Short list of ADA Compliant/handicap/wheelchair accessible businesses and things to do on Lopez Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island.

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What follows is just a short list of ADA compliant events, businesses, tours, and establishments that are handicap and/or wheelchair accessible.  If you know of one that is not listed below please suggest one by adding a comment below.


Surina Business Park at 50 Malcom in Friday Harbor is all at ground level, we feature several local island businesses that are easily accessible. Pet Supplies, Marine Repair, Herb Shop, Food Coop, Heating Stoves, install, maintenance and repair, Used Household, furniture and misc, Discount Clothing, Handmade Tile and Heated Storage Units. 378-4555

Lopez Island Village: All of our Lopez Village businesses are handicap accessible.  Outside of our Village the Galley Restaurant, The Lopez Islander Resort and Restaurant, the Islandale Southender Store & Deli are all handicap accessible.


"Lavendera Day Spa has wheel chair accessibilty in the back of the building. Our bathroom is spacious, but does not have handlebars if those are needed. We will do our best to support your needs while you are here."

Ciely Gray


At the Horseshu Hacienda ( on San Juan Island just outside of Friday Harbor ) we offer a horse program specifically for disabled riders, including the chance to safely groom one of our gentle horses or ponies. We will be happy to discuss your specific needs and set up a monthly, weekly or one-time program to accommodate your individual desires. Bring your camera - Get ready to smile!

Kayaking and Whale Watching Tours

We offer guided sea kayak tours from Lopez Island. We have the ability to offer an adaptive paddling experience for physically challenged people. We have also had many visually and hearing impaired people on our tours in the past. We have worked with World Team Sports, a nonprofit who offers outdoor adventures for disabled athletes. We have been the outfitter for their kayaking program for the past few years, taking people with a range of disabilities on multi-day kayaking adventures.

Heidi Hernandez
Cascadia Kayak and Bike
Lopez Island, WA

While we do have handicap passengers on our tours and we do welcome them, our boat probably isn't the best for wheelchairs. There are three steps up to the boat and a loading door that is not wide enough for a full sized wheel chair to fit through without being folded. Probably the best boat in Friday Harbor would be the Odessey, owned by San Juan Excursions.

Ivan Reiff Owner
Captain Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

A person can be wheeled right up to the boat. Then they will need to be able to stand and walk up the steps, with assistance. We do not allow wheel chairs on deck, but there is plenty of seating.

San Juan Safaris Whale Watching Tours, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island


The San Juan community Theater , Friday Harbor.

The Theatre building and bathrooms are accessible to people with disabilities and other special needs. There are several designated parking spaces to the right of the Theatre’s main entrance, and a ramp for easy access to the building.

Both performance venues – the large Whittier Theatre and the smaller Gubelman Theatre – can accommodate patrons in wheelchairs. Because special seating is limited in both venues, patrons wanting to use this seating are encouraged to order their tickets early and to specify to the Box Office at the time they purchase tickets that they require special seating.

Hearing Impaired
Hearing impaired customers attending performances in the Whittier Theatre can us headsets that amplify the sound; these headsets are available free of charge at the box office.

The San Juan County Fair is held annually on the 3rd weekend of August (Aug 18-21, 2010). Nearly every aspect of the Fair is handicap accessible. The Main Exhibit Building has a concrete floor with full bathroom facilities. Several of the other exhibit buildings have concrete floors. There is a hard surface roadway from the Main gate that winds through the fairgrounds. Access to the buildings and barns from this road would be over packed dirt and gravel roads, paths or short, maintained grass. Most of the fairground is flat. We provide on grounds parking next to the Main Exhibit Building for vehicles with handicap tags and have an electric golf cart type vehicle to assist with movement around the grounds upon request. We will make every effort to help all fairgoers enjoy this excellent yearly event. For more information visit our website at 

Rev Shannon Fair & Events Manager San Juan County Fair 360-378-4310


The Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn both can accommodate wheel chair access. The bathrooms are not formally ADA compliant.

Earthbox Motel  ( On San Juan Island ) has one handicapped accessible room with a queen bed (WaterPlace) and walk-in shower in the bathroom. Our lobby has a ramp. We do have an indoor pool and hot tub, but to get into the pool or hot tub itself, you'll need to climb stairs.

Bird Rock Hotel ( On San Juan Island ) , our sister hotel, has a handicapped accessible suite. The Marrowstone. It has a king bed in the bedroom, a walk in shower in the bathroom, a living room and a private hot tub (need to climb stairs to get into hot tub). It's a gorgeous room. However, the room itself is not as roomy as the Water Place at Earthbox (hard to maneuver in a wheelchair). The lobby at Bird Rock has a step, no ramp (grandfathered in). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

EARTHBOX MOTEL 800-793-4756 360-378-4000

BIRD ROCK HOTEL 800-352-2632 360-378-5848

Built on a bluff overlooking the Friday Harbor Marina ( On San Juan Island ) , Friday Harbor House is equipped for accessibility. The inn features guestrooms and restrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs and there is elevator access to the second and third floors. The 1,070 square foot San Juan Room is accessible via ramps, and our newest space, The Bluff Restaurant ? Bar ? Terrace, was specifically built with accessibility in mind.

The serenity of Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes can be  ( On San Juan Island ) enjoyed as a handicap accessible vacation. When making reservations, please request Lodge Room #1.
Lacey Lybecker, Marketing Manager

We have one king room in The Orchard House that is ADA approved. There are other rooms that can accommodate guests in wheelchairs but "Stayman" had wider doors, a rool under sink and grab bard and seat in the shower.

Susan William & Susan C. Fletcher
Turtleback Farm Inn
1981 Crow Valley Road Eastsound, WA 98245
(800) 376-4914 Reservations (360) 376-4914 FAX (360) 376-5329

 Trumpeter Inn Bed and Breakfast , San Juan Island

"Savory", our most versatile room is equipped with two twin beds which can be made into a king size bed. This room has views of the garden and is located on the first floor with a private entrance. The bathroom is built to accommodate wheelchairs with a spacious wheelchair accessible shower. This room will also accommodate an additional rollaway bed (additional charges will apply).  To accommodate guests in wheelchairs our wonderful breakfasts are served to you either in your room our in our downstairs club room.Shaun Andres
Trumpeter Inn Bed and Breakfast
318 Trumpeter Way
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Horseshu Hacienda ( on San Juan Island just outside of Friday Harbor ) is an ideal group or family accommodation / retreat for anyone – including someone who may have a mobility restriction. The living accommodations include a large deck, with wonderful views of the San Juan Valley – plus a Birds-eye view of the Working Ranch Grounds, including the horse riding arena and trail ride around the Ranch. Whether you prefer the inside, or being outside- you can sit comfortably, and enjoy the view, plus provide you with hours of real live entertainment. You will feel as though you are part of the Ranch Operation, and the daily activities. Our Ranch hands start each day at sun-up with feeding horses, to sun-down tucking each horse back in their barn stall. You can watch the guests ride, or 4-H Youth practice horseback riding skills.

The Hacienda is exceptionally well maintained, stocked with plenty of towels and linens, well appointed kitchen, and CLEAN. You will find tons of room to easily maneuver around, with the open and spacious floor plan. Each of the 3 bedrooms contains a comfortable Queen Size Bed plus an additional single size rollaway bed is tucked inside each bedroom closet. Everyone can have their own bed!

Please note: The Hacienda is not an “Official Handicap Establishment” as we do not have regulation handicap bars in the bathrooms / showers or any other rooms. Prior to entering the Hacienda you will find only a couple of nice wide stair steps. Once you enter, all is flat single level – including going outside on the deck. Our Friendly Ranch Staff is available 24hrs- and will gladly accommodate anyone requiring additional assistance.

We offer a horse program specifically for disabled riders, including the chance to safely groom one of our gentle horses or ponies. We will be happy to discuss your specific needs and set up a monthly, weekly or one-time program to accommodate your individual desires. Bring your camera - Get ready to smile!

We have one room handicap accessible, and all public area is handicap accessible. Regards Robert, Edenwild bed and breakfast, Lopez Island.

We offer some handicap fully-equipped cottages. No steps to your cabin, park on concrete parking pad. West Beach Resort – Orcas Island.

Food and Dining

Coho Restaurant is wheelchair/handicap accessible. Friday Harbor.

Lopez Islander Restaurant has ADA restrooms.

Moran State Park

Camp Moran Vacation House
Located in a forested setting, the quaint Camp Moran Vacation House is a great base from which to explore Moran State Park, Mount Constitution and Orcas Island. Two bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests and a living room has cable TV with VCR. The house has two bedrooms - one with one bunk bed and one full bed, the other with one bunk bed and one full/twin bunk bed; one ADA compliant restroom and one ADA compliant shower; kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, dining and cooking utensils; living room with full size futon, TV/VCR and cable; outdoor campfire pit. The vacation house is a smoke-free and pet-free facility. Guests provide their own linens and towels, and clean up after themselves before check-out. For rates and more information, please visit the Washington State Parks website at and click on Vacation Houses. For reservations call 1-800-360-4240.

Moran State Park ADA Campsite
Site 12 at the South End Campground on Cascade Lake is reserved for ADA permitted campers only. The site has is paved and can accommodate a large RV or trailer up to 32 feet long. The site is adjacent to Cascade Lake and an ADA compliant restroom and shower facility. A picnic table and fire ring are also at the site. There are no utilities located at the site, but a dump station is available at the park. ADA eligible campers must present a valid ADA parking pass upon registration. Reservations are highly recommended during peak season, May 15 - Sept 15; all sites are first come, first serve in the off season. To make a reservation, please visit the Washingon State Parks website at  or call 1-888-CAMPOUT.

Neither the gift shop or the summit of Mount Constitution are considered accessible by ADA standards. The gift shop has a few steps at the entrance. I have, however, seen people in "off-road" style wheelchairs (big tires) make it up the gravel trail to the look out area at the summit just fine. The good news is that the Friends of Moran are starting to remodel the old KVOS building at the summit and will be turning it into an interpretive center and gift shop. This will most likely be ADA accessible. Kari Due, OA3 Moran State Park  360.376.2326 fax: 360.376.2360

Sucia Island

Sucia Island State Park has recently installed some ADA facilities out there too. You may want to contact them for more info: .