TRAVELING TO ORCAS
orcas island literary festival
Main festival venue:
917 Mt. Baker Rd.
Eastsound, WA 98245
DRIVING + CAR RENTALS
Whether you are driving from Seattle or Vancouver, it’s an easy route to the Anacortes Ferry Landing, where you can park and walk onto the ferry (no reservation necessary) or bring your car (reservation highly recommended). Car rentals are available on the island through 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 1–1.5 hours long and a great opportunity to decompress as you leave the mainland and city life behind. We strongly advise you to reserve a spot for your vehicle as early as possible 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.
PRIVATE PLANES + SEA PLANES
From Seattle, Kenmore Air offers scenic seaplane flights from Seattle to Deer Harbor, Rosario Resort, and West Sound or a wheeled plane flight from Boeing Field to Eastsound Airport. Use the promo code OILF2019 to receive 10% off Kenmore round-trip flights April 4–8. If you’re coming from Bellingham, and you’d rather spend your time being here than getting here, San Juan Airlines offers daily 15-minute flights from Bellingham and other locations.
discounts for festival attendees
The following hotels and inns are offering discounts to OILF 2019 participants and Weekend Pass holders. Please have your ticket receipt handy for proof of purchase: All Dream Cottages, Bayside Cottages, Beach Haven Resort, Buckhorn Farm Bungalow, Doe Bay Resort, Eagle Ridge Guest House, Highlands Sunset House, Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast, Kingfish Inn, Landmark Inn, North Beach Inn, Orcas Hotel, Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast, Outlook Inn, Pebble Cove Farm, SeaStar Lodging, Smuggler's Cove Resort, The Inn at Ship Bay and Turtleback Farm Inn.