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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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Amazing orcas whales charter!

My husband and I loved this tour. We were lucky enough to call the day off and get on an afternoon tour. We saw just about 40 whales and were able to follow them from one island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I loved this tour. We were lucky enough to call the day off and get on an afternoon tour. We saw just about 40 whales and were able to follow them from one island to another. The boat had jackets which was great for when I got a little chilly. The captain and crew were fantastic!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you go to Orcas Island don't miss the opportunity to take the whale watching excursion on the Eclispe Charters. This is a family owned business. They take great care of their boat, are passionate about what they do and make it a priority to ensure their guests have the best experience possible. We loved the size of the boat... More 

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

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

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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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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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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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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