A Day Trip to Orcas Island

Ever fancy a day trip to Orcas Island? It might seem difficult to get from Seattle to the San Juan islands and back in less than a day. But thanks to Kenmore Air, it’s entirely possible. Sure, it costs more than driving up. But what you spend in money, you make up in time. A one-way flight to the San Juans from South Lake Union runs just under and hour!

I made the trip to Orcas Island via Kenmore Air seaplane this summer enjoyed every minute of my journey. Not only is Orcas an enchanting place in its own right, but the experience of flying in a seaplane is indescribable. I recently partnered with Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants (famous for their delicious chowder) to highlight a day trip to Orcas Island via seaplane. Whet your appetite with some photos below, and be sure to check out Ivar’s website for the full itinerary and must-do activities!

Orcas Island Photos

Suzi Pratt is a Seattle event, food, and travel photographer available for hire. She is also a contributing writer at Digital Photography School and runs a blog teaching others how to start a photography business.

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