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Take In the Sights on San Juan Islands Seaplane Tours

The Pacific Northwest is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. When planning your getaway with Northwest Island Escapes to the San Juan Islands, you’ll soon discover there is no shortage of ways to surround yourself with stunning scenery. The possibilities are endless, from going for a picnic in the park to creating a self-guided bike […]

3 Unique San Juan Islands Vacation Rentals on the Waterfront

Arguably the most alluring factor to consider when looking for where to stay in our slice of paradise is whether you want to take advantage of the oceanside vistas. Thankfully, Northwest Island Escapes has a stunning array of dazzling San Juan Islands vacation rentals with easy access to the waterfront.

What to Know About Fishing in the San Juan Islands

Fishing in the San Juan Islands is intriguing because it offers the ocean’s excitement with the simplicity of freshwater inland lakes. As such, angling has become a popular thing to do for locals and visitors alike. From the shores of Cascade Lake to the Rosario Strait, you’ll find everything from bass to halibut. And whether […]

What You’ll Find at the San Juan Island Farmers Market

Warmer weather, longer days, and budding flowers are just a few of the things we at Northwest Island Escapes have on our minds as we anticipate the upcoming spring months. And of course, another sign of spring—the San Juan Island Farmers Market will be welcoming back weekly vendors presenting mouth-watering produce and unique artisanal crafts […]

Finding the Best Cup of Coffee on the San Juan Islands

By now, it’s no secret that Washingtonians love their coffee. After all, the largest global coffee chain, Starbucks, is headquartered in Seattle. When you think of coffee, it’s easy to imagine a busy café on a crowded city street. Still, our laid-back island community also boasts its fair share of coffee shops and roasters. For […]

The Best Brewery on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island

San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island each have their own memorable brewery. There are some truly delicious and unique brews to taste when you stay in the San Juan Islands. Northwest Island Escapes has many rental properties scattered all over the islands, too, making it easy to find an exceptional brewery and beer […]

The Best Washington Lighthouses in the San Juan Islands

If you plan to spend any amount of time among the San Juan Islands, you are bound to see more than a few lighthouses on the Washington shoreline. These are an essential and exciting part of the history of the San Juan Islands. They also make for a fascinating attraction, which is why we encourage […]

Find Kayak and Paddleboard Rental Near San Juan Island

The San Juan Islands are a fantastic area to get out and see the sea. It’s a moment to reflect, visit the San Juan Islands’ wildlife, and absorb the natural beauty. Northwest Island Escapes has the best rental properties on the San Juan Islands, and you’ll be near many attractions. If you are staying on […]

See the San Juan Island Sculpture Park and More Art

San Juan Island is a beautiful sight to see. It’s no surprise the art scene is full of unique talents to see as well. Walking among sculptures in a San Juan Island Sculpture Park or a community theatre production on the island shows off the wondrous works that the island offers. At Northwest Island Escapes, […]

When Is Whale Watching Season in the San Juan Islands?

One of the biggest attractions in the San Juans is whale watching. Whales are an animal that many people rarely get to see up close. Staying at a Northwest Island Escapes rental property, we recommend you take advantage of this unquestionably great experience. But you might have some questions before you view these majestic animals.