Airport invites pilots to exotic island

Bea vonTobel, manager of Port Orcas Airport (ORS), in Washington State’s San Juan Islands, tells that she has “21 grass tiedown spots, each with an ocean view, inviting pilots to come and stay overnight camped under the wing. At $6.00 a night, hot shower available, it makes a great spot for families to come and spend time on the island.”

The annual Port Orcas fly-in is scheduled for July 31-Aug 2 and camping is free for that weekend, she said.

Downtown Port Orcas is a 10-minute walk away, where visitors will find restaurants and shops, and on weekends a farmers’ market and entertainment on the village green, she said.

“There’s always event information on the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce website, and more specific information about the Port of Orcas is posted on

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  1. says

    Thanks to Bea for posting the Chamber’s website. We are happy to help any fly-in visitor with dinner reservations and a list of activities happening while you are visiting Orcas Island. We can also send you our 2009 Visitor Guide – visit the website and submit a form – or email us at and we’ll send one right out to you. We hope to see you on Orcas Island!

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