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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

POB 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280
360-376-6566
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Ranked #3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This tour was amazing! Knowledgable crew, comfortable boat, and best of all, we saw tons of whales! We saw a humpback mama and its baby and a pod of orcas, about 20 total! Captain Dan is very respectful of the whales and the the naturalists were full of information. You can even take a seat next to the Captain for... More

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Mill Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The boat is the largest and most comfortable boat. Very safe. Lots of seating areas. Great naturalists!! We followed whales for a couple of hours

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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We cruised out on a near-perfect day, clear, sunny and calm. Before setting out the skipper introduced all the crew members, and explained clearly the safety rules to be observed on the boat. As we sped out to the area where the whales were, he pointed out various landmarks and other bits of local color, which included the Lady Washington,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing day whale watching with Orcas Island Eclipse Charters !! Captain Dan always makes the trips interesting and memorable! Both naturalists are very knowledable and informative. We have been whale watching with this group every year for over 20 years. We have loved each trip! The whales were and always are.... Fun to watch! Seeing whales will... More

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Have enjoyed going on whale watch trips with Captain Dan, and crew many times! Everyone is courteous, caring, knowledgeable, and they make sure your trip is one to remember. The naturalists on board have so much information to share, and the boat , with it's stabilizers, is quite comfortable. Will continue to recommend them and will go again, and again!... More

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Des Moines, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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