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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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Elma, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a fabulous trip with Captain Bryce and naturalist Ashley! Ashley was very informative and Bryce was very knowledgable about the habits of the orcas. We had many whales around us, but when other boats had turned around, Bryce "followed" one of the J pod members just a bit farther. We watched from a distance with engine "off", and... More

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Mill Creek, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This trip exceeded all of my expectations in a very good way! From the ease of booking the trip to the very end, everything about this company was terrific. Upon boarding the boat we were introduced to our naturalist Ashley, and our captain, Bryce. On the way out to the Orca pods, Ashley educated us on the different pods in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A small boat picked us up at West Beach resort, very punctual. There were only 7 of us so we could sit on the bow and photograph. The guide, Skye was awesome we were able to see at least 20 whales. It was non stop. Tour lasted almost 4 hrs. Highly recommend this adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was the second whale watching trip I had booked through Outer Island Expeditions. Both times have seen pods of Orcas. We also saw Harbor Seals and Stellar Sea Lions. The captain & crew are very knowledgeable. We went out of Anacortes on the ferry, which makes for a long day, but well worth the time.

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