There are a few ways to get to the San Juan Islands, but by land is not one of them. With no connecting bridge over to the mainland, the San Juan Islands are a secluded Pacific Northwest paradise. Our private oasis keeps its unique island charm because of this lack of land transportation. However, there are some other ways to get to our beautiful islands! The Friday Harbor Airport is one of these, offering seaplane rides and commercial flights to major cities in Washington and beyond.
Find out more about various means of transportation and adventures around Tucker House Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do once you’ve arrived at the Friday Harbor Airport!
Ways To Get To the San Juan Islands
By air or by sea. Those are the two ways to arrive in the San Juan Islands. The Friday Harbor Airport is the premier aviation destination in the islands, though there are smaller airports on surrounding islands. The Orcas Island Airport, Lopez Island Airport, and Roche Island Airport are other transportation services in the archipelago. Another route to the San Juan Islands is over the open ocean. The San Juan island Ferry is a popular way to arrive, offering a scenic and idyllic ride that will give you a first glimpse at the landscape awaiting. Whether by plane or ferry, you can watch for whale tails in the waters of Puget Sound and look out for the wings of bald eagles soaring by.
How to Navigate the Friday Harbor Airport
Our small airport should be easy to navigate once you’ve arrived. To plan ahead, you can view a copy of the Friday Harbor Airport map to alleviate any potential confusion after landing.
Traveling From the Friday Harbor Airport to Tucker House Inn
After arriving in the San Juan Islands, get ready for a fantastic Pacific Northwest vacation. Friday Harbor is the hub of the islands, offering great restaurants, shops, attractions, and lodging. The Tucker House Inn is just a few steps away from the ferry landing and only a 6-minute drive from the Friday Harbor Airport. This close proximity makes it a great place to settle after your travel adventures. Once you’ve arrived, you can curl up in your room, suite, or cottage for a nap or simply start unpacking- whatever you feel like! Tucker House Inn offers a great concierge service that will help you with the next steps to a wonderful vacation.
Book Regular Flights To and From Major Cities
Though the Friday Harbor Airport is small, it still conducts service to surrounding major cities, which will be helpful when booking a connecting flight. These surrounding cities include Seattle, Bellingham, and Anacortes. You should have no trouble finding a flight! The airport is also one of Kenmore Air Express’ regularly scheduled destinations. Along with commercial flying, the airport hosts private hangars and aircraft. Seaplanes are a popular choice of transportation among islands.
Once You’ve Arrived, Unpack Your Bags at Tucker House Inn
Tucker House Inn’s proximity to the airport and ferry makes it the perfect lodging in Friday Harbor. Discover a welcoming hospitality as soon as you arrive, and then spend some time settling into your San Juan Island accommodations. If you arrive in the late afternoon or evening, you might want to stay for dinner at our very own Coho Restaurant. If you arrive in the morning, our concierge service will be glad to suggest places to explore on the first day of your vacation!
Photo Credit: Kenmore Air