Visit Deer Harbor

Deer Harbor is one of the largest marinas on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Visit Deer Harbor today for many boating, hiking, whalewatching, and other island adventuring opportunities!

For transportation on Orcas Island and pick-ups at the Orcas Island Washington State Ferry landing call the Orcas Taxi at 360-376-8294.

The easiest way to get to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands is via ferry boat from Anacortes,Washington. It is easier than ever to secure a spot on the ferry for your car during the peak summer months, but don’t forget to make the reservation!  Show up at least 1 hour before the sailing to be sure you can make it through the line in time for the sailing.  Bring a few snacks and a good book. Watch the ferry arrival and departure times to avoid any last minute itinerary changes–particularly from October to May when late night sailings are not an option.


By Car: Travel North on I-5 from Seattle (approx. 2 hours), and Take Exit 230 (Burlington/Anacortes). Go West on Highway 20 into Anacortes and Follow signs to the ferry terminal. Washington State Ferry Information Online Ferry Schedule. Recorded Ferry Schedule 1-800-84-Ferry (WA) or 1-206-464-6400 Orcas Island Ferry Terminal 360-376-6253

By Plane: Daily flights to and from Orcas Island and other San Juan Islands are available from Seattle. Consult your travel agent for flight arrangements. Flying off the water with Kenmore Air Seaplanes directly to Deer Harbor is fast, fun and scenic. Daily scheduled flights from downtown Seattle straight to Deer Harbor. Once again, check with your travel agent. Facilities are also available for private planes. For more information, contact Eastsound Airport, operated by the Orcas Island Port Commission: 360-376-4176.

By Bus or Passenger Ferry: A number of commercial transportation companies operate tours in the San Juan Islands. For service from SeaTac airport and other predetermined pickup locations including Bellingham, Marysville and the Washington State Ferry terminal in Anacortes, contact Airporter Shuttle 866-235-5247.