Roche Harbor Excursions & Activities


Your stay in Roche Harbor wouldn’t be complete without a few fun tourist activities. The location offers several amazing sights to see and adventures to participate in.

Several of the hotels near the harbor offer their own excursions and tours and here are some we recommend:


You simply have to experience the kayaking at Roche Harbor. This excursion allows visitors to explore our wildlife, open waters, mountain views and scenic landscapes all from a kayak. You might even encounter an orca whale during your tour!

There is simply no better way to tour the San Juan Islands and Roche Harbor than a kayak tour from Suan Juan Outfiiters who have exclusive rights to access areas other tours cannot.


The best time for tourists to see an orca whale pod is between April and October. We recommend visiting the Suan Juan Islands during the summer months for beautiful weather and a chance to see these beautiful creatures in the marina.

You can see the orca whales from one of several group tours offered by local tourism companies throughout the Suan Juan Islands.


There are several scenic nature trails to explore during your visit to Roche Harbor. You can see the Historical English Camp along your hike or Mt. Young too.

You can find maps of all of the local trails at the hotels and lodging throughout Roche Harbor and you can contact us online for more information about the specific trails we would recommend for you during your visit here.


You will love the quaint feel of downtown Roche Harbor and the San Juan Islands where there are several local street vendors as well as lovely shops featuring handcrafted items and products from local storeowners.


You cannot visit Roche Harbor without enjoying a meal at one of our local restaurants in downtown and around the marina. There are several delicious choices to choose from and of course we recommend finding one of the many amazing seafood restaurants to dine at. The seafood restaurants offer fresh fish straight from the surrounding waters caught earlier in the day!

There is so much to do during a visit to Roche Harbor. We hope you visit us many times to get to experience everything the Suan Juan Islands have to offer!

Let’s Improve Your Hotel Stay!

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This blog post will provide a few ideas on how to improve your lodging and hotel stay while visiting Roche Harbor & Marina. You want a hotel to be a home away from home and if you follow our tips you will feel very comfortable in your hotel room for the entire duration of your stay.

#1: Pack Prepared

You should pack a fresh change of clothes and all of your toiletries in your carry-on luggage. This ensures that if your luggage is lost or its arrival is delayed that when you arrive at the hotel you can change into fresh clothes and wash up if you want to. You won’t have to spend hours in the hotel waiting for your luggage to finally arrive.

#2: Portable Packing Shelves

You can purchase a closet organizer that will fold up like an accordion. Here is what you do. Place your clothing for your trip in each of the shelves of the organizer and then fold up the organizer into your luggage and pack the entire thing.

Then when you arrive at the hotel, pull the organizer out of your luggage and hang it in the closet in the hotel room and all of your clothes will be ready to access and wear and you won’t have to sort through your suitcase each day.

#3. Book Through the Hotel

Don’t use travel websites or directories to book your hotel room. You should visit the hotel website or call the hotel direct. This ensures that if your travel plans change or you need to cancel your hotel stay you can do so within 24 hours before your reservation. Travel sites often don’t allow the same flexibility.

#4. Don’t Pay for Wi-Fi

We recommend finding a hotel that includes free Wi-Fi. In 2017, you simply should not have to pay for internet access from a hotel. A hotel should feel like home and you don’t have to pay fees beyond your monthly bill for internet access at home. You’ve paid for your room. You shouldn’t have to pay for Wi-Fi too.

#5. Ask Housekeeping

You can ask housekeeping in a hotel in Roche Harbor for almost anything within reason. Don’t worry if you forgot toothpaste or shampoo or First Aid materials. The housekeeping service will bring almost anything you need to your room for you so you don’t have to scavenge the city looking for basic necessities.

These tips will help your hotel stay feel like a night at home!