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.

San Juan Island, Washington
June 5, 2023
10 Most Favorite Winter Activities on San Juan Island

Winters on San Juan Island are invigorating, quiet, festive and just what the doctor ordered when holiday planning, cooking and shopping gets you down. Our...

Orcas on San Juan Island by Emily Schaller
May 23, 2023
A Whale of a Weekend on San Juan Island

As soon as you step off the ferry in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island you are immersed in all things whales. Whale watch and...

San Juan Island, Washington
May 1, 2023
The 3 Best Places to see Orca Whales from Land on San Juan Island

There is something special about seeing Orcas from land. You can hear them breach, breath and sing and if you aren’t already, this will be...

San Juan Island, Washington
April 18, 2023
The Best of San Juan Island - a Scenic Tour of the Isle

The most fantastic and comprehensive way to experience San Juan Island  for the first (or fiftieth) time is driving or biking the Washington’s Scenic Byway...

Beautiful Sunset at Lime Kiln Lighthouse on San Juan Island
March 25, 2023
5 Most Exhilarating Hikes on San Juan Island

Hiking in our incredibly gorgeous State of Washington is its own reward. Every cell in your body gets energized, your heart is pumping and after...

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