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Outer Island Expeditions

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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
+1 360-376-3711
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“whale watching” (97 reviews)
“sea lions” (44 reviews)
“captain paul” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
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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+1 360-376-3711
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"whale watching"
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"sea lions"
in 44 reviews
"captain paul"
in 19 reviews
"saw orcas"
in 19 reviews
"transient orcas"
in 17 reviews
"great trip"
in 39 reviews
"see whales"
in 19 reviews
"point doughty"
in 17 reviews
"these guys"
in 23 reviews
"killer whales"
in 13 reviews
"boat ride"
in 13 reviews
"knew where"
in 8 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 10 reviews
"fish"
in 33 reviews
"great job"
in 22 reviews
"pods of orcas"
in 10 reviews
"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great day! Our guide, Dobby the Hobler, was a really terrific host. He was a knowledgeable educator and enthusiastic about the San Juan Islands ecosystems. He was engaging and eager to give us all the kind of excursion we wanted for the day....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set out with Andrew and Sammy on July 3rd. Staff friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. We saw eagles, seals and some geological sights en route. Maintaining safe distance we captured just the right angle and position to enjoy the antics and interactions if several whales. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just went on a whale watch with a couple of friends for the 4th and the experience was amazing! The crew was very knowledgeable and open to guests asking questions, our captain, Andrew, made everyone feel safe and was very approachable. On our trip...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Benson and Naturalist Cole did their very best to find us a whale. It was the journey getting there that turned out to be the best 5 hours I've spent on the Salish Sea! We had to travel all the way to Deception Pass...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
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
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