Rosario Resort & Spa is located on Orcas Island, 80 miles northwest of Seattle,
Washington and 95 miles southwest of Vancouver, British Columbia, in the San Juan
Islands of Washington State. The resort is situated on Cascade Bay, near the village
of Eastsound and is accessible by car ferry, boat, airplane, or seaplane.
The Washington State Ferry departs from Anacortes, WA and Sidney, British Columbia
(the Sidney ferry stops in Friday Harbor only, where a transfer needs to be made
to Orcas Island). Airplane service departs from Boeing Field
in Seattle, Bellingham or Anacortes. Shuttle service is available from SeaTac airport to Boeing Field and to departing seaplanes from Lake
Union in downtown Seattle.
Please note: You may now make ferry reservations to Orcas Island from Anacortes for travel starting on January 5, 2015. Please click the ferry reservation button on the left.
Directions from SEA-TAC International Airport:
- From Sea-Tac Airport, travel north on Interstate
5 for about 90 minutes,
until you reach Burlington.
- Take exit 230, and travel west on Highway 20 to
Anacortes for 30 minutes.
- Follow the signs through Anacortes to the San Juan
Islands Ferry Terminal.
- Tell the ferry terminal ticket office you are going to "Orcas Island."
- Ferry fares are round trip, so you only pay once.
Directions from Orcas Ferry Landing to Rosario Resort & Spa.
- Driving off the ferry, turn left onto Orcas Island for 17 miles.
- Look for the Rosario Resort sign on your right, just before the entrance to Moran State Park, turn right onto Rosario Road and follow it as it winds down the hill to the resort.
- Stay to the right at the bottom of the hill and proceed to the Moran Mansion for check-in.
Please Note: Leave your luggage in your car during check-in, as most rooms are a short drive.
Driving Instructions PDF
Land Transportation from SEA-TAC Airport to Anacortes:
The Airporter Shuttle and Bellair Charters serves Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Anacortes. Please call 866-235-5247 or visit Airporter Shuttle.
Arriving by Washington State Ferry (Auto Ferry):
Washington State Ferries sail from Anacortes to Orcas Island in approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. For current schedules and information, please call 800-843-3779 or visit Washington
Arriving by Walking on the Ferry:
Guests may park at the ferry landing in Anacortes (a fee is charged during the summer season) and walk on the ferry.
Please Note: Rosario Resort and Spa does not provide ground transportation to and from the ferry or airport. Guests must make arrangements for their own transportation. We recommend renting a car from Orcas Island Shuttle by calling 360-376-RIDE or visit www.orcasislandshuttle.com. Taxi service may also be pre-arranged by calling 360-376-TAXI. San Juan Transit offers limited shuttle service from the Ferry Landing on Fridays - Sundays from June 21 to Labor Day.
Arriving by Water Taxi:
Island Express Charters leaves from Cap Sante Marina, in Anacortes, and takes you directly to Rosario Resort & Spa. This is a seasonal, charter service. If you would like more information on the water taxi service and charter rates, please call 877-473-9777 or visit
Arriving by Private Boat:
Rosario Resort & Spa has a small, full-service marina with slips available to accommodate boats up to 130 feet in length. In addition to the slips in the Marina, the resort offers buoys on a first come, first served basis. Please visit our marina page for more information and reservations.
Arriving by Seaplane:
Kenmore Air offers daily seaplane service between Lake Union in Seattle, or Kenmore Air Harbor on Lake Washington, and Rosario Resort & Spa. Kenmore offers a complimentary shuttle between Sea-Tac International Airport and their Lake Union Terminal in downtown Seattle. Please call 866-435-9524 or visit Kenmore Air.
Arriving by Airplane:
Kenmore Air offers daily flights between Boeing Field in Seattle and Orcas Island Airport in Eastsound. Kenmore offers a complimentary shuttle between Sea-Tac International Airport and Boeing Field. Please call 866-435-9524 or visit Kenmore Air.
San Juan Airlines provides daily air service between Anacortes, Belllingham and Orcas Island Airport. Please call 800-874-4434 or visit San Juan Airlines.
Northwest Sky Ferry offers daily service between Bellingham and Orcas Island. Please call 360-376-7139 or visit Northwest Sky Ferry.
Transportation on Orcas Island:
Orcas Island Shuttle offers rental cars on Orcas Island, available for pick-up at your arrival location (Rosario, airport, ferry landing). Reservations are highly recommended. For reservations call 360-376-7433 or visit www.orcasislandshuttle.com.
Orcas Island Taxi Services
New Orcas Taxi Tours
FOR A MAP OF THE RESORT GROUNDS, CLICK HERE.