San Juan Islands, Washington
Things to do and learn
Whale and Wildlife Viewing
Whether from a chartered boat, kayak or costal beach San Juan Island provides a wealth of wildlife viewing opportunities
Experience the island's coast and all its wildlife from a sea level perspective.
Hike across golden grasslands, through evergreen forest and along rocky coasts.
With quiet roads and scenic stretches the San Juan Islands are ideal for family biking.
Shopping and Dining
Friday Harbor on San Juan Island is a picturesque town with lots of unique shops and great eats.
At one time the San Juan Islands were a disputed territory. Children can explore San Juan Island National Historic Park and learn about this interesting part of American History.
With access to a variety of beaches teaming with wildlife and fauna, the San Juan Islands are a perfect backdrop to study coastal ecosystems. Children can take a ecosystem scavenger hunt searching for clues as to how organisms interact with their environment.
Sea lions, seals, whales and dolphins are some of the marine mammals that inhabit the waters of the coast of San Juan Island. Children can learn about the different types of marine mammals and learn about their unique biological adaptations.
What is an archipelago? How are they formed? There is no better time to find out than while visiting the San Juan Islands. Children can explore the geology of archipelagos and create a collection of samples documenting its geological history.