orcas island literary festival

Main Events at:
Orcas Center | 917 Mount Baker Road
Eastsound, WA, 98245




Whether you are driving from Seattle or Vancouver, it's an easy route to the Anacortes Ferry Landing where you can park and walk on to the ferry (no reservation necessary) or bring your car (reservation highly recommended).  Car rentals are available on the island thru Orcas Island Rental Cars & Vans.


From the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, passengers can drive on or walk on and meet a taxi or rental car on the island side. Depending on whether you make one or two stops before Orcas, the ferry ride is 1 to 1.5 hours long and is a great opportunity to decompress as you leave the mainland and city life behind. We strongly advise you reserve a spot for your vehicle on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route on the Washington State Ferry (WSF) website. And, don’t forget to make a reservation for your return trip to Anacortes. Once you arrive at the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal, it’s about a 15-minute drive to the village of Eastsound.


From Seattle, Kenmore Air offers scenic seaplane flights from Seattle to Deer Harbor, Rosario Resort, and West Sound or a wheeled plane flight to Eastsound Airport. Use the promo code OILF2018 to receive 10% off a Kenmore roundtrip flight. If you are coming from Bellingham, and you'd rather spend your time being there, not getting there, San Juan Airlines offers daily 15-minute flights from Bellingham and other locations.


promo codes for festival-goers

The following hotels and inns are offering 10-25% off for participants and attendees of the Orcas Island Lit Fest with a promo code received upon purchase of your tickets: the historic Outlook InnKangaroo House B & B, Pebble Cove Farm, Doe Bay Resort (25% off), Mount Baker Farm, and any Orcas Island Lodging Association member sites.

 Sunset view on the Washington State Ferry. Photo courtesy of Orcas artist Deborah Hefley Jones.

Sunset view on the Washington State Ferry. Photo courtesy of Orcas artist Deborah Hefley Jones.