Welcome to Salish Sea Tour Co. on beautiful Orcas Island. We are the premier Experience and Adventure company in the San Juan Islands and created with one goal in mind - to offer you custom designed and completely unforgettable island experiences.
Raised on Orcas we know and understand it intimately - places to go, people to see and how to make the most of every minute. We pride ourselves in opening windows and doors to natural beauty and alternative ways of life while always respecting and remaining stewards of the island. With relationships since birth, and an extensive network of partners throughout the San Juan’s, there is no other business who can offer this type of access and quality of experiences during your visit.
We make it easy. We can pick you up and drop you off at the ferry dock, your hotel or your vacation rental. Arriving on a plane from Seattle or a boat from one of the outer islands? We can pick you up at the marina or airport in the morning and drop you back off before dinner.
Below are examples of experiences that we offer.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.280.1429 for a price quote and to reserve your date. We also offer group discounts.
Eat, Drink & Explore! - This experience focuses on the food and drink culture that has turned Orcas into one of the west coast’s premier gastronomical destinations. From eating oysters, to sipping local beer, wine and ciders, we’ll make sure you have the inside scoop on how the food and drink gets from farm to the table. Great for those who eat and drink with reckless abandon. We normally start after lunch and finish in time for happy hour. *This tour is offered as both a private option or with a larger group. Did you know - We also own Doe Bay Wine Company which has been featured in The NY Times, Food & Wine and Seattle Magazine.
Inter-Island Day Trips - Walk on the ferry from Shaw, Lopez or San Juan and we’ll pick you up at the Orcas Ferry Landing and show you a little slice of our world. Eat some oysters, journey to the top of Mount Constitution, stop by Orcas Pottery or schedule one of the experiences below. Alternatively, we can plan a day trip from Orcas to one of the other three islands. Make the most of your time up here. Did you know - Each of the islands has its own unique personality and rhythm. Discover the differences by spending a half day on several of them.
The Perfect Wedding Venue - Is there a more beautiful place than the San Juan’s to tie your nuptials? We think not. Let us show you the various venues and help narrow down the options. We’ll help make the appointments and assist in weighing the logistics for your special day. Did you know - We were married in a surprise wedding at Rosario Resort and work closely with the local wedding planners, florists, catering companies and more!
Timeless Photography - Team up with one of our local professionals or bring your own. We’ll take you to the most beautiful destinations on the island for engagement sessions, children’s photos and focused lessons. We are proud to partner with the following Orcas Island photographers (please contact us for list). Did you know - With Kenmore Air you can fly from Seattle to Orcas, where we’ll pick you up for a photography session, and still be back in the city that same afternoon.
Families and Farms - Our most popular options for families and younger children. Visit some of our favorites farms and farmers on the island and get up close and personal with their animals and gardens. Finish with a picnic lunch. This is also a wonderful option for those who will be eating at the local restaurants and want to understand the symbiotic nature of the local chefs and farmers. Did you know - Farm to table dinners happen frequently throughout the year and we can partner with private chefs to arrange one for you if it’s an element you’d like to add to your experience.
Artist Focus - Visit the ceramic studios, artist’s galleries and top spaces on the island while enjoying intimate conversations with the dreamers and visionaries behind them. We can arrange private showings and gallery tours based on your preferences. Did you know - The Orcas Project is a unique wine label found on the island that features some of the top winemakers in the Northwest paired with original art from local artists Carlin Hayworth, Jake McGuire and Darlene Gait.
Real Estate Adventures - Are you considering purchasing real estate? Along with Orcas we can show you properties around the San Juan’s and neighboring islands. We’ll make sure you know the highlights of each hamlet and are prepared to move forward with confidence. Book us for an hour or the day. We can work with your real estate agent or you can work with one of us. Did you know - Cole’s parents first bought property on Orcas in the early 1970’s and Cole and Stephanie are currently in the process of developing their property between Olga and Doe Bay.
Design your own Adventure! - Tell us what you want to see & do and we will make it happen.
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