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Links & Resources

Just a few helpful links and resources.

Below are links that may help you with your plans, insurance coverage, or pre-trip stoke!

Travel Assistance

We are happy to help answer any questions regarding the most cost-effective travel solution for your party. Pick-up points for our charters are somewhat flexible, and we will tailor to guests’ needs whenever possible.

The Isla Vida Group provides stress-free travel planning, from luxury multi-day packages to customized day trips. We offer our expert local guidance where we create personalized travel experiences and offer full-service concierge services to our clients. Whether you’re a solo outdoor enthusiast, couple seeking a romantic getaway, family vacation, wedding party, and/or planning a corporate retreat The Isla Vida Group will customize a memorable experience for you. Our mission is making sure every visitor receives the best quality and experience these exquisite islands offer leaving you with only unforgettable memories.

Ferry Reservations: Listen up! New this year, you are going to need a FERRY RESERVATION if you are driving onto the ferry into the San Juan Islands. Be sure to visit the site, get questions answered, and Save A Spot!

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau: What to do (after you sail with us!), Where to stay, Getting here, Events and more! The official guide to the San Juan Islands.

SeaTac Airporter Shuttle: The car-free, care-free way to and from SeaTac Airport, downtown Seattle and intercity travel. Serving Anacortes, Bellingham, San Juan Islands (and others).

Island Airporter: Shuttle bus service between the San Juan Islands and Sea-Tac International Airport daily year-round.

Kenmore Air: A Seattle-based regional airline with daily scheduled and chartered flights to Washington State and British Columbia.

San Juan Airlines: Scheduled, Charter and Scenic Flights from Anacortes, Bellingham and Seattle to the San Juan Islands and British Columbia.

Northwest Sky Ferry: Northwest Sky Ferry are pioneers of Flightpooling service. Flightpooling is similar to carpooling — the more guests you bring, the lower your seat cost. Offering daily flights from Bellingham and Burlington to communities throughout the San Juan Islands.

Washington State Ferries: The Washington State Ferry system runs from Anacortes, WA to the San Juan Islands.

Orcas Island Shuttle: Rental cars, public bus, and charter bus and tour company.

Environmental Organizations

The Wilderness Society: Dedicated to protecting wilderness and inspiring Americans to care for our wild places. Kruger Escapes donates 1% of profits to The Wilderness Society.

SeaDoc Society: Works to protect the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education.

WSU Beach Watchers: Community members around Puget Sound dedicated to understanding and protecting the Sound’s creatures, landscape, and natural resources.

Rainforest Action Network: Environmentalism with teeth. Tackling Rainforest Destruction, Climate Change, Human Rights, Energy, and Sustainable Economies.

Sailing Sites

US Sailing: An organization for those passionate about sailing.

Insurance Recommendations
Don’t get caught with your bibs down or your rash-guard off…

CSA Travel Protection: Provides peace of mind with value priced travel insurance and 24 hour emergency assistance for travelers. This insurance covers the cost of the trip should you have to cancel for health or other emergency reasons.

Accident Insurance: Adventure Advocates is a not-for-profit organization that provides its members with affordable accident protection and benefits that encourage, protect and prolong their active lifestyles.

Backcountry Needs:
Equipment, Apparel, Repairs

Forget your gloves, need new skis, or want a last minute ski tune? Check out these shops!

REI: Retail chain carrying gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of outdoor & fitness activities.

evo: Ski, Snowboard, Skate, Bike, Surf, Wake gear and clothing for the action sports inspired lifestyle

Wildlife CyclesWildlife Cycles is a full-service independent bike shop, centrally located in Eastsound, Orcas Island, in the heart of Washington’s San Juan Islands. We offer bike rentals, professional repairs and bike maintenance, and sales of new and demo bikes.

Wedding Plans – San Juan Islands

Suzanne Rothmeyer Photographer: It should be beautiful, it should be effortless, it should be fun. Visit her site. See the pics. You’ll be convinced.

Sandra Wilson, Officiant: I became an officiant over twenty years ago to use my skills to instill brides and grooms with confidence that they and their ceremony will be in good hands. Creating custom ceremonies (if desired), answering questions about Orcas and suggesting wedding venues are pleasures I enjoy sharing. 
Cloud Nine Events: With over 12 years in the event coordination industry, we at Cloud 9 Events love to plan and coordinate weddings and events in the San Juan Islands. We are very happy you found us, and we’d love to talk with you about how we can assist you with our talents, creativity & hearts!

Where To Stay–Orcas Island

Golden Tree Hostel: Check out this great budget hotel on Orcas Island. With sauna, hot-tub, Wifi, bikes for rent AND the lowest rates in the San Juan Islands, it just might be what you are hunting for!

The Inn on Orcas Island: Looking for a little more luxury? Then look no further, head for the Inn on Orcas Island.

Vacasa Vacation Rentals on Orcas Island: Whether it’s a weeklong stay or a weekend getaway, you’re sure to find the perfect home for you and your family in a Vacasa home on Orcas Island!

Local Activities
Orcas Island/San Juan Island

San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours: Put your whale watching experience in the hands of a professional. Learn about these magnificent mammals and what you can do to help ensure their survival by being a steward of the Salish Sea and our oceans. NOTE: We’re also partnering with this awesome business to offer our Sails & Whales trip!

North Shore Charters: Take a private whale watching tour, go Charter Fishing, spend the day visiting Victoria or one of the amazing Canadian Gulf Islands. Sister site:

Deer Harbor Charters: Enjoy an informative narrated cruise through the San Juan Islands in search of Orcas (Killer Whales) and Minke Whales.

Shearwater Sea Kayak Tours: Explore beautiful Orcas Island, in the heart of Washington’s San Juan Islands on a Shearwater sea kayak tour.