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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

POB 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280
360-376-6566
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Ranked #4 of 17 activities in Orcas Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light House tours. 56 foot "Orcas Express"U.S.C.G. lic. 48 seats, heated cabin with... more » Owner description: We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light House tours. 56 foot "Orcas Express"U.S.C.G. lic. 48 seats, heated cabin with restroom and upstairs, downstairs outside. Professional naturalists, under water hydrophone system, listen to the Orca . We serve small or large groups. We host weddings and parties. Our vessel has hydraulic stabilizers for a more comfortable ride. We pride ourselves, on our well maintained vessel and our educational environmental awareness program . We run with b20 bio diesel. « less
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Des Moines, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did this through Groupon for about $50 each (half price). The crew was wonderful and very informative. The boat had plenty of room for the 40 or so people that went. All could fit inside even, so is good in the event of chilly weather which we had for the first half of our trip. They offered binoculars, coats,... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wonderful experience. Saw lots of orcas and 2 humpbacks, also sea lions and eagle. Boat was comfortable and stable. Coats and binoculars available. Passengers allowed to take own food and snacks on board. Captain and naturalists on board were knowledgeable and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wow wow wow....my daughter (10 years going on 13) and I travel extensively and rarely do I come across a company as professional and amazing as the staff/volunteers at Oracas Island Eclipse charters. The staff was friendly, helpful and were full of information. They were so engaging as were the Orca pods. The boat has great indoor/outdoor space, provided binoculars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The staff was friendly and helpful.... the naturalists on board were knowledgeable. I appreciated that they give a guarantee or you can go again.... but it wasn't necessary as we saw a large pod of orcas. Awesome!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

this company pays attention to details that many don't. We saw the whales, seals, eagles...but in addition the captain made special efforts to connect with people before the trip and two volunteers were aboard engaging with people and providing information about what we were seeing. They also moved around the boat and paid attention to the kids (giving them toys... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went whale watching with this group and we definitely saw whales which was amazing. However, when I was trying to enjoy the time of watching them, my experience was hindered due to the fact that the crew was giving out false information to the guests. This company is against marine mammals in human care and they make it very... More

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Simpsonville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our excursion was June 19, 2014. Staff was very helpful and patient with all of our questions throughout. We had nice weather and timed it well-J and L pods were coming into the bay to meet up which meant lots of activity. The Captain made sure we were able to see the eagle nest and the seals on the rocks... More

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Malaga, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a wonderful time!! Dan and Deb were very nice and fun to talk to. They had alot of knowledge of the whales and the area.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We has an amazing adventure. The tour was on time and worth every penny. After a 20-30 minute boat ride, numerous pods of Orcas were sighted and one pod actually swam up to our boat before diving underneath us! It was absolutely amazing. Will try to attach a video to this rating The boat was very comfortable with a heated... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I bought a groupon for myself and my girlfriend for eclipse charters. The staff were friendly and knowledgable, telling us all about the different thing we might see before we had even checked in. They have a little gift shop on the dock with some cool merch, but much more selection at their shop in the village. We were really... More

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