Orcas Island

Orcas Island - Camp Orkila
Orcas Island - Camp Orkila

Orcas Island is the largest island of the San Juan Islands. This island is so scenic that most of the most expensive homes and the highest priced real-estate of all the San Juan Islands are located here.

There are a number of activities you can enjoy on Orcas Island. You can tour the islands in a biplane flight for the most scenic views. You can ride side by side with a friend. You will be listening to a guided tour with the pilot's voice narrating the whole thing as you listen from inside your leather helmet.

Kayaking has long been a popular sport in the San Juan Islands. There are a number of companies that will take you on full-day, half-day, and three hour tours. You do not need any previous experience to go on kayak tours of Orcas Islands scenic beauty as well as that of the surrounding areas. You can take classes in kayaking, or enjoy a relaxed moonlit or a custom tour of Orcas Islands scenic coasts and bays, as well as the surrounding islands.

Another great company giving guided tours of Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands is Deer Harbor Charters. You can go on a search for Orca and Minke whales on this guided audio tour and boat cruise. The tour departs from Deer Bay, on southwest Orcas Island.

Orcas Island - Rosario Resort
Orcas Island - Rosario Resort

For lodging and accomodations, the Rosario Resort is a popular choice of visitors. The highlight of Rosario Resort is the Moran Mansion. There are live shows in the music room. The Moran Mansion is a historical building, and it is filled with rich antique details like the Tiffany Chandelier and thousands of square feet of teak flooring. In this building, you can find the museum, the spa, and the restaurant as well.

The guest rooms of the Rosario Resort are about half a mile from the mansion. There are 116 guestrooms and suites, with excellent views of Cascade Bay. Some rooms have great features such as a Jacuzzi, a balcony, or a fireplace.

Treat yourself to a few hours at the Avanyu Spa, where you can pamper yourself in island countryside styles. No matter what sort of diversions you are seeking, you can find the Pacific Northwest's most enjoyable moments on Orcas Island.

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