Washington State Ferries
Getting here is half the fun aboard a ferry! Washington State Ferries offer plentiful, comfortable booth seating with marvelous views, as well as access to spacious forward and aft viewing (and picture-taking) areas outside. Depending on stops, the ride takes between 50 and 90 minutes to your island of choice. Tickets purchased in Anacortes are for a round-trip. Be sure to check the ferry schedule for seasonal departures and best travel times.
Board a Washington State Ferry in Anacortes, Washington, for a spectacular, scenic cruise to Lopez, Orcas, Shaw or San Juan Islands. You can also take a ferry to Sidney, B.C., just north of Victoria. In addition, you can "island hop" between our four, ferry-served islands. You can walk on with or without a bicycle, or drive your car on. Schedules change each season; visit our website for schedules, fares, parking, etc.
At the Lopez Ferry Landing, you can find maps and information for your stay on Lopez. You can also enjoy a hotdog and soda or beer at the Landing. Odlin County Park is just a half mile down the road on the way to Lopez Village, about 4 miles away, where you'll find cafes, galleries and shops, as well as a well-stocked Chamber of Commerce office with friendly locals to help you find what you need. [more...]
The Orcas Island ferry lands at Orcas Village, a tiny hamlet with a few shops, a post office, an historic hotel and an excellent grocery store. Although generally quiet, "the Landing," as it is called by locals, is a meeting place for travelers and commuters. On Friday nights at Octavia's Bistro, named after the Orcas Hotel's first owner - and renown cook - you can enjoy jazz and a glass of local wine. [more...]