IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, in coordination with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, Clipper will not be providing our Seattle to San Juan Island service in 2020. Status of planned resumed service will be updated here in 2021.

Seattle to San Juan Island and Friday Harbor Ferry

Skip the traffic and Anacortes ferry lines and hop on the San Juan Clipper ferry for the fastest way to travel direct from Pier 69 in Seattle to San Juan Island for a visit to beautiful Friday Harbor, WA!

The 3 hours and 45 minutes ferry ride through the Salish Sea will take you past Whidbey Island and underneath historic Deception Pass bridge before arriving in Friday Harbor. Upon arrival, you’ll be steps from downtown as well as Clipper’s fun activity and hotel partners. Get a great deal when you add a hotel stay to your booking.

How much is the ferry from Seattle to San Juan Island?
The passenger-only round-trip fare for the San Juan Clipper ferry from Seattle to Friday Harbor ranges from $100 USD – $139 USD for an advance purchase depending on the time of year. The Seattle to San Juan Island ferry operates various service between April 24 – October 11.

Do you need a passport to take the ferry from Seattle to San Juan Island?
No, San Juan Island is located inside the United States and does not require a passport for travel between Seattle and San Juan Island.

Seattle Whale Watching Tour to the San Juan Islands

Go whale watching in Seattle! Get your camera ready as you cruise out of Pier 69 on the ONLY Seattle whale watching tour to San Juan Islands! Soak in awe-inspiring scenery as you travel to an area world-renowned for sealife, where you’ll be on the lookout with an onboard expert naturalist by your side looking for orca, humpback and minke whales.

April through October is the best time to go on a Seattle whale watching tour with gray whale watching common in March and April while orca, humpback and minke whales are commonly spotted May through October.

 Meet the REAL locals and go behind the scenes with Clipper on our Seattle Whale Watching tour to the San Juan Islands.

Seattle

Seattle Clipper Terminal

2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-5000

DIRECTIONS

Nearby parking

Bell Street Pier Garage

Entrances on:
9 Wall St & 2323 Elliott Ave

Garage hours:
6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 per calendar day for Clipper passengers. Must obtain parking validation from the Victoria Clipper terminal. Garage has a height restriction of 6’6″

DIRECTIONS

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal

Spring Street Pier – Friday Harbor
81 Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

DIRECTIONS

Overview

Seattle to San Juan Island and Friday Harbor Ferry

Skip the traffic and Anacortes ferry lines and hop on the San Juan Clipper ferry for the fastest way to travel direct from Pier 69 in Seattle to San Juan Island for a visit to beautiful Friday Harbor, WA!

The 3 hours and 45 minutes ferry ride through the Salish Sea will take you past Whidbey Island and underneath historic Deception Pass bridge before arriving in Friday Harbor. Upon arrival, you’ll be steps from downtown as well as Clipper’s fun activity and hotel partners. Get a great deal when you add a hotel stay to your booking.

How much is the ferry from Seattle to San Juan Island?
The passenger-only round-trip fare for the San Juan Clipper ferry from Seattle to Friday Harbor ranges from $100 USD – $139 USD for an advance purchase depending on the time of year. The Seattle to San Juan Island ferry operates various service between April 24 – October 11.

Do you need a passport to take the ferry from Seattle to San Juan Island?
No, San Juan Island is located inside the United States and does not require a passport for travel between Seattle and San Juan Island.

Seattle Whale Watching Tour to the San Juan Islands

Go whale watching in Seattle! Get your camera ready as you cruise out of Pier 69 on the ONLY Seattle whale watching tour to San Juan Islands! Soak in awe-inspiring scenery as you travel to an area world-renowned for sealife, where you’ll be on the lookout with an onboard expert naturalist by your side looking for orca, humpback and minke whales.

April through October is the best time to go on a Seattle whale watching tour with gray whale watching common in March and April while orca, humpback and minke whales are commonly spotted May through October.

 Meet the REAL locals and go behind the scenes with Clipper on our Seattle Whale Watching tour to the San Juan Islands.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

The San Juan Clipper is conveniently docked at Pier 69 on the Seattle Waterfront. Pier 69 is easily accessible on foot, car, and bicycle from Downtown Seattle. King County Metro also operates several routes that will take you within 10-15 minutes walking distance from the pier. Find more information on Directions & Parking.

Seattle

Seattle Clipper Terminal

2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-5000

DIRECTIONS

Nearby parking

Bell Street Pier Garage

Entrances on:
9 Wall St & 2323 Elliott Ave

Garage hours:
6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 per calendar day for Clipper passengers. Must obtain parking validation from the Victoria Clipper terminal. Garage has a height restriction of 6’6″

DIRECTIONS

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal

Spring Street Pier – Friday Harbor
81 Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

DIRECTIONS


"This boat trip was absolutely amazing… The San Juan Islands are a must, aboard the Clipper."

- Jonathan C., Boston, MA
TripAdvisor


"Very professional staff. Comfortable boat. Beautiful scenery and whales. What’s not to like?"

- Marty B., Olympia, WA
TripAdvisor

"The crew answered all questions with knowledge and confidence. I will return to Friday Harbor via Clipper again this summer"

- Van Nita S.
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Easily reachable from downtown Seattle via the San Juan Clipper, the San Juan Islands are the perfect day trip for anyone visiting Seattle.

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