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Outer Island Expeditions

#1 of 8 Tours in Eastsound Features Animals
54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
+1 360-376-3711
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
+1 360-376-3711
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went on a 3 hour kayak around the point and we saw all kinds of animals. Our guide, Katie P., was so sweet and funny, she made sure we had a great time. We looked at just renting kayaks and touring around ourselves, but...More

Thank LilHarvee
Reviewed 6 days ago

The crew has always been friendly anytime I've gone out with them, and they really do honor their guarantee. We did not see whales on one of the winter cruises out of Seattle, and went back the next day (myself and a guest from Boston)....More

Thank joed2269
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The office workers, the deckhands and the captain were all great, super friendly and knowledgeable. I believe we were out for just over 3 hours. We saw a humpback whale and a pod of orcas, along with eagles, seals and stellar sea lions. I'll definitely...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great alternative to the big commercial whale-watching tours you may find in other parts of the San Juans. These guys know their stuff, have respect for the Orcas, and do not have megaphones through which they read a script. I really enjoyed...More

Thank jennyt135
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice staff and helpful advises during the Expedition, we were able to see the orcas from a close distance

Thank Karine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a thrill this was to see the Orcas swimming forging for lunch . It would be nice to get up closer however regulations are in place for the safety of the Orcas . Oh you will see them even without binoculars . They are...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the evening trip it was awesome, saw lots of Orcas whales great pictures too. Only thing to remember is the restaurants close before you return.

Thank Tiscoj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kayaking trip was amazing. Not too strenuous and got to see some of the great PNW. My daughter, my friend and I enjoyed this adventure and have referred many others since.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was discouraged after the phone call I received the day before my scheduled trip. A man called to tell me that the 2 pm tour that I booked would most likely be cancelled due to lack of reservations. I was pretty disappointed since I...More

Thank Carly P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an almost perfect trip. We arrived early and watched whales across the Sound. After the crew loaded all passengers, the pod was still there. We followed it the entire trip and watched young and old feed and even attack a seal. At times...More

Thank plgrd
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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.
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
Nancy M
5 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