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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, Adventure
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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.
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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had a great Sucia Island day tour with Captain Paul and two family members this fall. It was too late in the season for whales but we got to see the sea lions, a harbor seal, and tons of birds from the boat. Then we docked at Sucia and hiked all over and saw tons more birds, beautiful foliage/vegetation (like... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a dream turned into reality. We took a tour to see the majestic orcas with Captain Joe & Demi, both of them were super professional and made the trip special by explaining about the Orcas. There were plenty of Orcas to see and also had the opportunity to see bald eagles. Definitely worth it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Please pardon the Scotty quote from Star Trek® 4, but we had an absolute blast!! Shortly after leaving Eastsound, our group came upon a huge pod of Pacific Whitesided Dolphins who frolicked around us like big kids on a playground. Then we were treated to several sightings of humpback whales. stellar sea lions and harbor seals..... and a couple of... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Booked with Outer Island due to a Groupon, and so glad we did. We were on the last trip of the season, and even though the day started off rainy, by the time we got to the area where the whales were, the sky had turned blue, the sun was out, and we were able to see whales, porpoises, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I've been on a couple other whale watching trips on bigger vessels and think this trip was the best! Loved the smaller vessel and the guide and captain were exceptional! And of course, we saw whales! Humpback and Orcas. Dalls porpoises too! Wildlife on the shores was an added bonus. I highly recommend booking with them!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Right out of the marina there were 2 Humpback whales, then we cruised on to find a pod of transient orcas that we saw stalk and then attack a sea lion. Can't believe we saw this in October! Sky was an excellent captain, very informative and great sense of humor. I would do this again in a heartbeat! Bathroom, snacks... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a fun day. Hump Backs and Orcas. Sky was our captain and did a terrific job of going where the action was!! We spent the first part of the cruise watching a couple hump backs and the last part of the cruise watching some migratory orcas who were looking for and finding seals. The weather was not terrific but... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was my first (and possibly last) whale watching trip because it doesn't get better than this!! In the first 10 minutes we saw 2 humpbacks and trailed them for a while. Then our awesome guide, Sky, decided to take us on an adventure 30 min away to find some Orcas. We found them almost immediately upon arrival and proceeded... More

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Thank you so much, Bryce and Ashley, for giving us a whale of an adventure! My wife and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary aboard your boat, and saw numerous orcas, plus 2 humpbacks! (a mama and her calf.) Your boat rocks! The orcas came so close. I enjoyed Bryce's expert knowledge and handling of the boat, bringing us to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fantastic guide who is a marine biologist and really knows her stuff. She kept us informed and entertained for the whole 3 hours of the trip. Very knowledgeable and calm, she explained everything perfectly and we had a wonderful time. It was my first ever kayaking experience and I would love to do it again! Great views from Point Doughty!... More

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