You can choose to get to Friday Harbor, Washington by air or by Washington State Ferries.
From Seattle/Tacoma International Airport/Boeing Field you may fly directly to Friday Harbor via:
By Shuttle or Car
Although we recommend you walk onto the ferry (our Accommodations page has links to all of the motels, B&B’s, hostels, etc. within walking distance of the ferry dock in Friday Harbor) and leave your car in the overnight parking area of the terminal in Anacortes for the duration of your tour or rental, it may be necessary for you to drive onto the boat. If so, you can make reservations by accessing the link below to Washington State Ferries website. This will allow you to arrive thirty minutes before your scheduled sailing and not have to wait in line for hours ahead of time.
By Victoria Clipper
Daily departures from Seattle to Friday Harbor are available on the Victoria Clipper leaving from the downtown waterfront.
The ferry ride is part of the fun!
All of our kayak expeditions begin under the umbrellas of our kiosk (275 A Street) in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island upon the arrival of the morning ferry from Anacortes on the day of your trip. Your reservation confirmation/equipment list will give you ferry departure time from Anacortes and meeting times in Friday Harbor. You can visit Washington State Ferries web site online at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ or contact us via phone (360 378 4436) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Reservations for vehicles are now a reality. If you must bring a vehicle, please click here to make a reservation (www.takeaferry.com).
We suggest you come across the night before your kayak trip (see Accommodations). This will give you an opportunity to explore Friday Harbor and get a restful night before your kayak adventure begins. You can leave your car in the Anacortes terminal overnight parking lot (pay fee) and walk aboard with your gear. This will simplify your trip and be less expensive(only $15 round trip per person) then bringing your car. Then sit back and unwind on a picturesque ferry ride to Friday Harbor! Here you will be met at the ferry landing and your kayak journey will begin. If you have spent the night before in Friday Harbor, simply meet everyone at the terminal on Front Street at the appointed time. Travel to the Anacortes ferry terminal is approximately three hours from Seattle, two hours from Everett, and one and one half hour from Bellingham. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time!
If you are staying in Anacortes the night before your trip, there many motels and B&B’s available. If camping, you can stay close by at Washington Park one mile west of the ferry terminal or at Bay View State Park a few miles east of Anacortes.
After completing a trip, we will transport you to the ferry landing in time for the 4:15(spring) or 4:50(summer) P.M. ferry back to Anacortes(it arrives there at 5:35 or 6:20 P.M.) or to the Friday Harbor Airport for your late afternoon flight to Boeing Field in Seattle. If you are staying the night in Friday Harbor, we will drop you at your in-town accommodations.