Location & Directions

 

Orcas Island is one of the San Juan Islands located in Washington State's famous Puget Sound. It is on the Washington State Ferry route and can be reached via either the Anacortes terminal on the Washington State side, or the Sidney terminal on the Canadian side of the Sound. If driving from Seattle, take I-5 north approximately 60 miles to exit 230 just north of Mt. Vernon. Travel west to Anacortes, following the signs to the San Juan Ferries. Call (888) 808-7977 or visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries for current ferry information. The ferries are very busy in the summer so be sure to plan on being in line well before the scheduled departure time. Orcas Island is also served by several commuter airlines. Call Kenmore Air at (800) 543-9595 or West Isle Air at (800) 874-4434 for schedule information. 

 

From anywhere on Orcas you can reach your lodgings at Foxglove Cottage by following the signs to Deer Harbor, located on the south west tip of the island. The cottage is just south of the Deer Harbor Marina on the water side of the road.

 

Orcas Island has a wonderful variety of recreational, dining and shopping opportunities you can easily access from your lodgings at Foxglove Cottage. Several whale watching tours are based on Orcas, as are a number of kayak trip operators. Eastsound is the business center of the island and many wonderful restaurants and craft shops are located there. Moran State Park has miles of hiking trails through its old growth forests and fresh water lakes for swimming or fishing. Mt. Constitution is the highest peak in the San Juan Islands and offers magnificent views from Canada on the north, Mt. Rainier on the south and the Olympic Mountains on the southwest.

 

Links

 

Ferry schedule for Orcas Island
Flights to Orcas
Airporter Shuttle

Washington State Ferry Anacortes to Orcas Island