Travel Tips & FAQ

Traveling too Orcas Island, WA can be a little challenging for almost anyone. But the reward is well worth it - Fresh water lakes to swim in, mountain top trails to hike, charming "downtown" with boutique shops and restaurants to explore, stunning wildlife and so much more.

Getting Here - Washington State Ferries (WSF)

The departure location for ferry service to the San Juan Islands (Orcas Island is part of the San Juan Islands) is from Anacortes, WA. Roughly 90 miles North of Seattle, WA. It usually takes 1.5 - 2 hours to travel from the Seattle, WA area to Anacortes Ferry Landing.If you are driving your vehicle to Orcas, WA, travelers should try to make a vehicle reservation for a specific ferry (from Anacortes, WA

  • There are three main ways to travel to Orcas Island - Vehicle, Plane or Personal Boat. 
  • The most common way to travel is via vehicle from Anacortes, WA onboard the Washington State Ferries (WSF) to Orcas Island.
  • Book a flight from Seattle, Anacortes, Bellingham or other surrounding area via Kenmore Air or San Juan Airlines to Eastsound, WA.Bring your boat to one of the Marinas on Orcas.