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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
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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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Quick and Easy Kayak Rental

We rented a double kayak from Outer Island for a day of exploring around the north side of Orcas Island. While we had made a reservation, it was confusing when we got there to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We rented a double kayak from Outer Island for a day of exploring around the north side of Orcas Island. While we had made a reservation, it was confusing when we got there to figure out where we should go to get the kayak and it was a little slow to sign waivers, pay, and get ready to go. All... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Two of us took an evening whale-watching tour out of Anacortes (for a total of 4 hours). The boat then picked up more people on Orcas Is. so there were a total of about 18 people. Since there were spaces inside, outside, and on top it didn't feel crowded. The boat ride itself through the islands would have been worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was the first time I've ever gone whale watching and Paul our captain was able to track down the J and K pods of Orcas in the Canadian waters off Orcas island in the 4 hour tour. It was absolutely amazing. We saw the K pod family play and the babies breach and skyhop for at least half an... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We did both the 3 hour kayak tour and whale watching tour with this comoany. Bobby was our wildlife guide on the kayak trip to point Daughtry. He was very knowledgeable. We saw seals and pups, blue herron, bald eagles and their fledgling and gorgeous land and sea. Waters were a little rough on the way back and he pulled... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had a groupon and signed up for the 3 hour kayak tour. Jason did a great job! We had a small group and it was a lot of fun. We saw many bald eagles, including nests, starfish and seals. The seals were the highlight of the trip. Jason was very knowledgeable telling us different and interesting things along the... More 

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Our original trip was scheduled earlier in the summer, but an unexpected siege of kidney stones caused us to cancel. The staff at Outer Island was more than gracious in allowing us to reschedule. The day we went it was 90 degrees on land, but cool and comfortable on the water when we headed out in search of orcas at... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the PAcific north west! It was breath taking! We saw seals, puffins and the orcas. That was incredible. Our captain and naturalist were very helpful and informative, ver friendly as well. Don't forget to bring some snacks, sunscreen and water and these guys like tips. Thankfully we had some cash on us. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Bobby & Lindsey were fun, energetic and knowledgable group leaders for our 3-hour kayaking adventure. Saw bald eagles, harbor seals, jellyfish, starfish, etc.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Our B&B hosts had mentioned this group to us and we're glad they did. We enjoyed a 5pm trip on the Blackfish II, with Captain Bryce and naturalist Bobby. OIE has a very powerful boat that really got us out to the feeding grounds quickly and smoothly. You could sit indoors or out, or even up on the captain's deck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Captain Sky Weaver gave us great input on what type of fishing we would have the most success with - bottom fishing vs. salmon... Based on his recommendation that day, we chose salmon fishing. It takes longer to get to the location, but the fishing was great. The five of us caught nine pink salmon. On the way, we saw... More 

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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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