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Things To Do on Orcas Island

Orcas Island is the largest island in the San Juans. The horseshoe-shaped island is a magical mix of lush forest, farm valleys, placid lakes and stunning mountains, all wrapped around a beautiful fjord. Eastsound is considered to be the hub of Orcas Island, offering casual to fine dining, boutiques, galleries, a performing arts center, a first-run movie theater, and a history museum. The Funhouse (a children's discovery center), a world-class skate park, and tide pools are nearby.  

The panoramic view of islands, water and mountains from atop 2,409-foot Mount Constitution is a must-see. Situated in 5,000-acre Moran State Park, the mountain is marked with foot trails that the Civilian Conservation Corps carved in the 1930s. It's possible to drive within 100 steps of the top, then walk to the viewing area or up the view tower.   Moran State Park also offers lakes for swimming, paddle boating and fishing; waterfalls along 30 miles of tranquil trails, and camping.  Whale watching, sea kayaking and golfing can also be enjoyed on Orcas, as well as numerous festivals and a May-September Farmers' Market. Art and pottery galleries are dotted throughout the island; you can even make your own pottery at a couple of them.

Art Galleries

Orcas Island Artworks  The Orcas Island Artworks located in Olga offers the finest selection of local art and crafts in the San Juan Islands. We represent more than sixty Orcas Island artists and crafts people, working in pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, paintings, prints, wearable art, and fiber.  Phone 360-376-4408   

Artas Usuwil is a Jewlery Designer located in Deer Harbor Phone 360-376-6424

Crow Valley Pottery the focus is on artists creating original poeery works an exciting gallery unmatched in the islands for its breadth of artists.  Phone 360-376-4260   

Orcas Island Pottery  a favorite destination for visitors to Orcas Island. The oldest pottery in the Northwest, it is located on West Beach only 3½ miles from Eastsound, in an area of old growth cedars and Douglas fir, on a 100 foot high bluff overlooking President's Channel.  When you turn off the main road onto the long driveway into the woods, you feel like you are going into a fairyland. As you enter the O.I.P. parking lot you will notice a sign for the 'Foot Path' that leads you down into the yard. There you will find different pathways to go on to discover this magical place with its beautiful gardens and fountains. It's a whimsical adventure.  Phone 360-376-2813 

  Bicycle Rentals

Bicycle RentalsOrcas Island is the perfect venue for a family bike ride we recommend Island Bicycles as they carry a full line of bicycles for the entire family everything from mountain bikes to childrens bikes you can reach them at 360-378-4941

Orcas Moped Rentals Conveniently located near the Orcas Island Ferry Landing.  They have Mopeds and Scooter cars for rental by the hour or for the day.  New Novar Bicyles also available by the hour, daily or weekly rental.  Car rental is available by reservation.  Open April - October.  Phone 360-376-5266

Wildlife Cycles full service bicycle shop that offers bicycle sales, service, and rentals. Stop in for road and mountain Phone 360-376-4708

 
 


   Boat Rentals & Sailing

Northwest Classic Day Sailing offers 3-hour day-sails aboard a classic wooden sloop from May to October, departing from Deer Harbor Marina. Learn to sail, steer and handle the lines as much or a little as you desire. Bring food for a floating picnic. They will navigate your through the scenic heart of the San Juans. Longer trips from Rosario and the Orcas Landing are also availablePhone 360-376-5581

Orcas Island Sailing Sailing Lessons and Bareboat Charters situated in the center of East Sound, which has the best winds in the San Juans for learning how to sail. Four boats to choose from, 18' - 26'. Located at Rosario ResortPhone 360-376-2113

Orcas Boat Rentals and Charters offers Power, paddle and sailboats for rental. Half or full day from 14 to 24 ft boatsSome skippered charters also available. Phone 360-376-7616

 Charters & Whale Watching


Deer Harbor Charters offers wale watching, ECO tours and operates out of the Deer Harbor Marina and Rosario ResortPhone  360-376-5989

Outer Island Expeditions  offers high quality, unforgettable marine experiences in the San Juan Islands.   They focus on a personal experience for example other tour companies will pack you on their big boats for an impersonal and scripted experience. Rather than being barked at on a loud speaker while surrounded by forty or more strangers, Try hoping aboard one of luxurious high speed vessels as they will go farther and faster than any other fleet of vessels in the San Juans.   Contact Beau Brandow at  360-376-3711

Emerald Isle Sailing Charters spend six-hours aboard a gorgeous 54' boat offering daysails from scenic Deer Harbor. They also offer three to twelve day tours of the entire San Juans, Desolation Sound, Great Bear Rainforest, SE Alaska. Skipper is also a gourmet chef.  phone 360-376-3472 or 866-714-6611

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters   Whale and wildlife tours.  Trained Naturalists, fast, well-maintained vessel with inside seating for 48.  Group tours, weddings at sea, mainland to island destinations.  Charters include binoculars.  A visit to Orcas Island would not be complete without the thrill of seeing a whale.  Phone 360-376-6566 or 1-800-376-6566

Community Theater

Orcas Theatre and Community Center   Theater events, lobby art gallery, community events, and more. Please visit us online for current schedule. Phone 360-376-2281

Farmer's Market 

Orcas Island Farmer's Market Assocociation  Every Saturday from May 1st through mid October. 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Fresh locally grown produce, flowers and plants. Meet the farmers, local artisans & craftspeople. Homemade soaps, textiles, baskets, jewelry, candles, pottery and much more! Phone 360-298-8823

Fishing

Sport fishing is available all year round in the San Juan's but the most species are available for catch in July through November.  Salmon, Rock Cod, Ling Cod, Halibut, Shark, Red Snapper, Steelhead, Sturgeon and more.   Freshwater Fishing Rainbow Trout, Bass at Cascade Lake.  Fishing license can be purchased at Eastsound Sporting Goods  Phonge 360. 376.5588.  Two day permits available for $8.00 Opening day is April 30th

North Shore Charters  located on the north shore of Orcas Island and offer a variety of boat charters oriented to your fishing desires.  Phone 360 376 4855

Trophy Charters conducts saltwater fishing charters off of the San Juan Islands
Serving San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Seattle, Tacoma and Bellingham.   Phone 360- 378-2110 or Cell 360-317-8210 

GeoCaching

Geo-Caching Sites near Timber LodgeGeocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache as we have tons of great GeoCach Sites and some within hiking distance of the cabin.  Geocaching is great fun for familes that enjoy hicking and what can be more exciting than to be looking for a treasure! 

To located a GeoCach site click on the offical website Official Geocaching Website  

Never heard of GeoCaching Before ???  To View GeoCaching in Action click here YouTubeVideo 

Golfing

Orcas Island Country Golf Club  Public course designed and built in 1960 and reminiscent of old Scottish country clubs, the course concept took advantage of gentle rolling hills and natural water hazards to make play challenging for both amateur and professional golfers. The 9-hole course, 3-tee format, has a total 18-hole yardage of 5,930 including two long par 5's and several challenging par 4's. The course rating is 67.8/69.8 slope 115/115. A quaint cafe with casual lunch overlooking this beautiful course.   Phone 360-376-4400

Hiking & State Parks

Moran State Park Cascade Lake  Video showing rope swing at Moran State park with is walking distance from Timber Lodge.  click on Rope Swing to see video

Gnats Nature Hikes  Come and enjoy a guided hike at Moran State Park or on one of Washington's Outer Island Marine Parks. Learn about the natural history and plant life of the islands. Any weather is good for hiking. Come hiking under a canopy of trees to forget the drizzles Phone 360-376-6629

Moran State Park/Obstruction Pass State Park is a 5,252-acre camping park with five freshwater lakes and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Atop the 2,409-foot-high Mt. Constitution, the highest point on the San Juan Islands, there stands a stone observation tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains. Phone 360-376-2326

Horseback Riding

Orcas Island Trail Rides open all season with Fall/Winter specials on all trail rides.  Offers backcountry horse trail rides.  Experince the hidden backcountry of Orcas Island on horseback.  Explore enchanting old growth forest, meander through grassy meadows, climb a mountain trail to the top of Mt. Pickett for a breathtaking view of the San Juan Islands.  Guided tours through Orcas Island parks.  Phone 360-376-2134 

Turtlehead Trails  offers private guided horseback rides & lunch rides which can include swimming &/or hiking, depending on preference. Turtlehead Trails also offers a half day & full day Horsing Around Program for children aimed at teaching basic horsemanship skills. In addition, private lessons are available for children & adults.  Phone 360-376-3649 

 Kayaking

Body Boat Blade International   is a kayak school and kayak retail store. They specialize in high quality instruciton for paddlers at any skill levelPhone 360-376-5388

Orcas Island Kayaks  a source for kayak rentals with affordable hourly, half day and daily rates.  They offer single,double and triple kayaks for rent.  Located at Obstruction Pass, at Lieber Haven Marina.  Phone 360-376-2472 

Osprey Tours Sea Kayak Adventures   guiding kayak tours in the San Juan Islands for 15 years. They handcraft the kayaks at the shop on Orcas Island and Kayaks are designed in a traditional style consistent with the kayaks crafted by the Aleutians of Alaska. One hour, 1/2 day, full day and overnight kayak tours available.  Phone 360-376-3677

Sea Kayak Adventures   Orcas Outdoors and paddle in the beautiful West Sound Bay of Orcas Island they can be reached at 360-376-4611

Shearwater Sea Kayak Tours Experience the San Juan Islands by sea kayak. Explore stunning shorelines and islets with trails and tide pools. Eagles, seals & porpoise are common sightings. Small groups in stable double kayaks led by experienced guides. 3-hour and Day Tours offered from several locations on Orcas Island. Scheduled and custom tours available. No experience necessary. Phone 360-376-4699

Movie Theater


Sea View Theatre is on A Street in Eastsound on Orcas Island. phone 360 376-5724


Museum & Fun House

Orcas Island Historical Museum offers exhibits, presentations and speakers, tours, research assistance, the annual Historical Day Fair. Phone 360-376 4849

The Funhouse  A not-for-profit community center that fosters fun and learning with dozens of hands-on kid-friendly science exhibits, complete audio and video production studios, huge library of educational films and documentaries, pitching cage, art studio, climbing wall and a half dozen DSL computers to surf the Net or check your e-mail! Video pods for viewing one of our 800 videos, a small library, and a lounge and gaming area with pool table. Most importantly, The Funhouse provides the Orcas Island community with a safe place for kids to hang out, learn, play and explore their creativity.  Phone 360 -376-4010 or  360-376-7177



 Spa & Health Club

Orcas Spa a wonderful Day Spa and Athletic club that also offers massages, body treatments, manicures and pedicuresYou can obtain a day pass for $15.00 plus tax. Phone 360-376-6361

Scenic Flights

Magic Air Tours  Scenic flights over the San Juans in a 1929 Travelair biplane. Over 15,000 passengers have flown with then on the most beautiful scenic flight in America. Two can fly together wearing leather helmets and goggles. The flight will be the highlight of your trip. Phone 360-376-2733 or 800-376-1929