The Seattle Times is running a special series this summer on travel in the San Juans. The first article is about San Juan Island’s newest attractions: from “Brew and Boat” tours to ziplines, new walking trails to handcrafted gin, San Juan island businesses continue to make their island an amazing destination.
Read the full article here: From slow hikes to high wires, San Juan Island has new treats
Arriving at Friday Harbor
Photo by Stephen A. Wolfe. Released under a Creative Commons license.
Last Sunday rang in more than the return of the Anacortes/Sidney run with the start of WSF’s Spring schedule. In addition, a 20-year lease which will allow the WSF ferry to continue to dock at the international terminal in Sidney. The full story is available here in an article from the Peninsula News Review.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Anacortes/Sidney run.
Kari Ulatoski of the Ferry Community Partnership wrote today to let us know that the focus of the next Connecting WA Task Force meeting will be tourism and transportation. Kari is hoping that residents of the San Juan Islands will either attend the October 4 meeting in Olympia to testify about tourism, our local economy, and how we are impacted by the ferry system or contact the task force using their online form (click here).
If you are a resident of the San Juan Islands whose livelihood relies on tourism, or whose business is impacted by changes in service and fare hikes, please take the time to speak up now. Decisions made by this task force could impact you for years to come.
Here’s an article on traveling to the San Juans via public transit. It’s part of a series of Transit Hikes articles from the excellent website Seattle Transit Blog.
A message regarding the fiscal impact of tourism in the San Juans was recently released by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. The information included helped me understand how vital tourism is to our county and so I am sharing it here with you.