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Outer Island Expeditions

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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...more
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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
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All reviews whale watching sea lions captain paul saw orcas transient orcas great trip see whales point doughty these guys killer whales boat ride smaller boat awesome experience great job fish pods of orcas highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent guide and captain who went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. It was amazing. We saw more whales than I ever expected along with other wildlife. Note: It was a 90 degree day, but still...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Been on a lot of excursions and this hands down has to be the best one we have been on. They met every expectation and than some. The team definitely has a love for the animals. Kudos to you all and Thank You so much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We went last October and just getting around to writing the review now! It was by far the favorite part of our trip (and we had a GREAT trip) We bought our tickets off Groupon and the check in, reservation process was super easy. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Kayaked for a few hours on our own. Peaceful and beautiful scenery. Did whale watching tour last minute to try to get another glimpse of the Orcas. We traveled far and fast and found small group of Orcas. Captain Benson did a terrific job navigating...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The boat and the guide are nice the boat ride is more than half the fun. Carry some layers of protective clothing and don't worry of the spray. We saw many Orca whales but due to whale protection rules, the boat have to maintain a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tman2008
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Paul our tour guide was very nice as were the girls at check in. We definitely saw Orcas and followed them for about an hour! Amazing! But beware.....we were TOLD we we would be on a comfortable tour boat of 30 people. That was not...More

1  Thank readytotravel12
Reviewed 29 August 2018

What a wonderful day we had with Benson as our captain and Lindsay our naturalist. We had a rare and thrilling encounter with a male killer whale who was incredibly curious about our boat. He played with us and treated us to his whale song...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Five of us spent a terrific half day with Captain Jake aboard the Loki. It was a cool but sunny day with calm waters. We pulled up a dozen Dungeness crabs, then hooked three large king salmon, landing two. (And this despite low numbers of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have been whale watching many times, but never to see orcas. We saw 4 and stayed with them for the entire trip. The naturalists on board were knowledgeable, approachable and fun. I would recommend this organization.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MelissaShay
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Went on the expedition August 5...No Whales, nothing, the crew said is the first time in the season that they do not see whales. they gave us a voucher to come back for free within 12 months.. here is the catch, if you want to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Alfred G
6 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
26 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.