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!