Posted by: OrcasCars Staff
Located in the northwestern corner of Washington State in San Juan County, Washington, is a serene little haven known as Orcas Island. Home to lush forests, sparkling waters, gorgeous wildlife, and picturesque mountain sceneries, the diversity of Orcas Island’s breath-taking landscapes makes it a dream destination for those looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city living and reacquaint themselves with nature.
Humans aren’t the only species who have fallen in love with the beauty of Orcas Island though. In fact, Orcas Island houses a large population of sea otters, seals, bald eagles, deer, and of course – Orca whales.
Though contrary to popular belief, Orcas Island did not get its name from the Orca whales that inhabit its waters. Rather, the name Orcas is the shortened version of Horcasitas – as in Juan Vincente de Guemes Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo, 2nd count of Revillagigedo. Because of his sponsorship of the expedition that led to the island’s discovery, Orcas Island, as well as several other locations within North America, are named after him.
Getting Around Orcas Island
There are two primary ways in which to travel to Orcas island; sea or air.
Tourists looking to travel to Orcas Island often book a flight on one of Kenmore Air’s seaplanes or airplanes. Alternatively, some other popular methods used by travelers to reach the island are taking a ride on the Washington State Ferry or sailing to the island on a private boat and docking at Rosario Marina or Deer Harbor.
Regardless of how you reach the island, it will be important for you to have a good method of transportation to get around town once you arrive. With a massive amount of tourists each summer, Orcas Island car rental options are in short supply, OrcasCars.com is finally here to help!
Orcas Island Car Rental
OrcasCars.com is a hassle-free car rental service that is whole-heartedly dedicated to customer satisfaction and providing you with the best vehicles to make your trip around Orcas Island both smooth, and comfortable. So, if you’re looking for a dependable method of traversing this little slice of paradise, reserve a car with OrcasCars.com! Our service is unmatched.
Looking to ride in style? Why not take one of our brand-new 2018 Hyundai Elantras for a spin!
For customer convenience, we even offer free vehicle delivery to various locations around the island, so whether you’re flying in, sailing in, or coming by ferry to the island, you have the peace of mind in knowing that your rental will be ready and waiting for your arrival.
Features of our 2018 Cars
Below are some of the features in our fleet of new Hyundai Elantras:
Under the hood
- A powerful 1.8L engine
- Self-shifting transmission
- 29 Mpg
- Powered windows (so no fiddling with old-fashioned window cranks!)
- 6-way seat adjustment that helps keep you comfy for those extended rides
- Steering-wheel-mounted controls for driver’s convenience
- AM/FM/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers to keep you jamming to your favorite tunes
- Smartphone, USB, and Auxiliary Ports
- Rear cupholders
- Projector headlights
- Power fold-away side mirrors
Eastsound Orcas Island Car Rental
Our company, located in scenic Eastsound, Washington, contains an excellent selection of vehicles that are perfect for all your traveling needs. Equipped for driver and passenger satisfaction and comfort, our rental cars are the best option when looking to cruise the gorgeous landscapes of Orcas Island.
Out with the Old and In with the New!
When renting a car, it’s important that you’re happy with what you’re getting behind the wheel. So why not make it a brand new, up-to-date vehicle loaded with the latest tech!?
Established by four passionate entrepreneurs who understood the importance of island transportation, OrcasCars.com is fully owned and operated by Orcas Island residents and long-time lovers.
Need Some Help with Your Orcas Island Adventure?
OrcasCars.com compiled a list of all the best locations to visit, our local secrets included, while on Orcas Island…and we’re sharing it with you, the customer, to help ensure that you have the best possible experience during your time here on the island.
Getting Around Orcas Island Today
Due to limitations in transportation methods, getting around Orcas Island can be challenging. Remember; it’s an island, which means that you’re not going to find the same amount of transportation options here that you would see on the mainland.
You could try to get a ride from an Orcas Island Taxi; however, there is only one service like this available on the island, so during the peak season, they are incredibly busy. So, even if you manage to get a cab that can take you to that yummy-looking restaurant you’ve been dying to try out during your stay, there’s no guarantee that very same taxi will be available for the ride back – and getting stranded during your fun-filled vacation getaway doesn’t sound like much fun, does it?
There’s always bicycling, but this would only be an effective way to get around if you’re intending to stay in town. For those looking to explore outside of town, trying to do so on a bicycle would be a nightmare given the island’s rough terrain.
If you’re searching for a 100% reliable, and not exhausting, method of traversing Orcas Island and checking out the island’s coolest locations, we recommend that you rent a vehicle from OrcasCars.com. We’ve made the process of reserving one of our top-notch vehicles quick and easy. Just follow the steps below:
- Just hop onto your phone, computer, or tablet and go to OrcasCars.com
- Click on the ‘Reservation’ option at the top of the page (book more than 24 hours in advance)
- Fill out the reservation information
And that’s it, you’re done!
By renting a car through OrcasCars.com, you can guarantee smooth sailing, or driving rather, during your entire trip around Orcas Island.