CANADA PRE- PRE- TRIP TO SEATTLE AND FRIDAY HARBOR IN THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
JULY 27 - JULY 30
Day 1 - Arrive Seattle, WA Saturday July 27 – Transfer to Edgewater Hotel for one night. Check-in 4PM check out noon
2411 ALASKAN WAY, PIER 67 SEATTLE, WA 98121
PHONE: 800.624.0670 | 206.728.7000
Waterfront rooms – they are less than the cityside rooms.
Check out this hotel next to the ferry dock in Seattle.
Day 2 & 3 - Sunday 7/28 – 7/30 –
Ferry at Pier 69 at 8:15 am - Arrive 11:45 am Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands for 2 nights.
Earthbox Hotel - Check-in 3PM check out 11 AM
Gateway to the San Juan Islands
If you want to escape to a slower pace, you’ll be enchanted by Friday Harbor—a charming, historic, walkable seaport just steps from the ferry landing, with small, friendly shops and restaurants, and a refreshing absence of fast-food chains.
In this visitor-, family-, and dog-friendly town, you’ll find many of the San Juans’ whale and kayaking tour headquarters, The Whale Museum, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, the San Juan Community Theatre for plays and musical events, the San Juan Historical Museum, and a plethora of bed and breakfasts, hotels and inns.
There's no need for a car to see Friday Harbor. Everything is within walking distance of the ferry landing, and it is easy to get around, including shuttle buses and a trolley to take you around the island, as well as bike, three-wheeled Scootcoupe, and moped rentals. From Friday Harbor you can also catch an inter-island ferry to Lopez, Orcas and Shaw Islands.
Earthbox - Our Rooms
All rooms in our San Juan Island hotel include the definitive essentials that make Earthbox Inn & Spa the most complete San Juan Island lodging experience:
- Free "Island-Time" Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Heated indoor pool
- Jacuzzi and Sauna
- Fitness room
- Free beach cruiser bikes
- Coffee maker. If you have any other needs to ensure a great San Juan Island lodging experience, let our helpful staff know and they will do their best to meet your desires.
And...if you want to know what our rooms really look like, go to the website for a virtual tour.
Day 3 – Tuesday 7/30 – 9:45 –
Ferry from Friday Harbor to Sidney, BC arrive 11:45 am – Sidney is the only ferry drop off in BC.
Sightseeing in Sidney (optional)
Transfer by bus Sidney to Victoria, BC – about 60 minutes.
Sidney, British Columbia, is often called Sidney-by-the-Sea, and it’s an appropriate name. The town is flanked by Haro Strait, which flows directly into the greater Salish Sea. Most of the town’s attractions are either on the water itself or related to it.
Bird watching, whale watching, kayaking and scuba diving are all popular throughout the entire region. The town is also the gateway community to the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. This small park reserve protects a representative sample of the Strait of Georgia Lowlands, considered one of the most ecologically at risk natural regions in southern Canada
The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, a not-for-profit aquarium and marine education complex focusing on the Salish Sea ecosystem, is located near the Sidney Pier, while both the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Sidney Channel Important Bird Area are located nearby. Sidney is also the only Canadian port of call for the Washington State ferry system. Ferries run to and from Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.