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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

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Address: POB 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280-0353
Phone Number: +1 360-376-6566
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We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light House...

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, listen to the Orca . We serve small or large groups. We host weddings and parties. Our vessel has hydraulic stabilizers for a more comfortable ride. We pride ourselves, on our well maintained vessel and our educational environmental awareness program . We run with b20 bio diesel.

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Relaxing Whale Watching Experience

On vacation visiting Orcas Island we decided to go whale watching. As the middle of October is considered the end of the whale watching season we were lucky to find that Orcas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

On vacation visiting Orcas Island we decided to go whale watching. As the middle of October is considered the end of the whale watching season we were lucky to find that Orcas Island Eclipse Charters could take us out. It's a 3 Hour trip and was raining and cold but the boat has an inclosed cabin with heat that seats... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a day trip from Seattle for a search of Whales . It started by Being greeted by one of the owners as you arrive the store front. The day was rainy most of the time , but the boat was excellent inside and out. We didn't have any luck finding the Whales but the Captain made sure we... More 

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Spokane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The weather forecast when we were on Orcas Island last week included a little bit of everything so we took our time to decide on a day for our whale watch tour. We lucked out with the weather and boy, did we luck out with the wildlife. This was our fifth time looking for whales. Previous were two in Kauai,... More 

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Olga, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We got to see J, K, and L pods. My favorite was getting to see the Humpback Whale. Seals and Porpoise. It was and warm sunny day. It is a trip I want to go on every year. . The Captain and Crew keep us well informed. I learned so much.

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Hamilton Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Went out August 29th. Let me start by saying I've been on several whale tours. Some out of other islands here in Washington. This tour was exceptionally great. The knowledge of the staff & Captain. The attention to educate people on the whales & the attention they spent with the children on the tour was special. Now to the whales!... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The lady we talked to pulled down rope that was part of the exterior to help a boater in need (just a passer by) she was welcoming to everyone on the dock and was even inviting people in to take advantage of the AC. My husband helped her with the rope and she gave him a postcard for his troubles.... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We saw whales, which was the main goal of the trip. The crew was incredibly knowledgable and attentive without being overwhelming. They really try to let you see as much of the wildlife as possible and it's a must see for anyone remotely interested in Washington's wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We started out on a drizzly day to go see whales. The boat is large, comfortable, dry and has snacks available. After a ride of about 15 minutes, we broke out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and with clearing skies we followed a pod of 5 whales for a while, then went off to see another whale who... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The trip started out very well with Captain Dan telling us alittle about himself, his experience, safety first, and his obvious love of orcas and the wildlife of this area. Liked that we had assigned seating so we didn't have to rush onto the boat looking for the best seat!! On each table were two sets of binoculars for our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We travelled from Florida with the mission of seeing orcas. When we checked in for our tour, the captain said they knew where 2 different pods were located and he chose the one less congested (further South - away from the boats who travelled from Vancouver). The captain knows the waters well and has a solid network of other captains... More 

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