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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

When

Through Oct. 16, 2016; days vary by tour

Where

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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(278 ratings)
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Quality of Service
4.6
Quality of Activity
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Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Unfortunately we did not get to experience the expedition so not much to say about it.

Unfortunately we did not make our expedition due to the fact that we were unaware of an unmentioned ferry ride that needed to be planned ahead of time to reach the location of our expedition. Given that we were not from the Pacific Northwest area and have never visited this part of the country, I would have expected to be provided some information about this particular detail being that these ferry rides also run on a standard schedule. Therefore, disappointed? Yes, of the fact that there wasn't more information given through the Travelzoo package. Aside from all this, we weren't able to receive a refund either which also made the experience even worse.

Jun 10, 2016 Olga NM, United States

Boat captain really seemed to know his stuff and the running commentary really helped. Weather was terrific

Jun 8, 2016 Suzanne WA, United States

Seeing the harbor seals.

Jun 5, 2016 Lara AK, United States

so many whales!!!!!!!

Captain Beau and the crew were fabulous and literally went the extra miles for us.

Jun 1, 2016 Karen

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

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Eastsound, WA 98245
Tel: 360-376-3711
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Anacortes, WA 98221
Tel: 360-376-3711

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