Getting Here by Boat

Are you planning a boat trip to or from Whidbey and Camano islands? Here’s a list of marinas, wharfs, and yacht clubs for our islands.


The guns of Ft. Casey and Ft. Ebey, the planes and jets of Naval Air Station Whidbey, the military barracks of Camp Casey; they’re all part of the military history of Whidbey Island.

The PBY – Naval Air Museum – The Story of Gigi

The story of the PBY-5A Catalina and how it transformed Oak Harbor into a WWII Navy Seaplane Base is a fascinating tale, and one that’s exemplified by “Gigi,” a PBY-5A Catalina that first came to Oak Harbor in 1943 and now sits on display in the city.

Cycling Around the Islands

Cycling the rolling bucolic hills is an ideal way to explore Whidbey and Camano islands. Start planning your visit now. by Sherry Mays For cyclists who enjoy the wind in their hair, cycling Island County’s farmland flats, hair-raising downhills and technical mountain biking trails is sure to please. Just a short hop off of I-5, Camano Island is known for … Read More

Jets on Whidbey

Jets from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island train over the island for various missions. One of the most challenging is practicing landing on an aircraft carrier. Learn more about when and where this training occurs and the complexities of an aircraft carrier landing.

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.

Escape It All!

Escape to Whidbey and Camano Islands Are you ready to #EscapeItAll? Travel here “virtually” with our series of quick escapes.  Whether you’re working from home, ventured back to the workplace, or never left the workplace, we invite you to daydream a little about coming to Whidbey and Camano Islands to #EscapeItAll. We have lots to do and plenty of hideouts … Read More