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Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Expeditions

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“captain matt”(6 reviews)
“sea lions”(13 reviews)
Blackfish Tours offers whale watching and fishing as well as private charters from Anacortes, WA on the Blackfish fleet: truly the fastest tour vessels in the region! Anacortes is a short drive from Birch Bay and Bellingham and is about 1.5hrs north...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2986
+1 360-376-3711
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All reviews captain matt transient orcas sea lions whale watching experience answer questions and provide tour group only reason i didn't give saw orcas smaller group labor day bring sunscreen awesome adventure respectful distance smooth ride staff was friendly harbor porpoise wonderful trip
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

WOW! It was so much fun! We saw a lot of wildlife... steller seals, harbor porpoise, lots of transient and resident killer whales, and humpback whales. The crew was fantastic giving us a lot of information about the environment and wildlife. They even dropped a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

It was cold but I did not mind because I had lots of fun. I thought the orcas were amazing and the steller sea lions too! The orcas even swam under the boat. I would love to come back again. (review by SJ, age 6)

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I had Amy, Alex, and Captian Drew, and they were a blast!!! They knew so much and made the trip a blast!! I learned so much and got to see some amazing things!!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Had a great tour and I will admit I got a good fare with a Groupon that was offered for a few days. Evan if I had not gotten the good low price I would still give them 5 star reviews. From the moment we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

It was a beautiful day for Washington ,upper 60s , cloudy but sun also. The clouds were even putting on a spectacular show. We saw humpbacks right at the start of our tour. Capt. Matt allowed us to stay quite awhile and take it all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janice G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Our Airbnb hosts recommended this tour group as they have done tours with Blackfish for years. What a great recommendation! So many things to mention: fast boat, saw two Orcas and spent a good amount of time with them, saw a Puffin and a Bald...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C B
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

On a sunny Labor Day morning Capt. Jon, Brooke and Demi gave us a day we will never forget. The bald eagle was majestic, but we see those quite often at home. The rocks filled with Harbor seals doing their "yoga stretches" was entertaining. Then-...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Had the most amazing whale watching experience. Dave, Aubry, and Brooke were amazing. Very informative. We saw Orcas, Harbor Seals, Stellar Sea lions, and Bald Eagles. It was very exciting seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pook L
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This trip is very well organized. Matt, Brooke and Taylor were attentive to sea life activity and provided great information. We saw orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and other birds. Loved it! When you reserve on line, everything is taken care of ahead of time....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 125MarkW
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We had a wonderful experience, and it was just as advertised. We would definitely recommend this tour! Jon was our captain, and he was great. He was very knowledgable about the Orcas and was able to intuit where they would go so that we had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Arlene M
October 5, 2018|
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Response from ShelleyG33 | Reviewed this property |
April to September is best. You can use Google to check, though, because last week there were grey, humpback, orca and a minke.
September 11, 2018|
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Response from C B | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the disability....minor and still able to walk is fine but I would not be comfortable with wheelchairs at all. Too risky...