San Juan Island & Friday Harbor without a Car

Leaving your car in Anacortes and walking onto the ferry to Friday Harbor has so many advantages: You won’t need to make a reservation or show up an hour or two beforehand. Walking-on costs a fraction of driving-on. Once in Friday Harbor, you won’t have to deal with finding parking. And last but not least, you’ll burn a little less fossil fuel. Thank you for that! But the question remains:  How do you get around on San Juan Island without a car?

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Friday Harbor

The ferry lands right in the heart of this quaint former fishing village. Our Bird Rock Hotel is just a block and a half from the ferry landing and the waterfront. Friday Harbor is completely walkable, if a bit hilly, and offers over 25 eateries, nine galleries, three museums and countless shops and boutiques, all within a three block radius of our place. No designated driver needed.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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By Beach Cruiser

Bird Rock is the only hotel on the isle offering free beach cruisers to guests. Those sturdy, one-speed bikes are perfect to ride around Friday Harbor or to a wine tasting at the picturesque San Juan Vineyard three miles out of town.

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Lisette Wolter-McKinley
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By Jolley Trolley

These fun, open-air busses stop at all attractions on the island, including the whale watching park, the lavender farm and the sculpture park. New this year is an express shuttle to Roche Harbor every hour. You will find Jolley Trolley by the ferry lanes. Keep in mind, they take cash only.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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By Fun Utility Vehicle

Susie’s Mopeds by the Farmer’s Market rents gas and electric mopeds, super cute, two-person scoot coupes, electric bikes and- new this year - electric fun utility vehicles. Explore San Juan Island’s 48 mile loop with its two lighthouses, breathtakingly beautiful national, state and county parks, vineyards, distilleries and destination farms all at your own pace.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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By Meat Machine

Meat Machine Cycles is the place to rent e-bikes and bicycles. They deliver anywhere on the isle and offer useful accessories like helmets, kid trailers, trunk bags. Meat Machine also repairs and details your ride and offers cool route suggestions.

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Two Women Biking on San Juan Island
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