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Things to Do on San Juan Island

Getting around on San Juan Island with your car is easy. Upon arriving in Friday Harbor on the Washington State Ferry, you will disembark from the ferry onto Spring Street - the main street through town. For directions to Argyle House, other ways to get to Friday Harbor, and how to get around other than by car once you are here, click on "Travel & Map" above.

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou... There are many choices to satisfy your hunger and excite your palate.  Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at area restaurants. Click Here for some of your dining options. Remember, we are "island casual"; it's only the food that goes up- or down-scale! Dress to be comfortable. If wine is your fancy, then check out the wines and wine tasting at the San Juan Vineyards or San Juan Cellars right by the ferry landing.

Visit art galleries galore with treasures by local artists on display or to purchase. Find that perfect take home remembrance or gift at the specialty shops in Friday Harbor.

Hike or bike around the island and discover the abundant island wildlife such as deer, foxes, rabbits, seals, and bald eagles. Bring your binoculars for some prime bird watching opportunities.

Tour Pelindaba Lavender Farm and exotic gift shop where you can sample aromatic lavender fragrances in a variety of exquisite products. At Pelindaba Farms you can also see the drying barn, distillery and production center where their products are made direct from the lavender fields.

Don't miss the abundant parks on the island-historical in nature with American Camp or British Camp. Or take in a lighthouse and possibly view Orca whales at Limekiln Point State Park. Tour historic Roche Harbor or visit the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor.

Want to get on the water and see the marine life close up? Consider sea kayakingCarli's Whale Watch with Crystal Seas Kayaking, Discovery Sea Kayaks, Outdoor Odysseys, San Juan Kayak Expeditions, or Sea Quest Kayak. Or see our resident whales, other marine wildlife, and our beautiful island coastlines from the comfort of a boat with Carli Charters, Maya's Whale Watching, San Juan Safaris, San Juan Excursions, or Western Prince.

Want to get UNDER the water? San Juan Islands is great place for scuba diving! The water temperature averages 45 degrees, offering some of the best cold-water diving in the world. Find out why theUniversity of Washington has set up its Friday Harbor Laboratories here. If you're interested in a unique view of the San Juan Islands, check out The Perfect Dive for charteredscuba diving expeditions and marine tours.

There's lots to do on San Juan Island and this is only a brief overview of all there is to enjoy here. Whether you are here for a day or a lifetime, you will marvel at the views, the peacefulness and the joy of being removed from all your worries and cares. At the end of the day, sit back, relax and let us pamper you.


Argyle House Bed & Breakfast

Argyle House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 685 Argyle Ave.
Mailing address: PO Box 2685
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

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Toll Free:(800) 624-3459
Office:(360) 378-4084