Yes, it's true, "island time" does exist. And we hope you sink into it and put your feet up on your San Juan Island vacation. Stroll by the water and admire the sailboats or relax on a waterfront bench and simply watch the world—and the water traffic—gliding by. Or maybe you're an active type itching to get going. We've got plenty to keep you entertained and on the move.

Whale Watching

Hop aboard a whale-watching tour for your best chance to see these magical creatures in their native habitat.


Rent a kayak or join a kayak tour. Whether you want an energetic adventure or a more leisurely paddle, there are options for everyone.


San Juan Island is a biker's paradise. From the nearest beach a mile from our hotel to the whale watching park nine miles away, the isle offers an abundance of stunning possibilities. 


From gentle jaunts to steep slopes, San Juan Island abounds with great hiking trails. Make sure to ask for a trails map when you check in.

Arts & Crafts

San Juan Island is a haven for artists, art connoisseurs and those who just want to create with their hands.  Enjoy the museums, galleries and craft studios.

Explore by Car

Exploring San Juan Island by car could not be easier. There are a few must-see sites. Ask us for seasonal ideas, maps, and directions.

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Friday Harbor

The cute, completely walkable coastal town of Friday Harbor is a delight to visit all year round.  In the summer, there are open air markets, street fairs and free live music. The festive Saturday Farmer’s Market in the heart of town, offering not only delicious island grown fare, hard to resist pizza, paella and sweets, but also unique souvenirs, plants, live music and chair massages. In the slower months, there are plenty of cozy restaurants, unique museums, galleries and boutique shops to explore.

Visit our Travel Blog for more ideas on how to keep yourself entertained in all year round.

Friday Harbor Dock on San Juan Island
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Family Fun

On your family's San Juan Island vacation, you'll discover a natural playground to delight the young in years and young at heart. San Juan Island offers plenty of fun outdoor activities to keep the entire family engaged from kayaking to tide-pooling and birding to fishing.  For indoor fun, visit the Whale Museum, go bowling, or see a movie at the historic Palace Theater - all minutes away from the Earthbox. And of course, a dip in our pool is the perfect finale after a day of adventure on San Juan Island.

Ask our tuned-in, helpful staff at Earthbox for advice, directions, and special events

Kids Eating Ice Cream on San Juan Island

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