San Juan Island is accessible from either the Washington mainland or Victoria/Sydney, B.C. by taking an enchanting ferry ride through the Puget Sound and Straits of San Juan de Fuca. Enjoy breathtaking island scenery as you pass by hundreds of islands on the car/passenger Washington State Ferry System from Anacortes located approximately 80 miles north of Seattle, or from Sydney/Victoria on Vancouver Island, B.C.

As an alternative to the State Ferry System, Paraclete Charter Service in Anacortes, WA provides private charter passenger ferry service to San Juan Island, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Passenger-only ferry service is offered directly from Seattle to the town of Friday Harbor by the Victoria Clipper or directly from Port Angeles, WA or Victoria by the Victoria Express.

Alternatively, if you are coming from Seattle or SeaTac Airport and want to get to the islands in the least amount of time, you can enjoy a most exhilarating ride with Kenmore Air either by seaplane (approximately 40 minutes) out of Lake Union or by a propjet (approximately 20 minutes) out of Boeing Field. A free shuttle operated by Kenmore Air runs between SeaTac and Boeing Field.

San Juan Airlines flies from Anacortes and Bellingham to Friday Harbor in about 15 minutes. Rental cars are available through M&W Auto in Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor Seaplanes offers direct, non-stop seaplane flights to and from South Lake Washington (Renton Municipal Airport) and Friday Harbor beginning May 13th.

Lastly, if you prefer to neither drive nor fly, but wish to take the ferry from Anacortes, let Island Airporter Shuttle or Bellair Shuttle Service take you by charter bus to and from SeaTac directly to the ferry landing at Anacortes.

Should you arrive on the island without a car, we offer complimentary pick-up service (scheduled in advance) at the ferry dock or the airport and will arrange for your island transportation during your stay on San Juan Island.

We'd be happy to help you navigate your way through each of these transportation websites and help you plan your trip to the island.

How To Get to The Trumpeter Inn from the Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal:
Travel west on Spring Street, which becomes San Juan Valley Road, for about 1-1/2 miles.The burgundy color Trumpeter Inn sign will be on the right hand side.
Turn right onto Trumpeter Way and follow the road up to the Y at the end (about 1/4 mile).
Turn right at the Y to the Inn.