San Juan Islands Campaign

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau


Port of Seattle

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Port of Seattle, will host up to six writers and/or bloggers from the Black Travel Alliance for four nights on San Juan and Orcas Islands.

About San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are located off the coast of Washington State in the northwestern USA.

As your ferry glides through the San Juan Islands, feel yourself unwind. Watch for bald eagles and listen for the spouts of orca or humpback whales. You won’t find fast food, stoplights, or Jet Skis; you will find hidden forest paths, sweeping shorelines, and a mosaic of wildlife. Be seduced by “Island Time” in a place without bridges or malls. Strike up a conversation with a local and you’ll find stalwart orca researchers, entrepreneurs, famous artists, composers, and outdoor guides–all with stories to tell.

  • San Juan Island:
    • From nature-to-nurture, shuck a briny oyster at a shellfish farm or sample the evergreen essence of the Islands at a local distillery or winery. Stroll the picturesque waterfront village of Friday Harbor, with shops, galleries, and museums all within one square mile. Indulge in decadent truffles handcrafted by artisan chocolatiers and wonder at the size of the skeletons at The Whale Museum. Soak in the sunset in the shadow of a 102-year-old lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point State Park and wander among the whimsical at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Search for wildlife alongside experienced naturalists on a whale and wildlife tour.
  • Orcas Island:
    • Lonely Planet dubbed the San Juan Islands “the gourmet archipelago,” and Orcas Island is living proof. Sample the imaginative creations of some of Orcas’ many award-winning chefs, explore bountiful gardens, and try preserves, shrubs, and petillant-naturel wines made from fruit harvested from 100-year-old trees. Take in the spectacular view from the Game of Thrones-esque tower on Mt. Constitution in Moran State Park and comb the beach at tiny, secluded Obstruction Pass. Check out one of the finest selections of local art and crafts in the Islands at the Artworks. As the gallery is owned and operated by the artists themselves, there is the unique opportunity to meet one or more of them on any given day.

Journey to where lush cedar forests lead to beautiful seas and stars twinkle brighter in the night sky. 

Campaign Dates

  • October 6-10, 2022

Deadline For Application

The deadline to receive your application to be considered for this project is Monday, June 20, 2022, at midnight Pacific Time.

Once applications are received, they will be reviewed by San Juan Islands and a decision made. Successful candidates will then be notified.

Who We Are Looking For?

The ideal applicant…

  • Is excited to learn about and share the niches of the San Juan Islands such as food and wine, wildlife watching, and arts and culture
  • Is self-reliant and does well in groups, as well as on your own
  • Has an engaged following whether on social channels, your blog, or other outlets
  • Is passionate about content creation (social posts, blogs, articles, videos, etc.) and is willing to share or participate in a channel take-over.

Applicants should be prepared to travel during the month of October (dress for unpredictable PNW weather!) and relate any travel accommodations or dietary restrictions in the application. And while we love sharing experiences with important people, we won’t be able to accommodate partners or families during this trip. Visiting the Islands entails boats, planes, and buses and many tour stops include food and beverages. Your comfort and safety are our utmost concern, so please let us know how we can best host you! 


  • Two (2) blog posts based on your experiences.
  • Two (2) Instagram Posts
  • One (1) Instagram Reel


What will be covered:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to/from SeaTac Airport (SEA)
  • Accommodation
  • Activities 
  • Select meals 

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