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home > orcas island activities > recreational activities Fish the San Juans!Fish the San Juans!
Local fishing expert gives you the details on how to fish the San Juan Islands.

Self guided fishing the San Juan IslandsSelf guided fishing the San Juan Islands
Local fishing expert gives you the details on how to fish the San Juan Islands.

Great Places to Picnic in the San Juan IslandsGreat Places to Picnic in the San Juan Islands
A list of the best places to picnic on Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and San Juan Island.

Mountain Biking on Orcas Island
This video of mountain bikers exploring the best parts of Orcas Island explains everything.

Birding in the San Juan IslandsBirding in the San Juan Islands
The San Juan Islands are a fantastic place to watch birds. Please enjoy this interview with local bird watching enthusiast Carl Silvernail of the Otters Pond bed and breakfast.

Hike or paddle into the Cascadia Marine TrailHike or paddle into the Cascadia Marine Trail
A salt water trail that stretches over 140 miles, from the Canadian border on the north to southernmost Puget Sound near Olympia.

Beachcomb Obstruction Pass State Park Beach
80 acres in size and belonging to the Department of natural resources this small but popular recreational state park is less than 2 miles off of the Olga to Doe Bay road at the end of a gravel road. It features nine campsites scattered among the trees above the beach with picnic tables and a unique pebble beach with a south facing views of Lopez Island, Blakely Island, and the Obstruction islands ( hence the name )...

Swim, fish, or hike around Moran State Park's Cascade Lake
The whole family is sure to have fun with all of the activities Cascade Lake has to offer. Camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, cliff jumping, suntanning and barbecuing to name a few.

Hiking Turtleback Mountain
Turtleback Mountain was recently opened up to the public for hiking only. Bring along your camera and a small snack for this challenging hike.

Explore Moran State Park
Moran State Park is located on Orcas Island and offers camping, freshwater swimming, old-growth Forest hiking, trout fishing, wildlife watching, scenic driving, challenging biking, and much more.

Hike bike or drive to the summit of Mt. Constitution
Make sure you have extra space available on your digital camera for some photos of the spectacular view from atop of Mount Constitution. If your time on Orcas Island is limited you might want to drive to the top but if you have more time I suggest riding your bike or taking a hike. Make sure you choose a clear day to go up there otherwise you will be in the middle of the clouds. The drive up through Moran State Park is half the fun.

Whale Watching on Orcas IslandWhale Watching on Orcas Island
Several whale watching companies operate from the San Juan Islands and serve Orcas Island. Please enjoy this educational interview with local whale watching operator Outer Island Excursions.

Scuba diving the San Juan IslandsScuba diving the San Juan Islands
Browse businesses and services relating to scuba diving in the San Juan Islands.

Yacht Charters in the San Juan IslandsYacht Charters in the San Juan Islands
Chartering a yacht is one of life's greatest pleasures. As independent charter specialists, our unbiased advice is based on personal inspections. We recommend the perfect charter yachts and destinations for your objectives and preferences, from all options worldwide.

Fishing on Orcas Island
Orcas Island fishing general info, tour outfitters, photos, and more.

Sea Kayaking on Orcas Island
Commentary, photos, youtube videos, links and helpful info about going on a sea kayak tour or renting kayaks on Orcas Island.

Bicycling Orcas Island
Orcas Island bicycling general info, outfitters, photos, and more.

Golfing on Orcas IslandGolfing on Orcas Island
Orcas Island Country Club; Get detailed course info, membership info, prices, and more.

Workshops and classes in the San Juan IslandsWorkshops and classes in the San Juan Islands
Enroll in a class or workshop and learn about arts, ceramic sculpture, drawing, pastels, glass sculpture, glass blowing ,botanical painting, watercolors, basic bronze foundry art casting, bead making, lampwork , jewelry making, general metalsmithing, T'ai Chi Ch'uan classes, or a Marine naturalists training program.

Camping On Orcas Island
State campgrounds and private campgrounds abound on orcas Island. Explore and enjoy!

Ask a question about visiting the San Juan IslandsAsk a question about visiting the San Juan Islands
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