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Deception Pass Tours

5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
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A definite site to see in Washington State

If you want to see a truly majestic site, you cannot miss the Deception Pass between Bellingham and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robb G
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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
Great trip on a beautiful day

Chartered the trip for a memorial / scattering ceremony. The crew were wonderfully accommodating... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MichL_9
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Bozeman, MT
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“hour tour” (23 reviews)
“boat ride” (27 reviews)
“harbor seals” (21 reviews)
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5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
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"hour tour"
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"boat ride"
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"harbor seals"
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"great tour"
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"tour guide"
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"deception pass"
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"whale watching tour"
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"fun ride"
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"bald eagles"
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"local wildlife"
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"different perspective"
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"got lucky"
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"captain and crew"
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"saw seals"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see a truly majestic site, you cannot miss the Deception Pass between Bellingham and Whidbey Island. It was named Deception Pass by some old time mariners for the "deceptive" speed of the water when channeled through the pass. We always enjoy...More

Thank Robb G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chartered the trip for a memorial / scattering ceremony. The crew were wonderfully accommodating. It was too early in the season for whales but the day turned out beautiful giving everyone a smooth ride. Also learned some interesting historical facts about the various spots.

2  Thank MichL_9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skipper Brett and Guide Jared did an awesome job, rivaling the excursions we did last year in Glacier Bay, Juneau & Ketchikan!!! We saw harbor seals, eagles and other wildlife AND amazing vistas of the surrounding archipelago islands - while thoroughly enjoying the company of...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a great ride for getting really good views of the bridges at Deception Pass from under the bridge. Even though this ride is in a catamaran hull jet boat it is not a fast and get soaked type ride. We went through the...More

2  Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and looking to do a whale watching tour. We had been following some of the larger companies and these did not have availability on the day we wanted so I was so happy when I found this company. I had...More

3  Thank youngtraveller61
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

My family took the one-hour Deception Pass tour in August 2017, and we got particularly lucky - since a local orca pod was within range, the tour spontaneously turned into a one-hour orca watching trip! The Deception Pass area is spectacular, and this tour is...More

Thank LaVoyageuse2012
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a cool day but we were provided with jackets to keep us warm which was a nice touch. No whales were seem but the beautiful day made it worthwhile anyway. Tour guide was knowledgeable. The time passed very quickly. Scenery was beautiful! Park...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous tour! Guides were friendly and informative; went out of their way to give us a fun ride. The day had threatened rain; I was called the morning of our tour and given an option to reschedule. We decided to go anyway and I'm so...More

Thank Lindsey B
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We loved this tour! They were considerate in ensuring we got the best experience, by offering a later tour in the event of rain that day. As it turned out, we took our original scheduled tour, and the weather was perfect. Nice that they offered...More

Thank Villi_Bella
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This tour was fun, and for an hour and a third the cost of most boat tours, it was a good deal. However it wasn't my favorite boat tour. We got to see a former prison mining camp, some good views of the bridge, and...More

Thank Annabel K
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denise23892018
20 May 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
There is a web site on the internet, deception passtours That should give you all of the data that you need. The cost of the tour is $39.95 per person. They run almost hourly. They have a storefront on the highway just pass... More
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Flowbleu
2 January 2018|
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Response from D D | Reviewed this property |
No they closed for the winter, they will open in the spring. It is very worth the small fee for the ride ;)
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Linda G
12 April 2017|
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Response from DeceptionP | Property representative |
While we have a cover for the boat, we typically will only use it about 1 time per year as the showers are normally short lived here in the rain shadow, and the cover restricts the viewing area. Once installed, it must be... More
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