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Outer Island Excursions

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“sea lions”(22 reviews)
“captain dave”(4 reviews)
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...more
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2201 Skyline Way, Skyline Marina, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2986
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This by far was he best excursion we have been on. The crew was so knowledgeable. We had Alex and Brook explaining everything you ever wanted to know about the area, wildlife and environment. Captain David and soon to be captain Jim were great and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank P1576OMsusana
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky to see three grey whales on our blackfish trip from Anacortes on Apr.14 with David, Barack and Alex, and I'd owe this luck to the insight and experience from the crew of Outer Island Excursions! The crew help us in quite a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank joy z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Educational, friendly, entertaining, good facilities, and we saw lots of things besides just whales.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carolyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the knowledge of the crew and how they made sure we never missed a thing.Enjoyed viewing the book of whales and loved how they could identify the whales and give us details of their personalities. Its clear these guys truly...More

Thank P5397ENlisap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the weather wasn't the best day for being on the water, we had a most delightful afternoon! The accomodations were excellent for comfort. We were able to see on both sides from the cabin and travel freely in/out and up for better viewing! Seeing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DocMaggie1228
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I from Kirkland WA had a wonderful experience with this excursion. The team of young people that hosted us on the vessel were very informative, sharing with us the history of the J-Pod, the differences between the transient and residential killer and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kat F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The enjoyable and engaging crew has us amid whales as promised! The friendly naturalist staff answered all of our questions and projected a confidence that they provide a safe and enjoyable experience for whales and watchers alike. Pick these folks if you’re considering a day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeffB2665
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outer Island Excursions is perfect for Whale watching - friendly crew, boat size is ideal (about 30) for quietly park in the middle of the ocean and wait for the big ones to swim by you. Passionate crew (Dave, Brooks & Alexi) with mission to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alluri86
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Everything’s from the impressive boat, the knowledge of the employees to the great experience of watching the whales made the price of admission seem small. Seeing these creatures in their natural environment is breathtaking. A must see on a visit to Orcas island before these...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed February 14, 2019

This was a great experience, even in the rain. The captain and the naturalist make it easy and comfortable to ask any questions and really seem to care about giving you the best experience possible. They get as close to the whales as they legally...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Capt-Beau, Front Office Manager at Outer Island Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and the boat itself. Even on a rainy day, there's plenty out there to see! What a wonderful way to spend the day. We hope to see you out with us...More

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