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Outer Island Expeditions

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30 and 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips. Our Small Fast Boats get you up-close and personal with the region's famous Orca Whales! We see whales on about 97% of our tours! Join us for a group trip or you can customize your own private...more
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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
+1 360-376-3711
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ive gone out with them twice. Once for their sunset watching and once during the afternoon. Each crew was exceptionally knowledgeable about the whales and their behavior as well as the local area. I would highly recommend them, and will likely go out with them...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a 3 hr trip on 2 person kayaks. We saw several harbor seals and birds. Our guide was quite knowledgeable. My complaint is about the kayaks. They were uncomfortable and had no skirts meaning plenty of water inside and you get wet and...More

Thank krissullivan
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our September afternoon tour was awesome! Captain Paul and team not only found humpbacks and a huge group of orcas, but they gave us great insight into the whales and the ecosystem of the Sound. I appreciate the respect they have for these beautiful and...More

Thank Navigator84947
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on a few whale watching trips in the area and have never seen so many Orcas. At one time 6 jumped out of the water as if they were performing for us. Lindsey and Cole were awesome in their knowledge. Lindsey was an...More

Thank carol917
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whale let me tell you about our experience. We saw all kinds of wildlife from eagles, sea lions, porpoise, glimpse of a minke whale, and two pods of Killer whales with about 50 orcas in total. They put on quite a show from hunting, spy...More

Thank Gneedy20
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very happy with my trip, the captain and crew were great. The captain took us out farther than the other whale boats and we were rewarded with over an hour of watching 2 big old mail Orca whales. We also saw puffin birds,...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights from our trip was renting kayaks from Outer Island Expedition and getting a lift to Sucia Island to paddle around. It's such a beautiful place and our experience with this company was exceptional.

Thank Sawadee28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent guide and captain who went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. It was amazing. We saw more whales than I ever expected along with other wildlife. Note: It was a 90 degree day, but still...More

Thank RebeccainKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been on a lot of excursions and this hands down has to be the best one we have been on. They met every expectation and than some. The team definitely has a love for the animals. Kudos to you all and Thank You so much...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went last October and just getting around to writing the review now! It was by far the favorite part of our trip (and we had a GREAT trip) We bought our tickets off Groupon and the check in, reservation process was super easy. Our...More

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Alfred G
6 August 2018|
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Response from TroySea | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't, but since you are from Florida you might want to layer with thin windbreaker and/or long sleeve shirt that can be removed as you warm up especially if you are starting early in morning.
shrija n
26 July 2018|
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Response from Dixie W | Reviewed this property |
We left the dock at 10 and they picked us up on the island at 3.
Roberta J
31 May 2017|
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Response from Adeline K | Reviewed this property |
There are no buses but if you are just going for the day there is a cab service. It is not walkable from the ferry.