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Posted on Oct. 30, 2017
Vacation like a Local on San Juan Island

Most people visit San Juan Island to see Orca whales in the wild, watch rare birds and other wildlife, eat in fancy restaurants and have dessert, go zip lining, take a guided kayak tour, do wine and distillery tastings, explore the Friday Harbor Film Festival – the things you do on vacation. Have you ever wondered what the folks who live here do for fun? Check out our insider tips to experience San Juan Island like a local.

Posted on Jan. 2, 2017
San Juan Island Picture

All of us here at the Bird Rock Hotel wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!   Another year, another holiday season and we are all still here and ready to start the new year off right with these tips on how to relax and de-stress after the holidays:

Posted on Nov. 21, 2016
South Beach - San Juan Island, Washington

Late fall and winter are marvelous times to visit San Juan Island. The Olympic Rain Shadow graces the island with crystal clear, sunny days while other Washingtonians are donning fleece and rain gear. The peak season is over, the beaches and trails are empty, some restaurants and adventure providers close, but with a little insider knowledge and planning, you can treat yourself to an unforgettable island holiday for half the price of a summer vacation.

Posted on Jun. 8, 2016
San Juan Safaris San Juan Outdoors Whale Watching

My Dad was born in Seattle. He grew up here and enthusiastically does all the outdoorsy things you are supposed to do as a Washingtonian, hiking, skiing, camping, fishing. He wears shorts in January and doesn’t own an umbrella. He loves the ocean and us three kids and, until very recently, he had never seen an Orca whale from up close.

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