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$55 & up -- Orca Whale-Watching Cruise: Day or Sunset

By Amanda Retzer
Take in the vibrant wildlife of the Pacific Northwest during a marine expedition and witness sea life from orca whales to bald eagles.

Why we love it

  • Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and Yelp
  • 93% approval rating from Travelzoo members who call it a "phenomenal" trip
  • Launches from two locations north of the Seattle area
  • Listen to whales with the boat's hydrophones while learning about area history and geology


Through Oct. 16, 2016; days vary by tour


Outer Island Expeditions
Multiple locations
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What's included

  • $55 for a four-hour whale-watching tour from Orcas Island for one (reg. $99)
    • Choose the afternoon trip that departs at 1 p.m. or the sunset trip that leaves at 5 p.m.
  • $59 for a three- to four-hour whale-watching tour from Anacortes for one (reg. $109); departs at 1 p.m.
Travelzoo Tip: Head out on another adventure with Outer Island Expeditions and rent kayaks or head out on a guided kayak tour, starting at $35.

What you need to know

Valid through Oct. 16, 2016 for departures from Orcas Island and through Sept. 15, 2016 for departures from Anacortes. Orcas Island tours depart at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Anacortes tours depart at 1 p.m.; both last up to four hours. Reservations required and must be made online. Tours subject to availability and participation. See voucher for online booking info. Sales tax ($8.02-$8.83) and $0.99 booking fee will be charged; gratuity and possible fuel charge (up to $5) are not included. Arrive 30 minutes before tour departs; upon arrival, present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app. Please tip accordingly. Note: Your voucher will be marked as redeemed 72 hours in advance of your reservation to ensure the voucher is valid. 72-hour cancellation policy applies; cancelling/rescheduling your reservation within that 72-hour period will result in forfeiture of this voucher. No-shows will result in forfeiture of this voucher. Limit two purchases per person; may buy five additional as gifts. If limit is exceed, voucher subject to forfeiture.

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$55 Through Oct. 16, 2016; days vary by tour   $99
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Very nice crew and reservation folks worked with me on a short notice.

Sep 12, 2016 Caton WA, United States

The knowledge Michelle shared

Matt did a great job of finding the orkas

Sep 11, 2016 Jeff WA, United States

The crew was great and so knowledgable. It made it even more enjoyable than just seeing the Orcas

Recommend them for sure!!! What a experience!!!

Aug 31, 2016 OR, United States

Beautiful area.

Saw harbor seals, sea stars, herons. Our guide Maria was knowledgeable and fun. Overall a great experience!

Aug 24, 2016 Cecile Washington, United States

Wonderful! We saw a ton of whales on our trip. Guide who was a marine biologist gave great information on whales and other sea animals.

Local company. Very easy to book. Great location on orcas island right at smugglers resort.

Aug 15, 2016 tanisha WA, United States

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Smuggler's Villa Resort, 54 Hunt Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Tel: 360-376-3711
Skyline Marina, 2011 Skyline Way
Anacortes, WA 98221
Tel: 360-376-3711

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