• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Summer Schedule

    The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through September 1. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.

  • American Camp Visitor Center on Summer Schedule

    The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 1. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m More »

  • Brief American and English Camps Visitor Center Closure

    The American and English camps visitor centers will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Getting to San Juan Island

Commercial Air: San Juan Island-bound passengers with reservations on Kenmore Air Express or Kenmore Seaplanes report to Door 00 on the baggage claim level on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). From there passengers are shuttled to either Boeing Field or Lake Union respectively. This means when departing San Juan on the homeward journey plenty of time should be allotted to make connecting flights.

Kenmore Air Seaplanes: (800)543-9595 -- scheduled flight from/to Lake Union in downtown Seattle. Complimentary shuttle from Sea-Tac.

Kenmore Air Express: (800)543-9595 -- flights from Boeing Field. Complimentary shuttle from Sea-Tac to Boeing Field.

San Juan Airlines: (800)690-0086 -- scheduled and charted flights to/from the islands.

 

Ground Transportation to Anacortes from Sea-Tac and Mount Vernon/Burlington

The Island Airporter is handy for islanders because it leaves Friday Harbor on the 6 a.m. ferry (called the "Red-eye" by locals) and returns on the mid-afternoon boat from Anacortes. You can plan your Sea-Tac departure and arrival accordingly. The Bellair Airporter shuttle also is handy because it requires only a quick walk from the Anacortes terminal to the pick-up area. You transfer vehicles at a hub in nearby Burlington for the journey south to Sea-Tac and do the same coming home.

Airporter Shuttle: (866)235-5247 -- from SeaTac and Bellingham International Airport.

Island Airporter: (360) 378-7438 -- to and from Sea-Tac from Friday Harbor (boards ferry).

Amtrak Catch-A-Train: (800) 457-3549 -- year-round, daily service from Seattle (twice) and points south.

Greyhound Bus Lines: (800)739-5020 -- from Seattle to Mount Vernon.

Skagit Transit: (360)299-2424 -- local transit system in Skagit County.

Taxi: (866)670-2020 -- service to airports, Amtrak, ferry.

 

Water Transportation

Washington State Ferries: Outside WA State: (206) 464-6400; In Washington State (800) 843-3779 (automated); (888) 808-7977 -- A division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries serves the San Juan islands and Victoria, B.C., year round with six to 10 boats calling at San Juan depending on the season. Board the ferry in Anacortes, Washington (85 miles north of Seattle and 90 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.) after taking State Route 20 west (Exit 230) from Interstate 5 at Burlington, Washington.

 

Did You Know?

bald eagle

The San Juan Islands have one of the largest populations of nesting bald eagles in the nation's lower 48 states. One pair has been nesting above the American Camp visitor center since 1995. More...