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Address: 54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
Phone Number: +1 360-376-3711
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30 and 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips. Our Small Fast Boats get...

30 and 12 Passenger Orca Whale and Wildlife Trips. Our Small Fast Boats get you up-close and personal with the region's famous Orca Whales! We see whales on about 97% of our tours! Join us for a group trip or you can customize your own private charter and add fishing, kayaking, island hopping, and more.

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Tons of Whales!!

My husband purchased 4 LivingSocial deals so we could go whale watching with family during their recent visit. None of us have ever been whale watching and this was an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband purchased 4 LivingSocial deals so we could go whale watching with family during their recent visit. None of us have ever been whale watching and this was an amazing experience! We saw hundreds of porpoises and all the orcas were really playful. Both our captain (Paul) and our guide (Katie) were very knowledgeable and passionate about what they... More 

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Chester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We purchased a groupon for a whale watching tour for two. When we tried to make a reservation we were told all spots were filled. But if we were wing to pay an additional $105 we could have a reservation. WE had already paid groupon and had no immediate answer from them so we paid as we are leaving the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This past weekend I brought my brother & nephew up to Orcas Island. The last time my nephew was in WA he was 3. We had the opportunity to take a full day around Sucia tour led by Bobby. Bobby was the true embodiment of what a tour guide should be. He was extremely knowledgeable about the animals, the fauna... More 

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Thank Eric C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

But, we did see some humpback whales, seals, Eagles, and porpoises. Our tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. There were 2 tours taking off at the same time and the staff split the groups so that all the adult parties went on one, smaller boat, and families went on another. Greatly appreciated! I love kids, but always feel obligated... More 

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Thank Benjamin L
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a family of 12 so we chartered our own boat. Benson our Captain was amazing and we found Jpod, a family of Orcas living around the San Juan Islands. Such a treat and privilege to observe these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Benson is a naturalist who cares deeply for the environment and showed us all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whale watching- We had an amazing day with Bryce and Krista. We saw humpbacks and Followed the Orcas for a long time, even into Canada. We also saw seals, eagle and porpoise. Our guides were extremely knowledgable and the boat was fast, dry and safe. Bring cash for a tip and snacks. They provided warm jackets. Our island vacation wouldn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I signed up for the Outer Island Expedition it said nothing about an hour power boat ride where no one told you anything. I am use to whale watching expeditions where the captain or the guide had some type of speaker system and did some talking as you drove out to the whale watching area. Maybe explained wildlife or... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the whale watching tour, the whole trip was about 3 hours. The crew already knew where to find the orcas that day. We had a beautiful ride to get to them and a beautiful ride back. The best part of the trip, aside from seeing the orcas of course, was the guide on the boat. I don't remember... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and Dr. Carson had a great time! The guide that we were with, Michelle, was great, informative and professional with safety in mind! Totally recommend them!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had waited just a bit too long to book a seat on the main boat but my boyfriend and I were lucky that another couple had done the same and were willing to split a charter boat with us.So, for just a bit more, the four of us had the run of the clean and comfortable boat with our... More 

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