Air transportation to the San Juan Islands may be the best method for some people. If you are traveling a long distance, and want to maximize your time in the islands, meeting friend / relative already cruising in the islands, visiting with someone that lives in the islands, or some other special circumstances. Material here really does not apply to those individuals needing a car while they are on the islands.
Most mornings in either Friday Harbor, or Roche Harbor, you will see commuters leaving the islands to go to work. They may go and return the same day, or for a longer period. Return home will either be the same day, or after a specific period away from the islands. The airline that flies these commuters is Kenmore Air.
Vacationers use Kenmore Air also. I have used Kenmore Air to get to Seattle when my friends wanted to have a longer trip than I could. At that time, I got a flight one morning at Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island, WA, and flew to Lake Union in downtown Seattle and the caught the free shuttle to Seattle-Tacoma airport. The ride was most enjoyable, and the cost was quite reasonable.
So if you want to visit the San Juan Islands, and do not have either the time to drive or boat to the San Juan’s, consider using Kenmore Airlines.
Information about Kenmore Airlines flight schedules, costs, and places to embark and disembark, please check the following web sites on flying to and from the San Juan Islands.
Kenmore Airlines: http://www.kenmoreair.com/
Kenmore Airlines frequent flyer arrangements with Alaska Airlines: http://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/partners/kenmore.aspx
Pictures below show a Kenmore Air arriving and leaving from Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island, WA:
The links below provide links for videos of Kenmore Air flights:
Kenmore Air from Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island, WA to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=IwJ_8a4OPy8
Kenmore Air From Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA to Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=jqmpYrEvXZM
Kenmore Air From Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA to Lake Union, Seattle, WA: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=WgE4xGThzxE