Travel to Friday Harbor from Olympic Peninsula – Port Angeles & Port Townsend

Olympic National Park is the most visited national park in Washington state. Many of our kayak tour guests schedule a visit to the Olympic Peninsula during their vacation in Washington. Port Angeles is where the Olympic National Park is headquartered. Port Townsend is the main gateway town to the entire Olympic Peninsula.

Here’s our advice for getting to our kayaking trip rendezvous in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island from these vacation destinations around the Olympic Mountains. If you haven’t read the general travel information for the San Juan Islands kayak tours yet, please take a moment to review this page first: Travel to San Juan Island.

Travel tips from Port Angeles, Washington

  • Most kayak adventure guests drive from Port Angeles to Port Townsend and then use the Washington State Ferry as outlined from the Port Townsend information below.
  • Island Air provides charter service, or 888-378-2376.
  • San Juan Airlines provides charter service, or 800-874-4434.
  • Blackball Ferry operates seasonally to Victoria, British Columbia. From Victoria you can board the Washington State Ferry to San Juan Island. The Blackball Ferry carries cars & passengers, or 360-457-4491.

Travel advice from Port Townsend, Washington

  • Most kayak tour guests take the Washington State Ferry from Port Townsend to Keystone on Whidbey Island or 206-464-6400 or 888-808-7977. Be sure to make an advance reservation for this particular ferry! From Keystone drive north on Whidbey Island over the incredible Deception Pass Gorge Bridge and stop for some amazing views of swirling currents and stunning views. Continue to Anacortes where you can board another scenic Washington State Ferry to Friday Harbor.
  • San Juan Airlines provides charter service, or 800-874-4434.
  • Island Air provides charter service, or 888-378-2376.
  • Puget Sound Express provides seasonal, daily, passenger-only ferry service to Friday Harbor, or 360-385-5288.

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