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Outer Island Expeditions

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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
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Orcas Island Whale Watching
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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 charter and add fishing, kayaking, island hopping, and more.
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“whale watching” (96 reviews)
“harbor seals” (49 reviews)
“captain paul” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
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"whale watching"
in 96 reviews
"harbor seals"
in 49 reviews
"captain paul"
in 18 reviews
"great trip"
in 39 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 44 reviews
"point doughty"
in 17 reviews
"resident orcas"
in 12 reviews
"these guys"
in 23 reviews
"kayak tour"
in 23 reviews
"saw orcas"
in 19 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 15 reviews
"killer whales"
in 13 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 10 reviews
"salmon fishing"
in 12 reviews
"see whales"
in 19 reviews
"sea life"
in 13 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far one of the best days of my trip that I had in Washington! Our crew was amazing with Captain Paul and Katie as they were very funny and engaging with everyone on board. We witnessed a humpback whale breach fully out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

*BEST* WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE *** E V E R ***!!!!! We were lucky enough to be able to observe both resident and transient orcas. The transients were working together to hunt for food and we saw them hunt and share food. Then, they got playful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chartered a boat for the day and our captain Sky took us through the islands. He was super knowledgeable and brought us to some really cool spots that were very private and fun to explore. We will definitely be doing this again!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the afternoon trip with Benson as captain and learned a lot of interesting things in addition to seeing several lazy (sleeping) members of Jpod. We also saw seals and about a dozen juvenile and adult bald eagles snacking on a seal carcass as...More

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On Sunday, my family and I had the pleasure of going out on the Outer Islands Whale watching Expedition. As nature would have it we did not get to see any Orca whales as we had hoped. We did however get a chance to see...More

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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.
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Buffmtwoman
27 September 2016|
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Response from CaptainBeau | Property representative |
Hello, We offer the Sucia Ferry from Orcas Island to Sucia Island from April through October, but if we do not have a regular ferry scheduled on the date you want to go we can always run a private water taxi for you. Please... More
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Nancy M
6 September 2016|
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Response from etardray | Reviewed this property |
At times we were seeing two different pods (one at a distance) on either side of the boat. We saw over 25 whales (orcas) on our trip. First saw the ladies, then the males. (I guess the travel separately?) And saw two... More
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