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Outer Island Excursions

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Anacortes, WA, USA
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About Outer Island Excursions
We offer personalized, small group tours of 30 people or less on high speed vessels - the Blackfish Fleet are the fastest in the region reaching up to 50mph, and are the perfect blend of comfort and thrill! We specialize in private charters- if you want to go whale watching, fishing, island hopping, or a combination of activities we do it all. We want to make your experience unforgettable.
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CajunQueen60 wrote a review Sep 23
Lafayette, Louisiana4 contributions
Amazing experience! The crew was fun and engaged. They were very determined to make this a successful experience. We saw whales and sea lions. The crew was engaging and eager to explain what we were seeing! Great job Sophie, Alex, and Drew!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Breanna V wrote a review Sep 18
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If I could give negative stars, I would. Katie cancelled our kayak tour because there were not two other people on the tour. She gave less than 24 hours notice, and offered us whale watching but said we would have to pay the price difference. She also said we could take two kayaks and go on our own, but later said she cancelled the 2pm tour because of the winds picking up. Poor costumer service.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Celeste C wrote a review Sep 4
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This was the best whale watching experience we’ve ever had. We saw a pod of orcas, seals, sea lions, a blue heron and a bald eagle. Captain Phil and Liberty were knowledgeable and incredibly kind. We had an amazing time.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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hiddenlands wrote a review Sep 3
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This was the second photo oriented charter trip of the summer that we did with these folks. I left the review for the first one under "Blackfish Tours". TripAdvisor would not let me leave another one for Blackfish so soon after the first - so here we are...because Blackfish is run by Outer Island Excusrions. So, really the same operator. We went out on Blackfish II with captain Drew and naturalist Dana. After discussing the weather & what was being seen that day, we headed to Smith Island to look for puffins and other seabirds. Success! Then we headed north a bit in search of other wildlife - including a recently spotted sea otter. Success again! The crew was knowledgeable and great at spotting, Drew was great at boat handling - which matters a ton for photography. Everyone was super friendly. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Big N Smooth wrote a review Aug 2022
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I’ve been on multiple whale-watching tours with Outer Island Excursions, but yesterday was the best yet! The boats are big, roomy, and safe. You can sit up outside on the top deck, down on the main deck, or inside on the main deck. The captains are in constant communication with whale-watchers around the Sound, so they’re typically on whales pretty quickly. Yesterday, we were a 20-minute rude from a group of 10 whales. Cost. Phil explained safety and regulations concerning oustkcrs and the whales. Once he found them, we stayed alongside the same group for three hours! We watched them interact, hunt, kill and share a harbor porpoise! It was incredible! Our naturalist was Liberty, she’s absolutely one of the very best! If you’re looking for a family-friendly and interesting excursion, Outer Iskand us the absolute BEST answer!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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