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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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Always a fantastic trip, whether you see whales or not. But if they're around…you'll see them!!

On our 3rd trip out this summer we encountered Js, Ks, AND Ls..fishing…spy hopping…and breaching. Fantastic day! The Orcas were everywhere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On our 3rd trip out this summer we encountered Js, Ks, AND Ls..fishing…spy hopping…and breaching. Fantastic day! The Orcas were everywhere!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great whale watch with Captain Dan, Denise and Deb. This is a friendly, family run operation that was professional and informative. The boat was spacious, and Dan made a big point of the fact that it had stabilizers that made it handle like a bigger boat. They turned out to be very handy as the seas got... More 

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Tacoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved our experience with them! Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was clean and comfortable.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Having to wait a few hours for the ferry, we went in search for coffee and Denise offered us free coffee (with whipped cream) as we stopped and talked about the charter for a moment before getting to "island talk" since our family is from orcas and we were returning for a funeral. Any place that leaves you so enamored... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our first whale watching adventure- and this company and it's crew didn't disappoint. Captain Dan's charter chosen for it's on board naturalists, professionalism and customer service. The crew was knowledgeable and respectful of the environment. Boat was very clean "shipshape" and comfortable for our family. We saw about 15+ Orca Whales, and then headed north to see plentiful eagles, harbor... More 

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New Braunfels, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did 2 days in a row, because none of the boats were seeing whales the 1st day. We enjoyed the scenery & other wildlife so much we decided to go again. Captain Dan and the naturalists were welcoming, and always ready to provide information or answer questions. Very comfortable boat with plenty of seating inside if you don't want... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Over the years we have taken many island visitors whale watching. Captain Dan has never failed to find the whales. The on board staff is very knowledgable and friendly. The boat is the best and most comfortable in the San Juans. This will be the highlight of your Orcas visit.

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Selah, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I had a fabulous time on the Orca whale watch tour. J Pod had three new babies and we saw two of them. The crew was great and informative. It was a small enough group as to be very comfortable. We want to go again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

Address: POB 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280
Phone Number: 360-376-6566
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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