Friday Harbor Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Friday Harbor known for?

A: Friday Harbor is the gateway to San Juan Island. In this visitor-, family-, and dog-friendly town, you’ll find many of the San Juans’ whale watching and kayaking tour headquarters, the Whale Museum, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art,  the San Juan Community Theatre for plays and musical events, the San Juan Historical Museum, and so much more. 

Q: How do I get from Seattle to Friday Harbor?

A: First, you will have to drive your car, a rental car or take a shuttle to Anacortes. It is about a 2 hour drive from Seattle to Anacortes. In Anacortes, you will board the ferry which will take you to Friday Harbor. The ferry trip from Anacortes to Friday Harbor is just over an hour.

Q: How much is the ferry from Seattle to Friday Harbor?

A: Fares are based on the season, the route's geographical location, the length/width/height of your vehicle, as well as the length of time you will be traveling onboard the ferry. Fares are collected either for round trip travel or one-way travel, depending on the departure terminal. The driver is included in the vehicle fare, and passengers are added to the fare.

Q: What is there to do in Friday Harbor on foot?

A: Friday Harbor is a very walkable town, so just about everything you might want to do is easily accessible. If you are looking for some ideas to get you started check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Friday Harbor Article.

Q: Do you need a car in Friday Harbor?

A: There's no need for a car to see Friday Harbor. Everything is within walking distance of the ferry landing. If you want to explore further around San Juan Island, use the shuttle buses and trolleys to take you around the island, as well as bikes, three-wheeled Scootcoupes, and mopeds. From Friday Harbor you can also catch an inter-island ferry to Lopez, Orcas and Shaw Island. If you do bring your car, use this parking map to find available spaces.  

Q: How long is the ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor?

A: The direct ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor is just over an hour long. 

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San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
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P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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