Sucia Island Picnic Cruise

Includes a scrumptious lunch and nature walk on the beach


    • Breathtaking tour of the northern San Juan Islands and visit to Sucia Island State Park
    • Fabulous picnic lunch on the beach
    • Fully narrated tour with experienced wildlife guides on board each cruise
    • 2.5 hours on Sucia – time for a beach walk with our naturalist, or explore the island on your own
    • Deluxe 50′ tour vessel with indoor and outdoor seating

(* Due to low tides there will be no tour July 14, July 15 or August 11)


July 7 – August 26 *

(Saturdays & Sundays Only)

Depart Bellingham: 10:00 am
Arrive Bellingham: 4:30 pm


Adult : $89
Youth (6 – 17) : $44.50
Child (Under 6): FREE

Sucia Island State Park

One of the true gems of the San Juan’s lies up north on the Canadian border. San Juan Cruises can take you out to this exclusive jewel that is only accessible by private yacht or charter vessel. Bring your friends and family out for a beach picnic and nature walk on this stunning island.

Depart the Bellingham Cruise Terminal aboard one of our deluxe tour vessels, with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. You’ll enjoy up to 2 1/2 hours on this scenic cruise to Sucia Island watching for wildlife as your captain tells you interesting stories and explains the natural history of this unique part of the San Juan Islands.

Once we dock at Fossil Bay, our naturalist will take you on a narrated beach walk, or you have the option of exploring the island on your own.

Picnic On The Beach

We’ll serve a delicious picnic lunch on the island, freshly prepared daily by our crew, and packed into an insulated tote that you get to keep after the cruise! You may choose to have lunch at the picnic shelter, take it to the beach, or stroll along one of many trails on the island to find a special spot of your own.

For more information and reservations, please give us a call at 1-800-443-4552, or book online.

Depart from the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat leaves at 10:00 am – please check in about 30 minutes prior to pick up your tickets.

Location / Directions

Cruises depart from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal / Alaska Ferry Terminal in Bellingham, WA. Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure at our ticketing office inside the terminal. (Map / Driving Instructions).

Sucia Island Picnic Cruise Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift for friends or family? We have gift certificates available – give us a call at 800-443-4552 or stop by our office.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation, or change it to a different date, please give us a call at least 24 hours prior to departure. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable. When you make a reservation, we will send you a confirmation letter detailing our cancellation policy.


“Wonderful Crew! What an excellent way to spend a summer Sunday. Thoroughly enjoyable, excellent picnic lunch, and such beautiful scenery. Money well-spent for this fabulous time, and looking forward to the crab dinner cruise–thanks again!”

-Carol T

“We took the day trip to Sucia island, a Washington State Park accessible only by boat. The captain provided interesting commentary along the way (~1 1/2 hours), and staff were very knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw. We had 2+ hours on the island – time for a short hike before gathering together for a lunch (fried chicken, potato salad, brownies and a split of sparkling wine). On the return trip, we went by a slightly different route so we saw different views and different birds. While we were expecting to have a good time, we agreed that because of the staff, this trip exceeded expectations. I highly recommend San Juan Cruises.”