Earthbox Inn & Spa in Friday Harbor, Washington

The Earthbox Travel Blog

Welcome to the Earthbox News, where we share inside travel tips, island news and the coolest activities and adventures for your trip.  We hope you enjoy reading these posts from various staff and guest contributors as much as we enjoy writing and sharing them.

Posted on Jul. 8, 2015
Boating on San Juan Island

Assuming you’re not an endurance coldwater swimmer, you will either fly or take a ferry to San Juan Island. Once here, we encourage you to get back out on that crystal clear water and play, explore the mighty Straits, see Orca whales in the wild, and hear sea lions roar with the snow covered Olympic Mountains in the background. Let us help you find the perfect vessel for you.Read More »

Posted on Jul. 1, 2015
Pelindaba Lavender Farm on San Juan Island

Come visit in July when San Juan Island activities abound and you'll see why the island has been named one of the top travel destinations in the world. Celebrate Independence Day starting with a parade in the middle of town, followed by an old fashioned picnic, and unforgettable fireworks over the water. Stroll along the waterfront and hear local and regional bands at Waterfront Park on the weekends.Read More »

Posted on Jun. 25, 2015
Cafe Zia at Earthbox Inn & Spa

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially on the day you will see Orca whales for the first time, go on a kayak trip, or take a scenic flight over the San Juan Islands.  We’ve put together a list of our favorite places, to help you find the perfect place to fuel up before your adventure. Bon Appetite!


  • Café Zia at Earthbox

Earthbox’ seasonal coffee shop by the pool. For a great cup of coffee or a light snack.  Open July to September, 7:30am to 11:00am. Excellent Caffé Vita coffee drinks, smoothies, fruit, yogurt and our favorite:  the Earthbox signature Açai berry bowls.Read More »

Posted on Jun. 12, 2015
Father's Day on San Juan Island


He taught you how to swim and how to ride a bike. He got you that smelly hamster and didn’t complain (too much) when it escaped. He put you through school and helped you move about twelve times and this Father’s Day he is in for a real treat from you!

Here are 10 ideas for every budget to make this Father’s Day unforgettable:

1)  Flight Lesson

Get Dad an introductory flight lesson with Westwind Aviation.Read More »