Enjoy Orcas Island … With Care

If you want to ask the Chamber a question about possibly visiting the island we ask that you email us rather than call, due to our limited in-office hours. Our email is: info@orcasislandchamber.com.

Masks are optional in Washington state and San Juan County

Local businesses will retain the right to require continued mask wearing. Masks are now optional on Washington State Ferries. Healthcare settings do require continued mask use. San Juan County’s website for all Covid-related information found here.

The Chamber continues to support our island’s small business community. You can support businesses listed on the OrcasStrong website.

If you have any questions about Orcas Island, please email our office with your questions. #OrcasStrong

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Staff and Board


Theme: Honoring Island Families

Join us on Saturday, July 2 for our annual Community Parade! The last few years have been a time for island resilience and our island families and businesses are thriving. Our theme honors all island families as they keep our community healthy and strong. Come celebrate with us!

Our Grand Marshals are The Linnes Family (known best as our family of grocers from Island Market). See you on July 2nd! The parade begins at 12 noon in Eastsound.

Take part in the Community Parade! The application to be in the parade is found HERE. Fill out the form and return to the Chamber office. The deadline to fill out the form is Friday, June 24.

Updates from the Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce publishes updates about the island’s events, businesses, and organizations in the weekly Newsletter called the Blast. The Chamber’s June 30 Blast Newsletter can be found here. It gives you a snapshot of the news on the island. Sign up here. The Orcas Island Community Calendar here has more  event and meeting information.

We will also update our Food & Drink Guide to show you everything on Orcas – the restaurants, markets, cafes, winery … you must have this list! Check out our Dining Chart … a great compliment to the Guide. Please check back regularly as the days & hours business are open may change. Be sure to refresh your browser for the most current Guide.


Taking a ferry to Orcas Island?

We currently have 3-boat service, with a fourth boat for inter-island sailings. The schedule by date can be found here. Complete Summer schedule here. The Summer schedule (June 19 – September 24) on one printable sheet is here, including inter-island to Lopez Island and Friday Harbor. 

Reservations are available now for travel until September 24 (no reservations taken on the inter-island ferry). TakeAFerry.com is your reservation starting point. Please check the Ferry Alert Page here for more information! Email us at info@orcasislandchamber.com, or call us between 10 am – 2 pm (Monday – Saturday) if you have any questions.

The Washington State Department of Transportation offers a quick guide for first-time ferry riders. Follow this link for a walk-through of the reservation and ticketing process. For anyone interested in calling WSDOT for assistance in the reservation process, they can be reached at:

206-464-6400 (local)

888-808-7977 (toll-free)

or dial 511 anywhere in Washington State