We spent a majority of this past weekend out on our boat, fishing in the San Juan Islands. If you haven’t been, and especially if you are local, it’s an area that I highly recommend exploring. I have always lived close but never visited much until about six years ago and it is gorgeous.
One thing about boating is it can be can be hard to plan too far in advance, especially with little ones. Even if the weather is gorgeous the water can still be rough and we don’t go out with the kids if it’s like that so that typically means in that case we don't go at all. This trip was planned super last minute but sometimes those trips are the best!
During the day we fished, played games and my husband cooked hot dogs up on our little boat grill (they were a hit)! The kids spent time looking for wildlife (we saw sea otters, seals, ducks, birds), coloring, snacking, playing with toys and even got a nap in! As early evening approached we headed back to the Roche Harbor Marina to check in to our room at Roche Harbor Resort.
We had stayed at the Quarryman Hall hotel portion of the resort previously and it was just as wonderful this visit. Our room had two queen sized beds, a fireplace, balcony and a gorgeous bathroom. I was excited to see spa robes as well as bath salts and other spa products. A Keurig with Starbucks coffee pods is provided in room as well as a mini fridge and television.
The girls had so much fun sharing a bed and my husband and I found the bed and bedding incredibly comfortable. I didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning because it was so cozy but we were on a limited time frame so had to head out earlier than I would have liked!
Roche Harbor is ones of our favorite places to visit/stay in the San Juan’s; we visit frequently, especially in the summer months. A nice restaurant, cafe, and convenience store (where we found the wine and chocolate cake pictured above) are all within close proximity to the marina. If you do not have a boat you can easily take the ferry to Friday Harbor then drive about 15 minutes to Roche Harbor. We have also stayed at condos on the property and enjoyed that too. They are a bit further from the marina but staff members are available to drive you to/from via golf cart. Though summer is the prime season, right now is still a great time to visit and it makes for a much less expensive trip with the hotel pricing being lower in the winter months.
You can find more information, including lodging details and booking, at www.rocheharbor.com.
Have you been to Roche Harbor before? Everyone that I know that has been there loves it!
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