Orcas is the largest and most topographically diverse of the San Juan Islands. At 2,409 feet, Mt. Constitution is the highest point in the islands. Inns, restaurants and stores cluster in the charming main town of Eastsound and in Orcas Village, at the ferry landing, but the Hamlets of Olga, Doe Bay, West Sound and Deer Harbor have their special offerings. However, if you want to know Orcas Island, make sure you take the time to explore and enjoy the unique character of these villages. Each area has it own subtle style and you will discover and embrace your own favorite place.
Orcas holds something for everyone. It’s all here. The island offers a wide range of options: explore, shop, kayak, hike, dine, engage in intellectual community events, or simply get away from it all.
Here are our personal recommendations for making your stay, no matter the length, a fabulous experience:
Getting here: Your options for getting to Orcas Island by ferry or air.
Where to stay: Our lodging recommendations, and where to go for the complete list of Orcas Island lodging options.
Contractors & essential services: If you need something done, these are the people to do it. Architects, builders, utilities, services, health care, and more.
Outdoor activities: Great Orcas Island hikes, beach access, and how to get out and enjoy the water.
Food and Farms: Orcas Island has become a major food destination in the Pacific Northwest. Here are our recommended Orcas Island restaurants, farmstands, and more.
Shopping: The island’s unique shops provide retail therapy for those looking for a unique find.
Arts and Entertainment: Music, theater, public lectures, and more.
Island History: Find out about early residents and the history of our unique island community.
Schools & continued learning: Orcas offers both public and private options for primary education and many ongoing learning opportunities.
Health and wellness: Traditional, alternative and emergency options for Orcas Island vistors and residents.
Volunteer opportunities: Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people and find your place in our island community.
Newspapers: The Islands Sounder has a print edition that comes out every Wednesday, and you can also read it online. Orcas Issues is an online newspaper with daily updates.