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Outer Island Expeditions

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Address: 54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
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+1 360-376-3711
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

30 and 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips. Our Small Fast Boats get...

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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Awesome experience!

We had a beautiful day, a brand new boat, a great crew, and saw lots of animals: killer whales, porpoises, harbor seals, eagles, cormorants, and puffins! Seats were really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful day, a brand new boat, a great crew, and saw lots of animals: killer whales, porpoises, harbor seals, eagles, cormorants, and puffins! Seats were really comfortable and we enjoyed the $1 snacks on board as well (Sun Chips, fruit leather, granola bars, and drinks). Highly recommend!

Thank 433corrinne
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OIE made good on their promise. They tried hard to find the whales, but it was a very windy day and it seemed everyone "got skunked." While this is rare, I understand it happens. My wife and I had a great time in spite of the missing party guests. We learned much more than expected, saw seals and other wildlife,... More 

Thank 531billk
Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing Saturday with Captain Paul, Lindsey and Sarah - they were all awesome! We were lucky enough to see 11 Orcas, the travel on the boat about 45-60 minutes to find them was well worth it. There were four of us and we enjoyed the ride out along with the knowledge from the naturalists. They were... More 

Thank Adeline K
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy access to the boats, tons of parking, great crew! My mom, daughter and I had a really fun time. The only disappointment was not seeing any Orca's (they are ever elusive to me hahaha) but we did get to see a few other whales, tons of eagles, sea lions and seals!

Thank Rebecca S
Mukilteo, Washington
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This tour was great. We had a wonderful time and everything went as planned. The staff was interesting and very informative about everything we were seeing. They found us several whales, sea lions, harbor seals and birds to view. The sailing was smooth and all on board seemed to have a great time. I would highly recommend this to anyone... More 

Thank Mary R
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful day, calm waters. Good equipment. We only could be in double kayaks which would have been nice to know upfront. Even though I am a fit person in early 40's who kayaks often, I had a hard time keeping up. There was not a lot of time to take photos along the way to the bay where we... More 

Thank WestCoastExplorerBC
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all , this was a great tour. The day was just glorious and we got to see one of the resident Killer whale pods. Also, went by some other islands with seals etc. on them. Crew was very nice but really only one girl on board did most of the explaining. However, my one big complaint is that... More 

Thank NoleChristine
Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined Captain Paul and his amazing crew for a whale watching adventure this past Saturday, May 20. The day could not have been more perfect for a boat day. Sunshine, no clouds in the sky and a breezy 75 degrees. We departed on their 38 foot catamaran aptly called the Black Fish Express. The vessel drives fast and smooth,... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 6 visiting Orcas so did the 3-hour kayaking trip out to Point Doughty. Our guide (Dana) was really fun--engaging, good attitude, and very knowledgeable about pointing out some of the wildlife we saw and could expect to see on Orcas. We got lucky with the weather--patches of sun between big fluffy clouds. Otherwise we would've... More 

Thank arearnest
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day for a whale watching trip...made ever better by the wonderful crew! Thanks to Lyndsey, Dillon and Dana for making our day so special!

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