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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


April 1, 2016 - 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.

The fine print

Valid April 1 - Oct. 16, 2016 for departures from Orcas Island and May 1 - 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 April 1, 2016 - Oct. 16, 2016; days vary by tour   $99
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Great experience, saw Orcas the entire trip, Eagles. Great guides. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

Nice smooth boat, a great day.

May 23, 2016 Richard CA, United States

We saw 2 types of whales: a mother humpback with her baby and a minke whale.

Great tour of a lifetime!

May 18, 2016 Donald OH, United States

The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Katie and Captain Bo were amazing!

We were able to see orcas and stellar sea lions along with bald eagles, harbor seals and many other wildlife. It was my first time going whale watching and it was an amazing experience.

Apr 4, 2016 Kim CO, United States


Amazing day got to see humpbacks, orcas, bald eagles and more.

Oct 4, 2015 Marcia CA, United States

The whales!

Travel guide and captain were friendly and awesome, loved it!

Oct 2, 2015 Sara CA, 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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