Bellingham and Everett are important small cities located on the shores of Washington state’s Puget Sound. If you are joining a kayaking adventure in the San Juan Islands, you may find this travel information helpful for arriving at rendezvous site in Friday Harbor, Washington. If you haven’t read the general travel advice for the San Juan Islands, please visit this page first: Travel to San Juan Island.

Travel tips from Bellingham, Washington

  • Most kayak tour guests drive 45 minutes from Bellingham or use the Bellair Shuttle Bus www.airporter.com or 866-235-5247 to get to Anacortes and then use the Washington State Ferry. Please refer to our main Travel to San Juan Island page for driving directions and important advice for using the ferry system. Visit their website www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries or 206-464-6400 or 888-808-7977 for schedules, fares, ticket purchases, and ferry terminal parking information.
  • San Juan Airlines provides daily, scheduled flights, www.sanjuanairlines.com or 800-874-4434.
  • Northwest “Sky Ferry” air charter service will fly you to San Juan Island, Seattle, or Canadian cities with scenic detours, www.northwestskyferry.com or 360-676-9999.
  • Island Air provides charter service, www.sanjuan-islandair.com or 888-378-2376.
  • San Juan Island Commuter provides seasonal, daily, passenger-ferry service to Friday Harbor (and Lopez’s Odlin Park with reservations), www.islandcommuter.com or 888-734-8180.
  • Par Yacht Charters, www.paryachtcharters.com or 360-752-5754.
  • Amtrak provides service to Bellingham, then walk across the street and board the seasonal, passenger-only ferry San Juan Island Commuter (see above), www.amtrak.com or 800-USA-RAIL.

Travel advice from Everett, Washington

  • Most kayak adventure participants drive or use the Bellair Shuttle Bus www.airporter.com or 866-235-5247 to get to Anacortes and board the Washington State Ferry. The bus will pick you up in nearby Marysville, a very quick taxi ride from Everett. Please read our main Travel to San Juan Island page for driving directions and helpful tips for using the ferry system. Visit their website www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries or 206-464-6400 or 888-808-7977 for schedules, fares, ticket purchases, and ferry terminal parking information.
  • San Juan Airlines provides charter service, www.sanjuanairlines.com or 800-874-4434.
  • Island Air provides charter service, www.sanjuan-islandair.com or 888-378-2376.

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Kayaking Adventures in the San Juan Islands
near Bellingham & Everett, Washington