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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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Eastsound, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent trip with a very professional, knowledgable crew. We saw a large porpoise pod and then many members of the J pod, frolicking resident orcas all around us. Everywhere we looked there were orcas feeding. We were near the Tsawwassen Ferry and Point Roberts and our Captain Paul quieted the boat so we could enjoy and listen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic experience we had , very friendly crew , well worth our trip saw dolphins galore , seal lions and orca whales , couldn't have asked for more . X

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Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The crew at Outer Island Expeditions was fantastic. They were knowledgeable, personable and made the experience memorable. Unlike larger outfits, the ratio of "guests" to "personnel" was great. Lots of time to ask questions and learn about the Orcas and other wildlife. We would absolutely choose to go out with them again in the future.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a memorable day. Headed out from orcas island on an awesome twin V8 Yamaha powered super sturdy boat. Saw a huge pod of pacific white sided Dolphins & to top it off a pod of whales. Well worth the money & definitely something that should be on your bucket list.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We made two trips on consecutive days, a whale watching trip with Paul and Ashley as guides, and a kayak trip to Point Doughty with Jason. Both trips were superb. We saw several orcas and spent a couple of hours observing them feeding as they headed north around San Juan Island. We also saw several harbor porpoises that accompanied the... More

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Mount Vernon, WA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a wonderful 3-hour outing to Doughty Point and back. Chris was a super guide, and made sure we were all safe where the winds were strongest. Saw lots of wildlife, and heard lots of Chris' stories. We had 13 guests in our group, which was a little larger than normal, but everyone followed Chris' directions, and we had... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I went out to this whale watching tour for our second time. Each time we go out the crew is great and they find the whales fairly quick and follow them and do a great job of making it easy for the watchers to see and film the whale's. EXCELLENT experience!!!!

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Coupeville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband & I took a 4 hr whale watching trip & enjoyed ourselves. We sat up on the top deck, which was very windy & cool (but Sunny). Luckily, we'd come prepared for this so were warm enough. We almost didn't see any whales, but eventually found some minkes, after much searching on the part of the staff via... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed our wonderful experience with Captain Paul. His expertise was valuable and his personal attention was appreciated. We recommend Outer Island Expeditions and look forward to our next whale watching experience with this company. Thank you, Stacy and Jim

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can't say enough good things about our fishing trip with Skye. It was the highlight of the trip to Orcas Island. We went on a bottom fishing trip for 6 of us, and caught lingcod (one more than 3 feet long) and rockfish. We were also interesting in seeing orcas, so when Skye got a call on his whale... More

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