Roche Harbor, Washington, USA
Roche Harbor is a sheltered harbor on the northwest side of San Juan Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States, and the site of a resort of the same name. Roche Harbor sits along Haro Strait and Canada – United States border. The harbor itself provides one of the better protected anchorages in the islands. The harbor is surrounded on the east side by San Juan Island, on the north side by Pearl Island, and on the west and south sides by Henry Island.
Roche Harbor is small enough that you can walk everywhere. The whole town is oriented around the harbour, and the hotels and docks that surround it. Activities in and around Roche Harbor include Westcott Bay Sculpture Park, whale watching, cycling, shipping, hiking and trail walking, shopping, kayaking, tennis, bocce and scooter riding.
Things to see and do
* Sculpture Garden
* Orca whale watching from sea kayaks
* Birding & Bird-watching tours
* Hiking & cycling
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (USD$)
Language – English
Land Area - 27.4 sq. km’s
Population – 12,400 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port at Roche Harbor is centrally located close to the town.
Travel Links – Roche Harbor is accessible by float plane from Lake Union in Seattle. Shuttles can bring you from Seattle-Tacoma airport to Lake Union.
Take the ferry or a plane to Friday Harbor, at the other end of the island, and then a 15-minute taxi ride to Roche Harbor.
San Juan Island Transit, Bus service between Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, and other island destinations. 20 minutes. Runs up to once every hour during the day at peak season.