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.

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Everything You Need to Know about Visiting San Juan Island in the Fall

Fall is San Juan Island’s secret season.  It feels a lot like Summer, but with fewer people and more food. The island is graced with...

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Friday Harbor, Washington
Car-free on San Juan Island

Visiting San Juan Island without a car has many advantages, especially in Summer, when the ferries are full and car reservations are sometimes unavailable when...

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Kayaking on San Juan Island
5 August Must-Dos on San Juan Island

It’s Summer on San Juan Island. Orca whales and outdoor weddings. Art fairs and music festivals. Hiking, biking and kayaking. Where will you start? We’ve...

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San Juan Safaris, Whale Watching
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...

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Friday Harbor, Washington
10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about San Juan Island

We San Juan Islanders love our island and we love to share this special place with our visitors.  And we especially love you to be...

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Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration
Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration

On June 30, 2019, San Juan Island’s most recognizable icon, the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, turns 100 years old. It was one of the last lighthouses...

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