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Address: 54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: +1 360-376-3711
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: 26 and 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips.Our Small Fast Boats get...
26 and 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.
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Great whale watching with Bryce and Bobby!

Whale watching was not on our list of things to do on Orcas, but we decided at the last minute to go and we were all very happy we did. Our captain, Bryce, and deckhand, Bobby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Whale watching was not on our list of things to do on Orcas, but we decided at the last minute to go and we were all very happy we did. Our captain, Bryce, and deckhand, Bobby, were both awesome - both very knowledgeable about the whales; other animals; the area, as well as environmentally conscientious and generally just great. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Was assured we would see whales and we did. Newer excellent boat to ride in. Great experience. Captain Matt and Elisa were excellent.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Chartered a whale watching tour with Capt Sky, and we had a blast. Saw everything: Orcas jumping, bald eagles, seals, salmon, even mufflons on John Wayne's private island. Sky was great, we originally wanted to stay out 3h, but on a whim, decided to stay longer and enjoy the sunset on the water. Sky got us to the perfect spot.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We bought the tour at a discount from Groupon and it was worth every penny! It was a fantastic trip - we boarded the Black Fish 3 for the tour. The staff were super nice and knowledgeable, and the view through the trip was absolutely gorgeous, and we got to see the orca whales (a whole family of three) up... More 

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Corning, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are many whale watching companies to choose from. Our biggest dissapointment with this company was that they had a 10% discount for paying in cash which they did not tell us about at the time of making the reservation. When we brought this to their attention they said that they had told us which was a lie. The boat... More 

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La Center, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had such a fantastic trip. Beautiful weather and saw a lot of whales and other fantastic wild life. It was the best part of this entire stay on Orcas Island. We will definitely be back. Beau was great!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Capt greg was awesome. Always on the fish and seemed like never a lull in the catching. Was great with the kids. We had a sick kid and Greg ran and got supplies to help her. She rallied at the end of the day to catch a nice shark. Absolute pro. Oh yeah. Big fish. Big big fish. And lots.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I bought the 3hr tour on Amazon and planned a romantic anniversary weekend around it for my husband and I. The tour was supposed to go to Point Doughty but the wind was whipping so we ended up loading the kayaks and driving down to Bayhead marina by the ferry and launching from there. The total time on the water... More 

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Olympic National Park, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a fantastic trip. I wanted an adventure for my birthday & I got one. We say so many whales. The guys from Outer Island Expeditions are the best, they explain everything about the trip & show you pictures of the whales & explain their feeding habits, migration,etc.I sure did learn a lot. This was the best Whale Watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Captain Paul really loves his job and enjoyed our excitement as we were able to see the majestic whales. His Co-Captain was very informative and truly enjoyed interactions with the passengers. They provided a very pleasant trip save for us and the whales we followed. They respected every aspect of nature and keeping all involved safe.

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Address: Address: 54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: +1 360-376-3711
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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