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Deception Pass Tours

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Address: 5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
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+1 888-909-8687

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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... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
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San Juan Island, Washington
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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 state park.

Thank Arcturus2015
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 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
Oak Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 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 and had plenty of time to enjoy watching them. The boat is very comfortable. I'm... More 

Thank LzbthS
Slidell, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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
Whidbey Island, WA
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131 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 mountains in the North Cascades, and even the houses were great. Captain Brett advised us... More 

Thank NahanniRafter
Sw Grand Mound,
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Nina D
DeceptionP, Owner at Deception Pass Tours, responded to this review

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 would have gone out of our way to make it right with you. Since we... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 the area and bridge. It's a top highlight of my trip.

Thank Pat A
Whidbey Island, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 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 cool fi they changed it up.

Thank James M
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

This husband and wife team do a great job mixing professionalism with casual fun. They are knowledgable, interesting, and fun. We saw lots of birds including two bald eagles and blue herons as well as porpoises, harbors seals, and a Minke whale. The area was beautiful and the captain did a great job pointing out interesting places along the way.... More 

Thank Donna H

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