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Outer Island Expeditions

Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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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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Benicia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What an amazing evening with the Orcas!! Captain Joe and naturalist Demi were great hosts. It's clear that they love what they do and they have a very cool connection with their whales as a result. They know many of them by name and have a sixth sense as to where they will be and how to get the best... More

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Lawrence, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Orcas Island prior to an Alaska cruise and we were not disappointed! Captain Joe was amazing and made sure that we were able to see the whales and got us back to the dock in time to catch a plane with a short turn-around. The experience was incredible, all-around. Joe was professional, courteous, funny and extremely knowledgeable about... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a top notch company with an amazing crew that really know what's up. I've been visiting Orcas since I was a kid and have always loved it, but these guys made the most recent trip with a group of friends the most magical time yet! They know what they're doing, are super friendly and open (and FUN!) and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Captain's great! Knowledgeable naturalist! Get ready for a ride, this is a fast boat not your yacht type :)

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We purchased this trip through groupon and overall we had a great experience. Captain Matt was very knowledgeable and helpful. We saw a family of orcas,a puffin, harbour seals and sea lions. We heard the whales echo location which was amazing... They were a bit far though so we were glad we brought binoculars. A couple of things to note:... More

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Truthfully I've never tried whale watching before so who knows if other places do a better job...I just know that I really loved our experience. The guide was so interesting to listen to and really knew what he was doing. He told us all about the whales, the area, sea lions, and seals and even salmon. In short, he knew... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A large group of us went whale watching today with Captain Joe and Ashley. We were all amazed at their knowledge and passion for their job. We had an amazing time and could not have been happier with our experience. Captain Joe and Ashley were absolutly fantastic!

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a Groupon and took the whale watching tour from Anacortes. Booking the trip online using the Groupon was easy. The captain was great, communicated with other boats in the area to find out where the orcas were. They were on the West side of San Juan island- so it was about a 45 min boat ride to get... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Seeing so many orcas was a highlight of our stay on Orcas Island. The captain and naturalist were very knowledgeable about orcas and nature in general and were clearly passionate about the whales and their well being. We learned so much and got to see numerous sky hops, fin slaps and ballet-like dances with multiple orcas surfacing one after the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What an amazing experience. I took my 10 year daughter on a 3 hour guided kayaking tour (July 16, 2014). The guide was so knowledgeable and made the experience fun. We were lucky enough to see an eagles nest, a bunch of star fish, seals and porpoises. The guide took the time to help my daughter turn over rocks on... More

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