|Spring Street (main st) Friday Harbor|
#2 Hike Turtleback Mountain
|West Sound from Turtleback Mt. trail|
#3 Visit Jones Island
At 188 acres, Jones Island packs a lot into one great place to visit. A good sized dock, excellent protected anchorage, anchor balls, four distinctly different campgrounds, running water, apple orchard, mowed lawns, grazing deer. Easy hiking trails. What's left to want? How about a pea gravel dinghy friendly beach and only two miles to Deer Harbor for provisions.
|Jones Island Deer|
#4 Visit Roche Harbor.
At Roche Harbor you may take a complimentary slip for a few hours or anchor and dinghy over to one of three dinghy docks. Explore the manicured gardens of Hotel De Haro. Hike to the Afterglow Vista mausoleum and spend an hour or two discovering the unique sculptures at the 20 acre San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and nature reserve on the edge of Westcott Bay. Before you cast off, resupply at the grocery store. If you can spend the night, don't miss the evening color guard and flag lowering ceremony, punctuated with a cannon firing sure to wake you up if you are napping at sunset.
|Roche Harbor Marina|
#5 Anchor at English Camp and hike up Youngs Hill.
|View from summit of Youngs Hill|
#6 Hike to Turn Point Lighthouse.
|San Juan tee shirts for sale|
|Turn Point Lighthouse museum|
#7 China Caves are for the children in us.
|Narrow business entrance to Shallow Bay with China Caves in background|
#8 Matia Island rain forest trail.
|Old wooden Matia float is due for replacement.|
#9 Patos Island lighthouse tours.
#10 Inati Bay and Lummi Island Campground
#11 Vendovi Island Preserve
#12 Eagle Bluff on Cypress Island
|Eagle Bluff or Eagle Cliff is nearly 600 feet tall. 1.3 mile trail is on the other side.|
|Fort Whitman on Goat Island|
#14 Rosario Beach and the Maiden of Deception Pass
"I name some places as 'drive by' because boaters, not knowing what is there, simply drive by and perhaps miss out. Bowman Bay, and specifically Sharpe Cove, fit this description. When heading outbound from Deception Pass, Sharpe Cove is the last little bit of land on the north side before you are thrust out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. Sharpe Cove has a small two- to four-boat dock. At the top of the gangplank is the 24-foot-tall, two-sided, and two-faced wooden maiden holding a salmon over her head. The Samish Indian Nation erected the story pole to inspire future generations. Just beyond the maiden are the renowned Rosario tidepools, with guided tours managed by Walla Walla University. Good news for non-boaters, Rosario and the Maiden are accessible by vehicle to Deception Pass State Park visitors."
|The Maiden of Deception Pass|
#15 Victoria and Butchart Gardens
|Butchart Garden dinghy entrance with five free to use buoys|