Orcas Island Artworks, Orcas Island

Explore the Arts on Orcas Island

Orcas Island’s thriving art scene is centered in the village of Eastsound, but artists are at work all over the island.

Eastsound, Orcas Island

Orcas Island Food & Farms Tour

Rich in agricultural heritage, Orcas Island was a center for the Washington fruit packing industry in the early 20th century, and as you drive around the island on this self-guided tour

San Juan Islands Historical Park, English Camp

8 Fun Ways to Explore History in the Islands

The history of the San Juans is fascinating and there are so many opportunities to learn and have fun.

View from Mt. Constitution, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

When Do the Whales Swim By? and other Frequently Asked Questions

What time to the whales swim by? Where do you go in the winter? Locals answer your frequently asked questions about the San Juan Islands.

San Juan Islands Beach

Slow Down to Island Time

Slow down to Island Time when you visit Lopez, Orcas or San Juan Islands.

Helen's Farm, Lopez Island, Photography by Robert Harrison

Best Ways to Savor the San Juans

Enjoy farm tours, wine dinners, film festivals and arts events this fall in the San Juan Islands.

Summer in the Islands

10 Fun Things to do this Summer in the San Juans

There are so many exciting  ways to enjoy the islands this summer, from 4th of July parades, to horseback riding in the forest, wildlife watching and barbecuing on the beach.  Check out these 10...

Things to do in the Spring

8 Things to do this Spring in the San Juan Islands

Springtime in the San Juans means colorful flowers, sunny days, baby lambs and orca whales. Enjoy the beauty of the islands on a hike or on horseback, from a kayak or canoe.

Romance at Lime Kiln Point State Park by Robert Harrison

10 Ways to Add Romance to Your Winter Getaway to the San Juan Islands

End a day of storm-watching and winter hiking with amazing local fare and a glass of island wine by the fire.

Brighten up the Holiday Season - Island Style

The holidays in the San Juans are a bit like "It's a Wonderful Life," with small-town traditions, locals greeting each other on the street, and time to reflect on what really matters. This season...