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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 13 attractions in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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 April 15, 2014

My husband and I went out on the whale watch cruise from Orcas Island. It was hands down the best idea we had! This company was great, casual, witty and fun. They divided up the groups according to best ft for the boats, we ended up on a small boat, which was fantastic. The captain gave us lots of insight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The staff and boat were both top notch. We could tell that the staff really cared about the animals and loved their jobs. We got lucky with perfect weather and animal sightings. Orcas, stellar sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles, and dalls porpoise. Love!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My son and I went on the three hour kayaking tour. Saw a variety of avian and marine life. If you want to see orcas this isn't the trip for you, but we enjoyed every minute of it. Chris was a kind and gracious tour guide. Top notch company. If you don't have rain gear you an borrow theirs.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We did the first kayaking trip of the season around Sucia Island. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgable, friendly, and fun. We saw a lot of wildlife including bald eagles, ospreys, harbor seals, river otters, and cormorants. The company is a little laid back which suited us. Not a lot of hand-holding, but... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My sister and I just returned from a phenomenal tour on the Blackfish II with Captain Joe and Ashley (as well as the owner, whose name I regretfully did not catch). What a wonderful time we had. The end of October is a bit cold to be on the water, but wow was it beautiful! We had a hard time... More

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I spent an amazing 3+ hours with Captain Joe and Brian (customer relations guy & right hand man) . There were two boats going out, and we got on the larger of the two, the "Blackfish 2". There was a slight problem in that someone had locked the bathroom door from inside, so they let us know... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Excellent in all ways. Friendly and helpfull crew and they know where to go to find wild life. We saw whales and dolphins and seals and sea lions and eagles and it was a great day. We will return

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Fort Lewis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My friend and I did the tour this last weekend (oct 5) and we had the most amazing experiences! Not only was the weather about as perfect as it could be, but we also got to see Humpbacks, Orcas, Dalls porpoises, sea lions, and a mix of other animals! All in 3 hours!! This was by far my favorite memory... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The three of us were picked up from the Lummi Island Ferry terminal and rode to Orcas Island to pick up additional passengers. It was a smooth, safe ride the whole way. After departing from Orcas we saw humpback whales, river otters, resident and transient Orca and porpoises. The porpoises rode the bow of the boat for awhile and that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

While most whale watching company's canceled because of rough seas.We sailed the afternoon of Sept. 22. The new Blackfish 2 was comfortable in the 2 to 4 foot seas. Crew was knowledgable, informative, and professional. In spite of the incumbent weather we spotted two pods traveling together (they call this a super cell) At least 8 breaches, tail and fin... More

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