San Juan Island
is located 90 miles from Seattle, and is part of the San Juan Archipelago, which includes more than 700 islands and reefs. This island paradise has scenic landscapes and seascapes that instantly make visitors feel serene, yet with more than 375 miles of shoreline there is plenty to keep them busy. The islandís geology is unique and varies from flat farmland to small mountains. Below the oceanís surface, channels plunge to depths of 1,000 feet. On the east side of San Juan Island is the town of Friday Harbor, a quaint seaport where the public marina is a short walk to the docks, restaurants, shops, art galleries and lodging. On the north end of the island is another port of entry called Roche Harbor Village. It is approximately ten miles from Friday Harbor and will take you back to the relaxed Victorian era with its beautiful gardens and historical sites. Roche Harbor also has a marina, restaurants, shopping and other activities. Much of the commercial activity on San Juan Island takes place in Lopez Village on Lopez Island, Friday Harbor and Eastsound on Orcas Island. With the white-capped peak of Mt. Baker in the distance and ferry boats slipping between emerald islands beneath clear blue skies, San Juan Island is a picture perfect yachting destination.