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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

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Address: POB 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280
Phone Number: 360-376-6566
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Description: We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light...
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.
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Awesome Orca Watching Tour

We went on the 3 1/2 hour Whale Watching Tour on 5/23. Check in was super easy and friendly. We sat on the dock waiting for the tour to begin. Once it was time we got a welcome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Kimberly J
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went on the 3 1/2 hour Whale Watching Tour on 5/23. Check in was super easy and friendly. We sat on the dock waiting for the tour to begin. Once it was time we got a welcome talk from the Captain/Owner. We headed on board the boat and were assigned places to sit inside(to avoid a mad dash for... More 

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I took my two teenage children on a sunset whale watching cruise with Eclipse and all I can say is WOW! Worth every penny. I know we got lucky but we were on a pod of Orcas the whole evening. We watch them play, feed, and literally glide off into the sunset at the end of the day. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have to say that this was a wonderful experience! We saw many orcas and found them right away! The staff is SO friendly and SO engaging. They leave no one out! They teach you about each whale you see (by name), they supply binoculars and jackets if you need one. How awesome is that? I would recommend them 100%... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the most rewarding experiences, saw lots of marine life including orcas... of course. Couldnt have asked for a better captain and an all around great group of people. I definitely recommend for any age.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What an awesome experience! My hubby and I each had a Groupon ($39!!) for our tour otherwise we wouldn't have been able to afford to take this cruise... It was a worthwhile splurge and a really fun afternoon out on the water- the boat was comfortable and spacious inside, though we spent almost the whole time out on deck for... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was the making of my holiday! I took my 15 year old son in August on a whale watching tour, I was going to have to overcome my fear of boats and deep water. My son was so excited and the ladies on board could not have been more lovely! They took me aside and assured me that they... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I were fortunate to take a tour with Eclipse Charters at a time when a super pod gathered. The skipper turned off the engine and came up on deck to enjoy the many orcas swimming and cavorting around us. He did warn us that not every trip out had this great a showing of whales but one... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I can't recommend Eclipse Charters enough...their naturalists are super knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly...Captain Craig was GREAT about finding just the right spot for us to see orcas...it was the BEST part of our trip!!!!!!! :D

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great whale watching experience. Peter "The Captain" was informative and did a great job finding and getting us close to the whales as well as some of the other sea life available to be seen. Mary was incredibly informative about the different pods and how the Orcas live with one and other. In addition, our ferry was about 10 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Can't say enough good things about our trip. The boat is comfortable and spotless inside & out. This is a family owned business and Cpt Dan and his wife Denise go the extra mile to get you where the wildlife is. We did not see Orcas but saw humpback whales, sea lions, and a bald eagle. Any day on the... More 

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