Susan has been wondering if her saying is catching on at the San Juan Island Inn Collection. We decided to take a tour around the property to see what our team members thought. What do you think?
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Deck Wines
We are now selling wine for your enjoyment on property! Drink them wherever you fancy.
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: 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 can offer an endless list of choices for you! Susan, our innkeeper, has made it her personal mission to give you a little sneak peak of what YOU could be experiencing while here.
So what is the biggest attraction the San Juan Island has to offer? Whale & Wildlife Watching! The Salish Sea is home to amazing orcas, porpoises, sea lions, seals, humpbacks and much much more. Susan is here to give you an idea of the different tour companies based in Friday Harbor in this series of vlogs. You have a variety of experiences to choose from!
All footage was taken following the Be Whale Wise guidelines.
Part One: Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
Susan tests out her whale speak on J1, their 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!
Part Two: San Juan Safaris Whale Watching
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 phenomenal. You will feel like you are in class – except 100 times more fun!
Part Three: Western Prince Whale and Wildlife Tours
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.
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Well? Are you ready to book your tour now?? 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: 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!