We regularly keep vehicles in our designated spots at the ferry and the Eastsound Airport, as well as at Rosario Marina. However, by prior arrangement, you can pick up a vehicle at any location on Orcas Island and at any time of day or night.
We don't, but if your personal auto insurance doesn't cover rental cars, you can purchase supplementary insurance here: RentalCover
Yes, if you call more than 24 hours in advance of your desired start time, delivery is included in the price. Otherwise, it's $40.
Yes, because we want to provide you with an individualized rental experience, we only book over the phone. That way we can customize it to your exact needs. Plus, we like getting to know you!
Because that's the official name of our company! A long time ago (in 2008), the original founders recognized that many visitors to the island came by boat or plane or couldn't get their car on the ferry, so they needed transportation. They founded Orcas Island Shuttle and spent the next few years shuttling visitors around the island by bus. Eventually, they came to see that the demand was so great and the island was so big that a bus was not the most effective way to meet those transportation needs. Thus, Orcas Island Rental Car was born. They kept the original name because they were proud of their roots but their focus was on providing a convenient, cost-effective, and truly local experience for visitors.
The company changed hands to a new local couple in 2018 but still operates on the model of keeping prices low by providing well-maintained used cars and stress-free delivery anywhere on Orcas Island. While other rental car companies and shuttles have come and gone, we just keep rolling along by focusing on providing great value and exceptional customer service.
Our world-famous Orcas Island Audio Tour is available for purchase as a digital download or on CD through BandCamp.