The votes have been tallied. The results are in. My fingers can barely type, I’m so excited.
Orcas Island – the Emerald Isle – won our “Choose Your Destination” promotion.
August 5 – 8, flights to and from Orcas Island will be just $89 each way* – tax included!
Click here to see our schedule for travel between Seattle Lake Union, Kenmore/Lake Washington or Sea-Tac Airport and Deer Harbor, Rosario Resort or West Sound and Seattle’s Boeing Field or Sea-Tac and Eastsound Airport.
Tickets are available for travel September 21, 2015 to November 25, 2015; December 2, 2015 to December 17, 2015; and January 2, 2016 to March 31, 2016.
You can book your tickets online or call us at 866-435-9524 for reservations.
How good of a deal is $89? A smoking deal! It’s roughly 35% off our regular fares!
What can you do on Orcas Island beyond soaking up the more than 240 days of sunshine? (more…)
The largest of the San Juan Islands, Orcas might very well be the quirkiest. From its unique hiking trails and artist studios to its fun brewery and clothing-optional spa, the island encourages you to embrace your wild side.
1. Orcas Island Pottery
Off the main road, down the long driveway and over the well-worn footpath you’ll find Orcas Island Pottery. The island’s oldest pottery workshop and gallery, it was opened in 1945. Back then it was a sanctuary for those who crafted functional beauty from Mother Nature. It still is today.
2. Island Hoppin’ Brewery
Founded by three island residents, the Island Hoppin’ Brewery has become a hub for locals and visitors alike. This little slice of hop-filled heaven is both brewery and tasting room. It’s frequently manned by the brewers themselves. Stop by for a pint (or two) and get the inside scoop on what’s brewing and how the process works. (more…)
The most diverse island in the San Juans, it features a variety of museums, world-class vistas, and exceptional cuisine.
1. The Scenic Byway
The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway is broken into three parts with the middle third winding through San Juan Island itself. It takes you past the island’s best lookouts, historic sights, and destinations. You’ll see American Camp, 1,200 acres of prairie and forest that border along the water, and the Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm where alpacas of all colors roam. You’ll go by San Juan Vineyards housed in a historic schoolhouse, Cattle Point lighthouse, and more!
2. Afterglow Vista
While most folks know about the winding cobblestone walkways, stunning gardens and historic Hotel de Haro at Roche Harbor, it’s easy to overlook Afterglow Vista. Tucked in the woods, the unfinished mausoleum was constructed by John McMillin. The patriarch of the McMillin family, John owned the local lime works. Years ago he built the mausoleum to be a large, lasting memory of the family. (more…)
Living in the Age of Airplanes is an amazing documentary that explores how airplanes have revolutionized the way we live. It was filmed in 18 different countries, across all seven continents, and features some of the most awe-inspiring moments in aviation history.
In short – it’ll rock your avgeek socks off.
And because we know you’re avgeeks just like us, and because it’s showing at the Pacific Science Center, we want to sweeten the deal.
Print this exclusive Kenmore Air discount coupon and bring it with you to the ticket booth to receive $2 off the price of your ticket!
Want a sneak peak at this amazing movie? Checkout the trailer.
Fondly dubbed “slow-pez,” Lopez Island is the most laidback island in the San Juans. Its gentle rolling hills and beautiful parks are ideal for those who want to explore at their own pace.
1. Bike Riding
The quietest island of the San Juans, Lopez Island’s roads don’t see nearly the traffic as her bigger sisters, Orcas Island and San Juan Island. Plus, she’s the flattest of the all the islands, providing ideal routes for cyclists of all levels.
2. Lopez Island Vineyard
Located next to Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island Vineyard’s six-acre estate has been growing grapes since 1987. With a combination of deep sandy soil that promotes drainage and an open canopy that allows the summer sun to fully penetrate, the vineyard is able to cultivate full flavors with a delicate acid balance.