|Anacortes Airport on Fidalgo Island|
Our first stop was Anacortes Airport. It's technically not part of the San Juans, but it's a popular jumping off point for visitors and residents. If you have your own plane, Anacortes makes a good day or overnight destination. If you like boats, don't miss the the Waterfront Festival.
|A San Juan Airlines plane at Anacortes Airport|
The 3015-foot runway is paved. There are trees at both ends, but the 241' elevation and cool sea breezes make approaches and departures fairly comfortable for most aircraft. Self-service fuel is available and ample parking.
|Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes|
For anyone needing a ride to the islands, San Juan Airlines has scheduled service from Anacortes. You can also charter a plane for Victoria or other BC destination.
You can also catch a ferry to the islands.
|Lopez Airport's runway and parking area|
We know a little about Lopez because we've cruised there in our boat and anchored overnight in Fisherman's Bay.
It would be fun to see it more from the land side.
|Base to final approach at Friday Harbor Airport|
Transient parking is within a few minutes walk of downtown.
You can read about another trip we took to Friday Harbor that included renting bikes to ride to meet Mona the Camel by clicking here.
|Friday Harbor ferry terminal|
Looking for a fun afternoon? Try some island hopping, San Juan style. Fly high and fast. Maybe we'll see you in the friendly skies. -- Margy