TRAVEL COST SUMMARY

For a breakdown of all the main athlete costs associated with participating in SwimRun (per event) please visit our Travel Costs Summary Page.

FLIGHTS/AIRPORT

The airport athletes will want to fly into is Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport (SEA). From Seattle you can schedule a direct flight to Orcas OR you can schedule ground transportation to get to Anacortes then Ferry over to Orcas OR rent a car and drive yourself from Seattle to Anacortes and take your own car on the Ferry to Orcas. Information on how to do both is below.

RENTAL CARS

You can rent a car from pretty much any rental car company out there if you search on Google. Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) is a huge airport and has all rental car companies but if you’d rather click our link here’s a good one to compare rates all in one place. RentalCars.com.

HOW TO GET TO ORCAS ISLAND

From Seattle or SeaTac International Airport (DIRECT BY PLANE OR RIDES TO THE FERRY):

  • Kenmore Air (by plane) provides land and seaplanes, with daily direct, scheduled flights from Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Boeing Field/King County Airport.  Visit Kenmore Air, 1-800-543-9595. They provide free shuttle service between SeaTac and their terminals.

  • San Juan Airlines (by plane) provides charter service from Boeing Field and SeaTac Airport, http://www.sanjuanairlines.com/ or 1-360-676-9999.

  • Bellair Airporter Shuttle (ultimately by ferry) provides daily bus service from SeaTac and downtown Seattle to the Anacortes ferry terminal,  http://www.airporter.com/ or 1-866-235-5247

  • Greyhound Bus Lines (ultimately by ferry) provides service from Seattle to Mt. Vernon,  http://www.greyhound.com/, 800-231-2222 or 360-336-5111. Once in Mt. Vernon you must transfer to the Skagit Transit bus system, or 360-757-4433. From the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Mt. Vernon catch the Number 208 bus to the Cascade Mall where you will transfer to the 410 route to the Anacortes ferry terminal (410 not available Saturday and Sunday)

From Anacortes (DIRECT BY PLANE OR FERRY):

  • Washington State Ferries provide over a dozen sailings to the San Juan Islands each day, for walk-on and drive-on passengers. Note that each scheduled ferry may not visit every island.  Visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ or call 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977. Visit their website for schedules, fares and parking information.

  • San Juan Airlines provides daily scheduled flights,  http://www.sanjuanairlines.com/ or 1-800-874-4434

From Bellingham (BY PLANE ONLY):

From Port Angeles (BY PLANE ONLY):

From Port Townsend (BY PLANE ONLY):

To and From Victoria, B.C. (BY PLANE OR FERRY):

Passports are required for travel between the U.S. and Canada.

  • San Juan Airlines provides charter service,  http://www.sanjuanairlines.com/ or 1-800-874-4434

  • Washington State Ferries (WSF) provides April-December sailings from nearby Sidney, B.C., for walk-on and drive-on passengers,  www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ or 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977. Visit their website for schedules, fares and parking information. (If you would like to go to Victoria from the San Juan Islands, in most cases you will need to spend at least one night there due to the ferry schedule. During summer there are two ferries each day.  Check the Washington State Ferries website for schedule information or call our office for assistance at 360-376-2273.)

  • Charter boats also transport Orcas Island visitors to Victoria, B.C.  Contact the Chamber for more information (360-376-2273).

From Vancouver, B.C. (BY PLANE OR FERRY):

Passports are required for travel between the U.S. and Canada.

  • B.C. Ferries provide daily service from Tsawwassen, B.C. (near Vancouver) to Swartz Bay, B.C. (north of Victoria),  http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/, 888-223-3779 or 250-386-3431. In nearby Sidney, board a Washington State Ferry to Friday Harbor, then transfer to a ferry bound for Orcas Island (Washington State Ferries only make runs to Canada during certain seasons).

  • San Juan Airlines provides charter service,  http://sanjuanairlines.com/ or 1-800-874-4434

ORCAS ISLAND TRANSPORTATION

USE YOUR OWN CAR

If you make your way to the island by ferry you’ll likely have your car.

Shuttle Bus service on Orcas Island:

San Juan Transit offers weekend service on Orcas Island this summer. Travel easily between the Ferry Landing, Deer Harbor, Eastsound, Moran State Park, and Rosario Resort! Check their schedule online. They plan to run on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays this year – starting on Friday, June 19 and concluding on Monday, September 7.

LODGING

PACKET PICKUP & BRIEFING AREA

We host packet pickup and the athlete briefing the day before the event at Camp Moran. This is also where the start and finish are, however, you can stay anywhere you’d like on Orcas Island. We recommend that you stay as close as possible to Moran State Park and Camp Moran where the race takes place. Click the link below to be taken to the San Juan Islands Visitor’s Page about booking on the island. Be sure you’re booking on Orcas and be sure you checkout where your are booking in relation to race site at Camp Moran.

Be sure you’re booking as close as you can to Moran State Park and Camp Moran to have the easiest trip to the site for packet pickup, briefing, and race start.

Camp Moran
3572 Olga Rd
Olga, WA 98279

ORCAS ISLAND TOURISM

Please visit VisistSanJuans for a comprehensive list of all the activities available in the area of the event.

SUGGESTIONS

If you’re looking for some areas to visit while on Orcas and the San Juan Islands here are a few things to check out that aren’t too far from the race site.

  • Moran State Park

  • Orcas Island Pottery

  • Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

  • Sucia Island State Park

  • Turtleback Mountain

  • Orcas Island Historical Museum

  • Mt. Constitution - Even though you’ll climb it during the race!

  • Doe Bay Hot Springs

  • Judd Cove

  • The Funhouse Discovery Center

  • Boathouse Ciderworks

  • Island Hoppin’ Brewery

  • Deer Harbor Marina

  • Orcas Island Farmers Market

  • Oras Island Trail Rides

  • Orcas Island Winery

  • Orcas Island Artworks