Four-Day Culinary Itinerary

About one hour’s drive north of Seattle are two islands that show off the rural side of America. Located in the middle of Puget Sound, cut off from the mainland and its expanding cities, much of Whidbey and Camano Islands has happily held onto its agricultural roots. The slower, more relaxed feel, has attracted chefs who left the big cities … Read More

Garry Oak Gallery

The Garry Oak Gallery is Oak Harbor’s artist-owned gallery with more than 25 established and emerging artists working to bring this gallery to life.

Selected Routes

Community Transit’s 417 bus offers direct service from downtown Seattle to the Mukilteo ferry terminal with five trips each weekday. Community Transit’s 880 bus offers direct service from Seattle’s University District to the Mukilteo ferry with eight trips each weekday. Among the stops is the Ash Way Park and Ride and the Swamp Creek Park and Ride. Community Transits 113 … Read More

Chasing Penn Cove “Mussel Madness”

What makes Whidbey Island so special? Is it the feeling of being away from it all? The journey to get there (you may drive to the ferry and ride on)? The many water views and beaches? The feeling of a slower pace and small town values? Or the plethora of fresh food ? I think it is a magical combination of these attributes that makes this place so unique.

History of Deception Pass Bridge

Curving gracefully between Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands, it crowns the most visited state park in Washington. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, this bridge is recognized for its engineering and the elegant architecture that complements the scenic and geologic wonder of Deception Pass.

Oak Town Cottages

If you are in Oak Harbor on business or visiting a loved one stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, our cozy 2 bedroom vacation rental cottages are perfect. Rate: $325 5 rooms – Kids and pets are welcome.

A whale fluke sticks out of the water

Whale Watching Tours
from Whidbey Island

Whale watching in the spring is special. While resident and transient orca can be found in Puget Sound almost any time of the year, March and April features the addition of gray whales.
Tours are one of the best ways to see the whales and they depart from both Oak Harbor and Langley.

Filming in Island County

We welcome film crews here, and look forward to working with you. The following links are full of information to help your location coordinating go as smoothly as possible. Because we want this to be a good experience for locals as well as filmmakers, you will also find our guidelines and expectations here. Please review the following information carefully to … Read More