Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are located
off the northern coast of Washington State. Approximately
an hour and twenty minutes from the mainland city of Anacortes
by ferry, Orcas is home to an eclectic community of artisans
and small cottage businesses. Its diverse landscape of mountains,
wooded countryside and spectacular vistas make it a popular
destination for both day trips and extended vacations.
Eastsound is the largest town on the island and is home to
a variety of accommodations and restaurants. Four other small
communities, Olga, Deer Sound, West Sound and Doe Bay are
scattered across the horseshoe-shaped island and have a range
of galleries, artist studios and shopping amenities.
Rosario Resort, the islands largest hotel, is the former
estate of shipbuilder Robert Moran and offers first-class
dining and accommodations, as well as sweeping views of sound.
There also are a number of bed and breakfast inns located
throughout the island.
Orcas Island Information: Guide
to the San Juans | Chamber
[Material adapted from the Orcas
Island Chamber of Commerce.]