The San Juan Islands are a great place for boaters. There are several parks with mooring buoys and a number of commercial marinas as well as private docks at many waterfront homes. Be advised that even these facilities can all be full on a busy weekend, especially the Fourth of July, so be sure to check and plan ahead. Many people prefer to moor in Fisherman Bay so they can walk to the restaurants and shops in the village.
See our Directory – Marinas for public and private marinas. Parks with mooring buoys are Odlin County Park and Spencer Spit State Park.
Flying into Lopez is a great way to see the San Juan Islands from the air. Private planes generally use the Lopez Airport.
Commercial Air travel service is available from
Kenmore flies sea planes to all the major islands from Lake Union in Seattle and flies wheeled planes from Boeing Field in Everett. Sea planes land in Fisherman Bay on Lopez, wheeled planes land at the Lopez Island Airport. .
San Juan Airlines
San Juan Airlines flies in and out of the Lopez Island Airport
See the Port of Lopez website for more information on Lopez Island Airport.
Ground Transportation on Lopez Island:
Taxi or Bus: As mentioned above, there is a taxi service on Lopez Island. There is no public transportation. Some accommodations provide pick up and delivery service to the ferry landing. Be sure you have arranged for your transportation needs in advance. It’s a 4 mile walk from the ferry to town.
Bicycles: There are several businesses that rent bicycles. Please see Biking in our directory. Some bike rentals companies will arrange to have your bike at the ferry landing when you arrive. Be sure to ask.
Cars and Scooters: There are NO car or scooter rentals on the island.
Kayaks and boats: There are several locations where you can rent kayaks. There are also boats available for touring and charters. Please see Activities in our Directory.