The ferry to Orcas Island offers panoramic views of the Bellingham Bay and Rosario Strait, which are peppered with small, beautiful islands. Orcas is the largest of the San Juan Island’s off the coast of Washington state, shaped like a horseshoe and full with natural beauty. While the island is worth a visit at any time of year, it is especially magnificent in spring, when wildflowers are coaxed out of hibernation by longer days and warmer temperatures. Vibrant orange, blue, and yellow flowers paint the coastal cliffs on every side of the island. Spectacular views can be enjoyed on a number of excellent coastal hikes, including the picturesque loop around Cascade Lake and the Ship Peak Trail in Turtleback Mountain Preserve. The bays and inlets surrounding the island look their best framed by daffodils and poppies. Experience a region of great beauty in its full glory at one of our select accommodations near Orcas Island.