Sign-up now for 2019 Visitor Guide

The Chamber of Commerce is working hard on the new Visitor Guide … and we want you to be in it! All entries must be received by March 1. Do it all online at this link … or print out a paper copy and send to the office.

It’s Orcas Island in 2019!

The New York Times has just released their annual “52 Places to Go in 2019” and Orcas Island made the list! Read the article here. Congratulations to Chamber members noted in the article … Outlook InnHogstone/Ælder restaurant (chef/owner Jay Blackinton) … and Cole & Stephanie Sisson of Doe Bay Wine Company. And, of course, a special mention of Moran State Park.

Planning your trip to the island? The food and dining options on the island are unrivaled … for restaurants take a look here (and check out our one-page dining cheat sheet.) Island Adventures are everywhere on Orcas! Check out the many Activities the island has to offer, and our varied list of members are ready to help!

Pick your pleasure on Orcas Island. It’s a magical mix of arts and culture, lush forests, placid lakes and endless outdoor possibilities. Charming villages of Olga, Deer Harbor, West Sound and Orcas Village dot the island as centers of culture, art and cuisine. Relax and enjoy the island’s quality sampling of restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and museums.

For a dose of the great outdoors, hop aboard a whale watching and wildlife tour. Rent a kayak and see the island paddling along its shores, or jump on a bike and cruise the countryside. Hike the rugged old growth trails of the 5,000-acre Moran State Park to see the expansive marine vistas from the summit of Mount Constitution. On your way, watch for soaring bald eagles, deer, rabbits or more than 250 species of birds that can be seen here throughout the year. Taking in the the sunset over Puget Sound, with fog clinging to the island’s forests, can truly be a spiritual experience.

This beautiful island has something for everyone … kayak in the Puget Sound; climb a mountain trail to enjoy the beautiful vistas; see Orca whales and marine wildlife; stroll through Eastsound village, exploring the small town shops; enjoy a wide array of superb dining choices; or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty of Orcas Island. The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce hopes a visit to our island is in your plans. Please let us know how we can help.

Whats happening

Read the Chamber Newsletter!
Head to the island to enjoy all our events. Check out the Chamber’s weekly Newsletter, called the Blast. It gives you a snapshot of the great things happening on the island. Sign up here.  Great food & dining spots on the island are in our Dining Guide. Your Orcas Island Itinerary for the top events of the week. Check out our Community Calendar.

ferry-linkTaking a ferry to Orcas Island?
The current schedule is found here. Call us at 360-376-2273 if you have any questions. To learn all about the ferry reservation system, just click here: www.takeaferry.com and to make a reservation, you can click on this link: Ferry Reservations.