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Outer Island Expeditions

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“whale watching”(108 reviews)
“sea lions”(45 reviews)
“saw orcas”(20 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take this trip! We saw beautiful creatures including orchids, see lions, and loads of birds. The guides were immensely knowledgeable about the animals and surrounding environment. Funny, smart and professional, the guides made the five hour trip flyby. We were a tad late returning and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marilynr946
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Loved it! Saw orcas, a seal, birds (a heron I believe) and the hosts were wonderful. I highly recommend this tour. Very comfortable as well with indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paradise258792
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Comfy boat, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was quite impressed with how well the staff knew the habits of these awesome animals! I was also very happy with how respectful of the animals they were. The price was very reasonable. It made our trip to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amber Q
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We absolutely saw Wales! The crew were also kind and fun. The captain took time to explain his instruments to me and we met lots of great passengers.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Owyn F
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Sucia is an Washington State Park about 15 minutes water travel time from Orcas. Great hiking and camping spots. Water taxi is efficient and on time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Fantastic experience all around. Taxi'd to and from Sucia Island, camping on the island for two nights. Taxi was on time, crew was helpful and friendly, and Sucia Island is incredible!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bonnieb01
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. We took 2 tours to make the best of our trip. The first day we didn’t see much but the 2nd day I was able to capture a few good pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jkjohnson16
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Had a great time. Staff was awesome. Unbelievable experience. Worth the money. Definitely would go again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Darren A
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a terrific time on our whale watching excursion! It was a last minute decision to go while we were visiting Seattle from Ohio, and we were so glad we went. It was a beautiful day and we were able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

It was a great excursion. We saw a pod of whales and a group of seals. I would highly recommend the trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Alfred G
5 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
25 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.