  • B.C. Transit 604-382-6161

By Plane

  • Westwind Aviation 360-317-5331