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Outer Island Expeditions

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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...more
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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've used Outer Island Excursions many times in the past four years. When guests come from out-of-town, whale watching is always high on the list of things they want to do. With Outer Island, you can leave from Anacortes or Orcas Island - we prefer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On September 25, our family of six chartered a boat with Outer Island Excursions. Captain Jake was an excellent guide. Everyone caught Coho Salmon and we saw an Orca. It was many firsts for our family and made for an memorable trip. When we arrived...More

Thank Cathy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Jake was amazing for our private Fishing and Whale Watching expedition. We went on an adventure for my Mom's 60th birthday and had the most amazing time. Not only were we ALL able to catch huge Coho Salmon, but we were able to see...More

Thank nyaspo8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day with Captain Jake! Had booked a bottomfishing trip and it would have been easier for him. But he told us the Cohos were running south of San Juan. We hooked 4 of them and landed each one. Later did some...More

Thank shrinkguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive gone out with them twice. Once for their sunset watching and once during the afternoon. Each crew was exceptionally knowledgeable about the whales and their behavior as well as the local area. I would highly recommend them, and will likely go out with them...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 3 hr trip on 2 person kayaks. We saw several harbor seals and birds. Our guide was quite knowledgeable. My complaint is about the kayaks. They were uncomfortable and had no skirts meaning plenty of water inside and you get wet and...More

Thank krissullivan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our September afternoon tour was awesome! Captain Paul and team not only found humpbacks and a huge group of orcas, but they gave us great insight into the whales and the ecosystem of the Sound. I appreciate the respect they have for these beautiful and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on a few whale watching trips in the area and have never seen so many Orcas. At one time 6 jumped out of the water as if they were performing for us. Lindsey and Cole were awesome in their knowledge. Lindsey was an...More

Thank carol917
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whale let me tell you about our experience. We saw all kinds of wildlife from eagles, sea lions, porpoise, glimpse of a minke whale, and two pods of Killer whales with about 50 orcas in total. They put on quite a show from hunting, spy...More

Thank Gneedy20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very happy with my trip, the captain and crew were great. The captain took us out farther than the other whale boats and we were rewarded with over an hour of watching 2 big old mail Orca whales. We also saw puffin birds,...More

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Alfred G
August 5, 2018|
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Response from TroySea | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't, but since you are from Florida you might want to layer with thin windbreaker and/or long sleeve shirt that can be removed as you warm up especially if you are starting early in morning.
shrija n
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Dixie W | Reviewed this property |
We left the dock at 10 and they picked us up on the island at 3.
Roberta J
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Adeline K | Reviewed this property |
There are no buses but if you are just going for the day there is a cab service. It is not walkable from the ferry.