See Washington's Newest Scenic Byway...Without Your Car This Summer!
Leave your car behind when you visit paradise! Take advantage of this summer’s 2 for 1 Scenic Byway Explorer Bus Special, valued at $15, to get out on our scenic roads and enjoy the unique attractions along the way! Hop on a narrated bus at the Orcas Island and/or Friday Harbor/San Juan Island ferry terminals, then hop off at the many popular attractions on both islands. After about an hour or two you can hop back on and continue to the next stop. If you happen to be bicycling the byway and need a break, hop on the bus with your bikes! See links to bus schedules and maps below.
Here’s what you do:
1. Fill out a quick survey which will allow you to download your 2 for 1 “Explorer Pass," valid May 17-Sept. 2 on San Juan Island, and valid June 21- Sept. 2 on Orcas Island.
2. Plan your trip and plan to leave your car at home or in Anacortes near the Washington State Ferries terminal. You can pay to park in the ferries parking lot, or park FREE at the Port of Anacortes near their marina – Cap Sante Boat Haven – and ride your bike or SKAT (Skagit Transit) four miles to the ferry terminal. Or if you prefer, fly with Kenmore Air from their terminal on Seattle's Lake Union or at Boeing Field and you'll be on Orcas Island or San Juan Island in just about 45 minutes.
If you prefer another mode of transportation, like bicycles, mopeds, scootcars, rental cars or taxis, see our Getting Around page. Or, of course, bring your own vehicle. Enjoy!
To help you plan your Scenic Byway trip:
Watch our Byway videos
Follow the Byway on Facebook
Interested in the details of the byway? Check out our Corridor Management Plan online or find a copy at the Lopez, Orcas or San Juan libraries. For questions or comments, please contact Liz Illg, Byway Coordinator, 360-378-6104.