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Deception Pass Tours

5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
+1 888-909-8687
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What a fun excursion into an area we knew so well, but did not see from this perspective.

We've lived in the PNW since 1972, but never went under the bridge. The captain and crew were... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016

The boat ride was good but not what was promised. We were told that the ride included history... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
San Juan Island, Washington
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“boat ride” (21 reviews)
“hour tour” (18 reviews)
“harbor seals” (17 reviews)
5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
+1 888-909-8687
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We've lived in the PNW since 1972, but never went under the bridge. The captain and crew were welcoming and informative. Although it's only an hour trip, it felt much longer for all that we saw and heard. We are returning for sure!

Thank Dfayram
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The boat ride was good but not what was promised. We were told that the ride included history, wildlife, and trivia. There was little history, little wildlife, no trivia and not as detailed a ride as we were told at the visitors center at the...More

Thank Arcturus2015
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time on the speed boat around Deception Pass. Staff were knowledgeable about whales and other wildlife spotted on the tour. Recommended highly even if you're a local!

Thank Sdobron
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Tour guides were very informative (and funny). Had a wonderful time; saw dolphins and sea lions. Great fun. Enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank kittimojo60
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I signed up for Deception Pass Tour's last gray whale watching tour of the season for 2016. It was a last minute decision made at 6:15 am on a Saturday. I'm so glad I did it! We had good luck with the whales--found them quickly...More

Thank LzbthS
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Took my daughter and 3 grandsons on this tour and we all have a wonderful time. The boat was very comfortable and the tours guides were very knowledgeable.

Thank MsFleurDeLis
Reviewed 11 April 2016

From "togging up" in the special hooded coveralls thoughtfully provided for warmth, to stepping back ashore, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our whale watch tour with Deception Pass Tours. We had a beautiful sunny afternoon for the very scenic tour. Water, trees, views of...More

Thank NahanniRafter
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The cones are huge but over priced, they were out of 4 flavors, the service was rude. Just not worth the effort to pull in. I hope the tours they offer are much better.More

Thank Nina D
DeceptionP, Owner at Deception Pass Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

For a business like ours that has been awarded several Customer Service awards in our region, a review like this really knocks the wind out of us. We wish that you would have let us know that you had this type of encounter, as we...More

Reviewed 13 October 2015

It was beautiful and we saw lots of heron and other birds and a few harbor seals. It became obvious that each time you go be it morning or late afternoon or different months, you will experience different sights, animals, and information and history about...More

Thank Pat A
Reviewed 12 October 2015

It was super fun. Learned a ton of things that I did not know before about whidbey island. I would not recomend buying the season pass though. Its been a few seasons but when we did it was the exact same tour. It would be...More

Thank James M
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Linda G
If the weather is poor does the boat have cover to protect the guests from rain?
12 April 2017|
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
Is this tour on the open ocean or in an area protected from waves?
19 May 2015|
Response from DeceptionP | Property representative |
There are two tours, the One Hour Jet Boat Tour takes place in a relatively protected area. The Captain would be able to notify you in advance if there are waves, which would be kicked up on windy days. On the Whale... More