Two more island businesses join TripAdvisor ‘Excellence’ club

Helen King’s Highland Inn bed and breakfast on Haro Strait has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013.

Located on the killer whale route on the west side of San Juan Island, Highland Inn has all the amenities (view window-seats in both suites, wood burning fireplaces, jet tubs and steam showers, entertainment centers) as well as King’s award-winning foods and cookies. See for yourself at, www.HighlandInn.comd; 888-400-9850.

Captain Carli’s Whale Watching Tours in Friday Harbor has also been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013, for the second year in a row.

A former owner-operator of Argyle House Bed and Breakfast, Carli operates his whale watching excursions aboard his 25-foot C-Dory, May through October. For info:; telephone 888-221-1331,

Trip Advisor, an online travel agency which rates establishments based on website reviews from customers, awards Certificates of Excellence to the top ten percent of establishments in several categories of hotels and other tourism facilities.