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Explore the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest offer endless recreation and natural beauty. Everyone who visits our islands for the first time is so enchanted that they wish they could stay months, not days. The next time they visit, they ALWAYS book as much time as they possibly can. With so many choices for adventure, including kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and whale watching, it is a remarkable destination. Fresh food, culture and art abound.

Activities at Sleeping Sea

Take advantage of the activities available right here at Sleeping Sea vacation rentals. Once In A Blue Moon Farm offers total emersion into the farm experience with farm tours. Come throw grain to the chickens, collect eggs of all colors and sizes, brush the alpacas, pick strawberries, get up close and personal with the horses, and take a stroll through our orchards and gardens on the 35 acre estate. While you are staying on the farm, explore 15 acres of forest with trails. You will certainly see bald eagles, hawks, owls, deer, and native Northwest plant life.

At Abigail's on the Water explore the beach and don't miss the tide pool hunting. You can even launch your kayak or boat from this low bank pebbled beach.

Island Activities

Please visit the Orcas Island Chamber , the San Juan Island Chamber , and the San Juan Island's Visitors Bureau for more activities, shops, restaurants, and events on our islands. There are too many to list, so please feel fee to explore the links below.


The San Juan Islands are known for their parks and recreation. There are over 100 marine state park islands with primitive campsites and a long list of reserves and conservation land. Some of our gems are Moran State Park, American Camp National Historical Park, Lime Kiln State Park, and Turtleback Mountain Preserve with their expasive views and beaches. Moran State Park has magnificent lakes for swimming. Mt. Constitution, the highest point in all the San Juan Islands offers 360 degree views and is rated as one of the seven best marine views in the world.

Whale Watching

Be sure not to miss Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan Island, where you can see orca whales breach 30 feet from the shore. Be Whale Wise. By viewing the orcas from shore, you do not disturb their natural habitat. Viewing orcas from Lime Kiln Park consistently rates as our visitors' most memorable island experiences. If you are interested in a marine wildlife tour, these are some of your options: Eclipse Charters, Deer Harbor Charters, and Outer Island X.


Feel the water close to you. Explore the many coves and shorelines. You can rent your own kayak or sign up for a guided tour.

Arts and Cultural Activities

The islands are blessed with amazing artists, galleries, theatre and music events. Check the San Juan's Visitors Bureau or the Orcas Island Chamber for comprehensive updated programs. Be sure to try and visit Orcas Island Pottery, The Funhouse Discovery Center and the Olga Artworks.