Inspirational Meetings & Retreats

Let the San Juan Islands be inspiration for your next meeting or retreat! Imagine a morning meeting overlooking a sparkling bay, followed by an afternoon of team building in tandem kayaks, capped off with a farm-to-table dinner. Your meeting or retreat can't get any better! Whether you require a fully wired conference room, a serene escape for a board retreat, or a whale watch tour or museum art class for team building, the three main islands - Orcas, Lopez and San Juan - offer a broad range of venues, lodgings, services, and activities. Business becomes a getaway when you meet in the San Juans!

The islands offer more than 30 conference, classroom, banquet, reception or theatre-style gathering spaces. Hold a small board retreat around a picnic table with a lighthouse or the harbor as your backdrop. Or meet at an island-style resort, yacht club, community theatre, golf clubhouse, or a historic community gathering place where your host is ready to make your time productive and extra memorable. 

Find island venues here and a summary chart including seating capacities, please click here.  Find meeting/event planners and caterers here.

For more information about planning and booking your meeting or retreat, contact Deborah at or 360-378-3277 ext. 5.

Exciting Lodging Options

The islands have an amazing range of choices, from historic resorts that can handle large and small groups, to waterfront cabins where you can enjoy bonfires on the beach. Choose a hotel or inn near the ferry, or venture into the woods to stay in comfortable glamping tents, bed and breakfasts, and more. 

Delicious Dining

Treat your team to a breakfast buffet, park picnic or box-lunch, appetizers with local wine or spirits for an evening cruise, a casual barbecue, or gourmet farm-to-table supper. Dine at one of our many local restaurants, cafes, wine bars or pubs, most of which take reservations and can create special menus.

Team Building Activities

Foster team building with kayaking, hiking, zip-lining, sailing, and more! Take your group to visit the islands’ many farms­, wineries, breweries, and art and history museums. See a performance at a local community theater, visit a sculpture park, or take a painting class together.

Contact Us:
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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