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Bird Rock Hotel Travel Blog

Welcome to the Bird Rock Hotel Blog! We are located in beautiful Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and our blog brings you the latest news, insider tips and ideas on what to do on San Juan Island.

Posted on Mar. 27, 2017
Whale watching on San Juan Island

There are many reasons to travel to San Juan Island without a car. Maybe you like to tread lightly and mind your carbon footprint. Maybe the Washington State Ferry has no vehicle reservations for your travel dates (you only need reservations when travelling with a car, you never get turned away walking on). Maybe you are flying in with Kenmore Air or taking the Victoria Clipper passenger only ferry from Seattle. There are so many things to do here without a car, starting with your accommodations

Posted on Feb. 20, 2017
Whale watching on San Juan Island

Visiting San Juan Island doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. It is true, things are a bit more expensive here than on the mainland. Just think that everything, from pillow to nail, from gas to coffee has to be shipped or flown over. Wages, taxes and utilities, especially drinking water, are much higher. But don’t let that keep you from experiencing beautiful San Juan Island with its pristine nature, astonishing wildlife and amazing culture. There are tons of fun, unique things to do here which only require your presence and sense of wonder and don’t cost a thing. Come explore!

Posted on Feb. 17, 2017
Jim Maya Orca Whale

See where Washington's 1889 Magazine thinks you should stay when you visit the island...

Posted on Jan. 23, 2017
Cool Art San Juan Island Washington

Pristine San Juan Island, nestled in the crystal-clear waters in the north of Washington State, is known for its breathtaking nature, diverse wildlife and rich history. It is also home to incredibly talented and creative people, inspired by their serene surroundings, rivaling the cultural offerings of big cities. We are honored with more working artists per capita than anywhere else in Washington State.

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