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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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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was an outstanding kayaking trip. Our guide, Chris, made it so much fun. I was amazed by his knowledge! I may just have to fact-check some of it though ;) ! Other than not having a kayak that was long enough for my tall husband to facilitate the rudder, I would not change a thing. Thank you!!

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Moorpark, CA
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our family of four, including our 14 and 16 year old kids very much enjoyed the 1pm whale watching tour and the 10 am 3 hour kayak tour. We were very lucky to have good weather. The company and guides were professional, knowledgeable, I and I believe I got my money’s worth. Thanks

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Kirkland, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went on the tour at 1pm on August the 20th. I was very excited to this, booking the trip months in advance. Unfortunately our ferry was more than one hour delayed leaving Anacortes. I called the Outer Island Expeditions twice from the ferry that we were running late if there's a chance for them to wait for us 10-15... More

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Encinitas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great adventure. We highly recommend Joe and Ashley who are knowledgable, entertaining and sensitive guides!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Joe and Ashley made the experience an everlasting memory for us. They did everything they could to make our trip a huge success. If you are considering a tour ask for Joe and Ashley. We seen harbor seals, harbor porpoises and the beautiful J pod clan. It was emotional, exciting, and one of my most memorable experiences in life.

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ashley the naturalist and Joe the captain are simply great; it is so evident that they just love what they are doing. Not only did we sea lots of orcas, but eagles and sea lions as well. Joe actually went along a different route than he typically does, and we managed to see an entire family of orcas.

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

We took our 12 year old twins with us and it was amazing. Matt took us to the perfect spot and we saw a lot of whales. Matt and Ally were both very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. It was worth it and I would do it again.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Easy online reservation and check-in at reception. Our Captain was jazzed and cute, as was our naturalist. But the stars of the show were the J and K pod residents, whom at times appeared to be auditioning for an episode of America's got Talent. All in their natural and protected environment, where they thrive and frolic with their families. Based... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I took a whale watching trip during our honeymoon and it was amazing! There wasn't enough room on the larger whale watching vessel so we offered to wait for a smaller boat to take us out. The wait was a little longer than expected (about 1 hour) but they completely made up for it. Skye took us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had an awesome time! The weather was great, the views were impeccable and the fishing was good :) Skye took us to multiple locations to catch different types of fish, it was great learning different species and a thrill to catch. We ended our adventure picking up crab pots, heavy, hard, but totally worth the work! Skye was an... More

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