Whale watching isn’t the only reason to head to Orcas Island

0

People come from all over the world to watch the whales here – but here’s what to do, what to eat and where to stay on the larger island of San Juan.


Eric Riddle, Julia Leonard, King 5 Party


6:00 p.m. PDT July 19, 2019


9:58 a.m. PDT September 6, 2019




ORCAS, Wash. – Disclaimer: This is a reminder presentation of this program.

Update: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the temporary closure of all state-run parks, wildlife areas and water access areas starting Wednesday, March 25.

Orcas Island’s location in the San Juan Islands provides a prime vacation spot for those looking to experience island living. A short ferry ride from Anacortes brings you directly to Orcas Island – filled with restaurants, scenic views and outdoor experiences (including whale watching) you won’t want to miss.

  1. Deer Harbor Charters | “Orcas Island, really, if you look at a map geographically, it’s right in the middle of where we normally find the whales in the summer,” said Tom Averna, founder of Deer Harbor Charters. | 5164 Deer Harbor Road. Deer Harbor, WA 98234
  2. Bakery & Café Roses | “We make everything from scratch,” said Joni Trumbul, owner of Roses Bakery & Cafe with her husband, John. “We try to stay in season, to cook in season [and] use as many local ingredients as possible.” The Trumbuls also have a gourmet shop where you can gather the perfect picnic ingredients. | 382 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA 98245
  3. Moran State Park | Moran is Washington’s fourth largest state park and includes Mount Constitution. At 2,409 feet, Mount Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Islands. | 3572 Olga Road. Olga, WA 98279
  4. Turtle Back Farm Inn | Susan and Bill Fletcher have run this beautiful bed & breakfast for over 2 decades. Located in the shadow of Turtleback Mountain, it sits on 84 acres of land. “People say, ‘How can you keep doing this?’ and yet we can’t think of anything we’d rather do,” said Susan | 1981 Crow Valley Road Eastsound, Orcas Island WA 98245

Disclaimer: This is a reminder presentation of this program.

Update: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the temporary closure of all state-run parks, wildlife areas and water access areas starting Wednesday, March 25.

The KING 5 party celebrates the North West. Contact us: Facebook, TwitterInstagram, Email.

Share.

Comments are closed.