Things To Do

Sunset selected as a
"Best Seaside Getaway"
Feb 2004.

Orcas Island boasts an extraordinary number of recreational opportunities! Some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world are here on Orcas Island. Enjoy the experience of open-water kayaking, or set sail on a classic wooden sailboat.  Rent a boat on your own and take a picnic to an outer island. Whale watching tours can provide an adventure of a lifetime: seeing the killer whales in their natural habitat can truly be a thrill.

Save time for poking around the shops and discovering a treasure at one of the island’s potteries.

You may also enjoy sinking into a large wicker chair on the veranda or in the sunny conservatory with a good book.  Enjoy the peace and quiet!

Bird watching opportunities abound at the Inn On Orcas Island. Birds calling our waterfront location home are: bald eagles, golden eagles, ospreys, turkey vultures, merlins, hawks, crom bills, kingfishers, robins, widgeons, shoveless, grebes, buffleheads, merganzers, teals, and of course hummingbirds!

The ferry trip to Orcas Island is one of the most scenic and fun journeys in the world! Plan ahead and reserve your sailing time. Call Washington State Ferries at 206.464.6400 or go to

If time is valuable, take a floatplane from Seattle on Kenmore Air right into Deer Harbor.  Orcas Island Shuttle can have a rental car here waiting for you!


Some of The Inn's Favorite Links

Classic Day Sails

Crow Valley Pottery

Darvills Rare Prints

Deer Harbor Charters

Deer Harbor Merchants Association
A directory of services in Deer Harbor

Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

Ferry Information

Magic Air Scenic Biplane Flights

North Shore Charters

Orcas Boats

Orcas Island Chamber
of Commerce

Orcas Isle
Comprehensive Orcas Island Directory

Orcas Online
Need to check in with home via the internet?

Outer Island Expeditions

Orcas Spa and Athletics

San Juan Airlines

San Juan Web
Information about the San Juan Islands

Shearwater Kayak Adventures

114 Channel Road
POB 309
Deer Harbor WA 98243
360 376 5227

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