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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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Whale Watching Tour

Honestly the best whale watch I've ever been on! The guides were great, knowledgeable, and interesting, while still giving everyone some space. We stayed out late and saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Honestly the best whale watch I've ever been on! The guides were great, knowledgeable, and interesting, while still giving everyone some space. We stayed out late and saw several pods of Orcas. Got great, up-close views as well. I recommend it to all!!

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the day trip with Barry. He's a pro and made the experience fun and memorable. We will be back. The staff handling the paperwork could use a bit of remedial customer service training. But....once the fun starts it was great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a whale watching excursion on Friday, August 19, 2016, from Anacortes with Captain Matt and naturalist Chelsea. This is a mixed review. The Good: The weather was beautiful which made the entire trip worth it overall. The naturalist Chelsea was fantastic so we hung out near her so as to hear her soft voice over the engines.... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a private kayaking tour and a whale watching tour with Outer Island Expeditions. Both were very good, the staff knows what they are doing and are particularly careful about safety. In the whale watching tour, Captain Benson and naturalist Cat were excellent guides and provided very helpful information. In the kayaking tour, Joy was an excellent guide and... More 

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Kent, Washington
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went out Saturday, August 20, 2016 on the Blackfish III with Captain Steve and Naturalist Maria. I'd only been on one whale-watching excursion before, and there was NO comparison. Captain Steve had us with the whales in just 20 minutes - a beautiful group of 12-15 Orcas from resident J-Pod! Maria was quick to identify the members of the... More 

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Davis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for a 3.5 sailing with Krysta as our guide. Was beautiful ride and we were able to see the orcas jumping! The tour was very professional and the guide was very informative and helping. We would definitely do it again!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed both the three hour kayaking and the full day Sucia trip a lot. However, I think that the company should not advertise either trip for beginners. Both trips had extremely challenging sections that were not appropriate for first time kayakers. Our first trip this week was the the three hour kayaking trip around Orcas. When we started... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just good solid people running a great business. Whale sightings are guaranteed - I've been out with them twice and both times had a great experience. Nice extra - they provide water and snacks and very importantly weather proof jackets for the trip. Highly recommend

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Thank hi_jase2
Oak Park, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family took the silver boat called the Blackfish out of Brandt's landing on Orcas Is. and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The boat was comfortable, the crew was very friendly and informative and the whales were jumping like crazy. Thank you OIE and in particularly Krysta, a Marine Biologist who made the adventure very educational as well. Thank you!

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a small - out of the way place that looked like a hole in the wall. however - once they got you on board - they clearly knew their stuff. it took a while longer then expected to find the whales - but we did. don't expect 'fancy' -- you won't get it on these small boats.

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