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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

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“captain dan”(39 reviews)
“whale watching”(51 reviews)
“sea lions”(25 reviews)
We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light House tours. 56 foot "Orcas Express"U.S.C.G. lic. 48 seats, heated cabin with restroom and upstairs, downstairs outside. Professional naturalists, under water hydrophone system...more
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Pob 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280-0353
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All reviews captain dan whale watching sea lions see whales his wife canadian waters great viewing extra jackets knew where snacks and drinks the upper deck heated cabin open water whale tour san juan islands viewing area an amazing experience
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This was to be one of the highlights of my birthday trip to the island and they did not disappoint. We were treated to a rare killer whale hunting experience. The captain and guide worked very hard to get us to the spot of about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane P
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was worth every penny we spent. The captain and the guide were the best. Didn't hurt we had a beautiful day when we went out. The guide was super sweet but more than that she was very knowledgeable about the area, the whales and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chubbsmom
Reviewed September 11, 2018

This tour was fantastic. The boat is very large and they don't take enormous groups at a time. We could walk around and find good viewing areas. They were very respectful of the other tours going on. The tour guides were friendly but still professional....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank srgermund
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Fantastic tour, knowledgable guides and an overall great time! Highly recommend this tour if you're ever visiting Orcas Island.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cori L
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We drove 3 hours from home to take part in this adventure with our friends, looked forward to a great day. Unfortunately, the best part of the day was simply being with our friends, and not the whale watching tour. Check in went smoothly, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TropicalTraveler412
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Terrible, deceptive staff at dock - check in- location. After waiting 40 minutes in line to check in - we watched the two boats at the dock "fill-up" with other passengers and prepare to depart. My family and I were then bussed to the ferry...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Granted, we seemed to luck out with the weather. Calm smooth water and not a cloud in the sky. But I could not recommend these guys enough. They took us pretty far up north and we were treated to 15-18 transient orcas all coming together,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Very together outfit. Loved our day on their boat traveling through the islands looking for whales in or because of which we found both. The crew was very nice. They had extra jackets for those who wanted to sit up top in the cooler weather....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daphne S
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Reservations were easy, check in not complicated. The boat was great, functional, great viewing from up on the town deck. Also some enclosed seating on the deck level for less adventuresome folks. The trip was amazing! We saw two pods of transient Orca feed on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul P
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We had a group of 15 and our experience couldn't have been any better! The staff was friendly, informative and passionate. Will definitely visit again soon!

Date of experience: September 2017
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March 14, 2015|
Response from Ski57 |
The stairs going to the upper deck is VERY steep. Coming down could be difficult for children or seniors depending physical condition. There is still incredible views from the boat