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Outer Island Expeditions

Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
360-376-3711
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips.Our Small Fast Boats get you up-close and personal with the regions famous Orca Whales! We see whales on... more » Owner description: 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips.Our Small Fast Boats get you up-close and personal with the regions famous Orca Whales! We see whales on about 95% of our tours! You can add fishing or kayaking to one of our tours. Or stop at a remote island for a picnic lunch or gourmet BBQ dinner. « less
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Mount Vernon, WA, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful 3-hour outing to Doughty Point and back. Chris was a super guide, and made sure we were all safe where the winds were strongest. Saw lots of wildlife, and heard lots of Chris' stories. We had 13 guests in our group, which was a little larger than normal, but everyone followed Chris' directions, and we had... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went out to this whale watching tour for our second time. Each time we go out the crew is great and they find the whales fairly quick and follow them and do a great job of making it easy for the watchers to see and film the whale's. EXCELLENT experience!!!!

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Coupeville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband & I took a 4 hr whale watching trip & enjoyed ourselves. We sat up on the top deck, which was very windy & cool (but Sunny). Luckily, we'd come prepared for this so were warm enough. We almost didn't see any whales, but eventually found some minkes, after much searching on the part of the staff via... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed our wonderful experience with Captain Paul. His expertise was valuable and his personal attention was appreciated. We recommend Outer Island Expeditions and look forward to our next whale watching experience with this company. Thank you, Stacy and Jim

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can't say enough good things about our fishing trip with Skye. It was the highlight of the trip to Orcas Island. We went on a bottom fishing trip for 6 of us, and caught lingcod (one more than 3 feet long) and rockfish. We were also interesting in seeing orcas, so when Skye got a call on his whale... More

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Captain Beau really delivers on his guarantee of seeing whales. We watched two pods of Orca for about two hours. He and his Naturalist, Ashley, were very informative and know many of the whales by name. They were friendly and quite patient in answering many questions. We were even picked up at our campground, West Beach Resort , and returned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having been on many whale watching trips around the country I knew I wanted a smaller boat, but not too small. I also wanted two levels (for a different view) and a bathroom. This one fits the bill! The Captain, Beau and Naturalist, Ashley were very accommodating and helpful. We all know Mother Nature is who ultimately decides if we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've heard great things about these guys for their whale watching tours but was more interested in the kayaking. We had two person kayaks and two groups of 10. We split into two groups. The two guides were pretty playful and funny. Our guide, Yon (spelling?), had a ton of facts about the history of the islands as well as... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went kayaking on the 3 hour tour. Jason, our guide, was very informative and did a great job catering to our entire group. The process was seamless from purchase to being done with our tour. It was a beautiful and relaxing, you could take it slow or make it a bit more of a work out. Jason pointed out... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great experience taking the 6 hour Sucia island kayak tour with the guide J. The weather was in transition the day we toured, which made a few of the areas we planned to kayak in a little adventurous. After the first spot, J had us all pull out and discuss our options. He listened to us, gave... More

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