Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Sea Kayaking throughout the Salish Sea
One of the top excursions throughout the San Juan Islands is sea kayaking! So naturally, Susan and her team needed to check it. So, the results are in: IT’S AWESOME. See for yourself! San Juan Outfitters offers 3-hour, 5-hour, and multi-day tours.
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Undercover at Coho Restaurant
Susan went undercover at our Coho Restaurant to test get the real fine dining experience. So, do you think she pulled it off??
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Product Testing San Juan Island Zip Tour
We spent the day “hanging out” with the San Juan Island Zip Tour crew. It was an absolute blast! This week’s video is a special extended edition. We pretend we’re doing these videos for our guests but it’s really because we love to play so much!
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Downtown Friday Harbor
Susan takes on all of downtown Friday Harbor in one afternoon! She got a little too distracted by a few of the shops to make it to them all.
When you stay with us at the San Juan Island Inn Collection, we want to ensure you make the most of your vacation to the San Juan Island! How do we do that? By personally experiencing all the Island has to offer. This way, when you ask: “What should we do today?” We’ve got an endless supply of options for you to choose from! Susan, our innkeeper, has made it her personal mission to give you a little sneak peak of what YOU could be experiencing while here. She does this through her Hospitality Vignettes.
And what, might you ask, is the biggest attraction the San Juan Island has to offer? Whale watching! The Salish sea is home to amazing orcas, porpoises, sea lions, seals, humpbacks, and much much more. Susan gives you an idea of the different tour companies based in Friday Harbor. They have a variety of experiences to choose from!
All footage was taken following the Be Whale Wise guidelines.
Susan tests out her whale speak on J1, their newest zodiac boat. “J1 is luxurious, smooth riding and very fast”. Jeff Friedman from Maya’s took the feature photo for this blog the day they went out with Susan. I think she’ll make Dory very proud. Why she has a frog hat, we’ll never know!
Get out your notebooks and pens, it’s time to learn about wildlife! Each whale watching tour has an experienced naturalist aboard. Our naturalist, Sarah, was absolutely phenomenal. You seriously do feel like you are in class – except 100 times more fun!
Susan snuck out for a ride on Ivan’s Western Explorer. What a fun way to experience wildlife! A big thank you to Western Prince for the stunning footage.
Stay at the San Juan Island Inn Collection
Well? Are you ready to book your tour now?? And if you stay with us, you’ll see just how spunky Susan is in real life. Give us a call today and we can help you have the best vacation EVER!
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Product Testing Susie’s Mopeds
Holy moly! Like Susan said, traveling around the Island on Susie’s Mopeds is a hoot and a holler. There are so many fun stops along the way, and the drive itself is half the fun. Where will she go next?
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: A Typical Day
We know you’ve been DYING to know what we do around here when we’re not hard at work “product testing”. Here’s a sneak peak of what our job descriptions actually say we do.
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Making Pupcakes
Every time your pup checks in at the Harrison House Suites, they get a pupcake! Susan shows you just how we make them. Give us a call to book your pet-friendly suite or cottage.
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: San Juan Island Farmer’s Market
Don’t miss our on our favorite day of the week! Every Saturday, Brickworks hosts the San Juan Island Farmer’s Market. They have everything from massage tables, to farm fresh herbal teas, to hand crafted jewelry! The best part? It’s only a block and a half away from our inns.
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Visiting our Northern Neighbors
Now that’s it’s April, the Sidney, BC ferry is up and running! Which means you can now do the full tour. Visit our friends up in Canada directly from the San Juan Island. Our innkeepers and owners recently took a “product testing” trip to Whistler. They were in search of new Canadian brands to try. As you can see, Susan deemed the Vodka exploration as successful!
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Our Gardens
One of the real treats of visiting the San Juan Island is that you can find home grown produce everywhere! The San Juan Island Inn Collection is one of those places. We take advantage of the wonderful climate to grow our own veggies, garnishes, and herbs. Then what do we do? Share them with you of course! When you stay with us at the Harrison House Suites, you will find an assortment of local produce on your plate.
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Whale Watching and You
Spring is sneaking up on us which means its almost our favorite time of the year! Whale watching season!! Here Susan is down on the docks of Friday Harbor where a number of the whale watching tours depart from. AND it’s just minutes from the San Juan Island Inn Collection. Give us a call today and we’ll help you decide on the perfect tour.