Top 10 Reasons to Visit Orcas Island

Orcas Island

The largest of the San Juan Islands, Orcas might very well be the quirkiest. From its unique hiking trails and artist studios to its fun brewery and clothing-optional spa, the island encourages you to embrace your wild side.

1. Orcas Island Pottery
Off the main road, down the long driveway and over the well-worn footpath you’ll find Orcas Island Pottery. The island’s oldest pottery workshop and gallery, it was opened in 1945. Back then it was a sanctuary for those who crafted functional beauty from Mother Nature. It still is today.

 

Island Hoppin Brewery Brews2. Island Hoppin’ Brewery
Founded by three island residents, the Island Hoppin’ Brewery has become a hub for locals and visitors alike. This little slice of hop-filled heaven is both brewery and tasting room. It’s frequently manned by the brewers themselves. Stop by for a pint (or two) and get the inside scoop on what’s brewing and how the process works.  (more…)

Top 10 Reasons to Visit San Juan Island

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The most diverse island in the San Juans, it features a variety of museums, world-class vistas, and exceptional cuisine.

Krysal Acres Alpacas on San Juan Island1. The Scenic Byway
The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway is broken into three parts with the middle third winding through San Juan Island itself. It takes you past the island’s best lookouts, historic sights, and destinations. You’ll see American Camp, 1,200 acres of prairie and forest that border along the water, and the Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm where alpacas of all colors roam. You’ll go by San Juan Vineyards housed in a historic schoolhouse, Cattle Point lighthouse, and more!

 

2. Afterglow Vista
While most folks know about the winding cobblestone walkways, stunning gardens and historic Hotel de Haro at Roche Harbor, it’s easy to overlook Afterglow Vista. Tucked in the woods, the unfinished mausoleum was constructed by John McMillin. The patriarch of the McMillin family, John owned the local lime works. Years ago he built the mausoleum to be a large, lasting memory of the family.  (more…)

Discount Special for Living in the Age of Airplanes!

Living in the Age of Airplanes at the Pacific Science Center

Living in the Age of Airplanes is an amazing documentary that explores how airplanes have revolutionized the way we live. It was filmed in 18 different countries, across all seven continents, and features some of the most awe-inspiring moments in aviation history.

 

In short – it’ll rock your avgeek socks off.

 

And because we know you’re avgeeks just like us, and because it’s showing at the Pacific Science Center, we want to sweeten the deal.

 

Print this exclusive Kenmore Air discount coupon and bring it with you to the ticket booth to receive $2 off the price of your ticket!

 

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Want a sneak peak at this amazing movie? Checkout the trailer.

 






Top 10 Reasons to Visit Lopez Island

Lopez IslandFondly dubbed “slow-pez,” Lopez Island is the most laidback island in the San Juans. Its gentle rolling hills and beautiful parks are ideal for those who want to explore at their own pace.

 

Biking on Lopez Island1. Bike Riding
The quietest island of the San Juans, Lopez Island’s roads don’t see nearly the traffic as her bigger sisters, Orcas Island and San Juan Island. Plus, she’s the flattest of the all the islands, providing ideal routes for cyclists of all levels.

 

2. Lopez Island Vineyard
Located next to Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island Vineyard’s six-acre estate has been growing grapes since 1987. With a combination of deep sandy soil that promotes drainage and an open canopy that allows the summer sun to fully penetrate, the vineyard is able to cultivate full flavors with a delicate acid balance.

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We’re Going To Put 1 Island On Sale For Just $89!

Tell us which of the San Juan Islands to put on sale for just $89.

Which island will win? That’s entirely up to you!

Now through July 31, vote for your favorite island in the San Juans. We’re going to put the island with the most votes on sale for just $89!

That’s up to 35% off our regular fares. Crazy cool, right?

You can vote once a day, every day through the end of the contest. We’ll announce the winning island Tuesday, August 4.

You’ll then have four days – August 5, 6, 7, & 8 – to book your $89 seats online between Seattle and the winning island.

VOTE NOW