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Outer Island Expeditions

#1 of 7 Tours in Eastsound Features Animals
54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
+1 360-376-3711
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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 charter and add fishing, kayaking, island hopping, and more.
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  • Average1%
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54 Hunt Rd, Smugglers Villa Resort, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9734
+1 360-376-3711
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Reviewed yesterday

Weather was great, boat was clean, saw many whales and other wildlife, crew had great knowledge. Saw killers whales, seals and sea lions. One whale surfaced about 30 feet from the boat, most were over 100 yards out.

Thank karlhQrts
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great trip; LOTS of wild life and very knowledgeable guides. Sara was Great at describing every sort of marine creature we encountered. She and her partner we great and we came back with lots of new knowledge and excrescences.

Thank Eastsound
Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain John and crew were absolutely amazing. We were able to see the islands, birds, wildlife and whales! We had such an outstanding time-- informative, comfortable, exciting-- we booked again for the same week!

Thank kathyb1214
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my second time traveling with Outer Island Expeditions and while we didn't see as many whales this trip, the crew ensured we had a fun, informative trip. Will be whale watching with them again!

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent an afternoon with Outer Island Expeditions watching Orcas (we saw plenty) and taking in the spectacular islands and scenery. The crew was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable. We saw our quota of whales, and also Bald Eagles and...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 6 days ago

The only reason they get a review of 2, an otherwise 5 review, is because of the booking issues. I attempted to book on my phone with the discount coupon I was given by the hotel. The site kept telling me it was invalid and...More

Thank Rustedspur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was so much fun!! I was speechless SUCH BEAUTIFUL WHALES Everyone needs this experience. Coming back for sure

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time with Dylan and Alaina (spelling?) yesterday, and Katie was incredibly patient with all my booking and travel questions.... We saw orcas very quickly, they had done the locating and communicating with other groups early to find the pod and were...More

Thank CBadventure2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on a day when the weather was terrible and the water was rough, but it ended up working to our advantage. The whales enjoyed playing in the waves, and they were so active! Our captain braved the weather and rough conditions and...More

Thank missybennett1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the coolest travel experiences of my life. A transient pod or orcas was only fifteen minutes from the harbor so we got to spend a lot of time following them. We saw lots of activity (tail slaps, pectoral slaps, even a...More

Thank Adrian H
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Roberta J
Will I need to have a car to get from the ferry to Outer Island Expeditions? I was hoping to not have to take my car on the ferry but I can't tell how I could get from the ferry to your launching point
30 May 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.
Does the ferry to Sucia run on weekends in November?
27 September 2016|
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Response from CaptainBeau | Property representative |
Hello, We offer the Sucia Ferry from Orcas Island to Sucia Island from April through October, but if we do not have a regular ferry scheduled on the date you want to go we can always run a private water taxi for you. Please... More
Nancy M
Hi my name is Nancy and I've been on the whale watching tour back in August, but we didn't see any whales. It was a beautiful day but I'm just wondering does this happen very often? If you went out and didn't see any whales either I'd like to hear from you. Thank you.
5 September 2016|
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Response from etardray | Reviewed this property |
At times we were seeing two different pods (one at a distance) on either side of the boat. We saw over 25 whales (orcas) on our trip. First saw the ladies, then the males. (I guess the travel separately?) And saw two... More