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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

Pob 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280-0353
+1 360-376-6566
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Whale watching in the San Juans

Fantastic crew (Peter as captain) made this 3.5 hour trip worth it. Besides the Orca pod, a huge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Belfair, WA
Three different groups of transient Orcas, some sunning seals, and a porpoise or two!

We just spent an amazing afternoon with Eclipse. Saw three different groups of transient Orcas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karen D
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We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light House tours. 56 foot "Orcas Express"U.S.C.G. lic. 48 seats, heated cabin with restroom and upstairs, downstairs outside. Professional naturalists, under water hydrophone system, listen to the Orca . We serve small or large groups. We host weddings and parties. Our vessel has hydraulic stabilizers for a more comfortable ride. We pride ourselves, on our well maintained vessel and our educational environmental awareness program . We run with b20 bio diesel.
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Pob 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280-0353
+1 360-376-6566
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic crew (Peter as captain) made this 3.5 hour trip worth it. Besides the Orca pod, a huge eagle nest, harbor seals, lots and lots of photo opportunities. The two guides were just sensational and were especially helpful to my 80+ mother-in-law with some mobility...More

Thank Dials
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just spent an amazing afternoon with Eclipse. Saw three different groups of transient Orcas, some sunning seals, and a porpoise or two. The crew - led by the owner - could not have been kinder or more knowledgeable. Perfect for our family with young...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Great day on the Eclipse the only way to se the Islands and the Whales. Enjoy the day on Orcas Island easy to get to by ferry your tour is at the dock the Orcas Hotel is also a great place for snacks...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under the guidance of Captain Bill and team, our family of four enjoyed this trip immensely. Having been land locked on Orcas for the previous four days, the opportunity to just be out and experience the islands from the water is worth the price of...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great whale watching trip leaving from Orcas Landing. The boat is fast and comfortable with a good viewing area on top and plenty of space on the main deck. The trip was well organized and we saw whales within a few minutes....More

Thank jimHanoi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been on a lot of whale watching boats (since I'm from Monterey, CA, one of the other whale watching capitals of the world), and Eclipse Charters has them beat, hands-down! The staff (from Captain Dan to the two naturalists on board) are amazingly friendly,...More

Thank MikaLeigh77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From check-in to docking, we were treated like people and not tourists through a turnstile. The boat was safe and comfortable above and below deck. We got learned a ton and saw 20-30 orcas swimming off of San Juan Island, bald eagle, seals, and a...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is great, Captain Dan and his wife Denise are delightful. The 2 conservationists aboard were informative and fun to get to know. We saw the local pod of orca's, we tried to catch up to some minka whales but missed them, but we...More

Thank SheilaZepeda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good experience with Island Eclipse whale watching. We saw 2 gray whale several times, once really close by and quite a few Minke whales. Unfortunately we did not get to see the resident or migrating orcas which is what we had really...More

Thank Urmila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whale watching trip with my family including two kids under 10. We saw seals, porpoises, and the epic orca whale. Plus a kazillion bald eagles. The staff is very knowledgeable and engaging with all of the guests. The captain was great, and...More

Thank Keedran T
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15 March 2015|
Response from Ski57 |
The stairs going to the upper deck is VERY steep. Coming down could be difficult for children or seniors depending physical condition. There is still incredible views from the boat