A majority of our classes are held on Orcas Island. Our office is here too. You can get to Orcas by car, shuttle, and air. Directions for all three modes of transportation are detailed below. You will receive specific directions to the course location and meeting time in a registration packet that will be sent to you upon signing up for one of our courses.
The San Juan Ferry Terminal is located in Anacortes, WA. This is about a two-hour drive north from Seattle, and about the same south from Vancouver, British Columbia. The ferry ride is approximately 1 & ½ hours from Anacortes to Orcas Island. From Seattle, take Interstate 5 North to Burlington. From Vancouver, take Interstate 5 South to Burlington. Take Exit #230 - Highway 20 West to Anacortes. Follow the signs to the San Juan island Ferry Terminal. Ferry lines can be long on weekends during the summer months. We recommend arriving at the ferry terminal at least 2 hours before departure time. Call or check the Website for departure times, and current ferry fees.
Web site: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/index.cfm
Phone: (206) 464-6400
A regularly scheduled shuttle bus service from Sea Tac Airport to the Anacortes Ferry terminal! Call or visit the Website to make a reservation.
Web site: www.airporter.com
Phone: 1 (866) 235-5247
Kenmore Air flies from the Seattle area to Orcas Island. Kenmore Air sea planes (25 lb baggage limit) depart from Lake Union in downtown Seattle and fly to Deer Harbor, West Sound and Rosario - all on Orcas. Kenmore's land-based planes (75 lb baggage limit) depart from Boeing Field, which is near SeaTac International Airport, and fly to Eastsound airport on Orcas. Kenmore provides complimentary shuttle service from SeaTac International Airport to both of their locations.
Web site: www.kenmoreair.com
Phone: 1 (800) 543-9595
Many of our classes have different meeting points, depending upon the class dates. Each registrant will receive specific directions in the mail, and/or e-mail, to the exact location the class is meeting at. Otherwise, East Sound is the largest town (follow the signs from the ferry landing), and check out the various websites about Orcas Island that we have listed on our Orcas Island Information page to find places to visit, places to stay, and places to eat.