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$55 -- Whale-Watching Cruise in the San Juans, Half Off

Sold out - This deal was published April 08, 2013 and sold out May 09, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
Subscribers now have the opportunity to observe some of Washington's most magnificent creatures with an orca whale-watching tour around the San Juan Islands. For $55 a person, regularly up to $109, take off on a three- to five-hour trip with Outer Island Expeditions as you search for orcas as well as gray whales, humpbacks, porpoises, seals, otters, eagles and more from one of three locations: Orcas Island (Eastsound), Lopez Island or Anacortes.

Why we love it

  • Catch sight of orca whales with this whale-watching trip for $55 per person, reg. up to $109
  • Depart from your choice of 3 locations: Orcas Island (Eastsound), Lopez Island or Anacortes
  • This trip travels up to 100 miles around the San Juan Islands
  • Also spot gray whales, porpoises, seals, eagles and more
  • You can even listen to the whales; the boat is equipped with hydrophones


April 8, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013


Outer Island Expeditions
Multiple locations
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What's included

  • You'll cruise the waters in a high-speed, long-range boat led by an experienced captain and trained naturalists who will provide details about the marine mammals, botany, birds, history and geology of the area. The boat is also equipped with hydrophones that enable passengers to listen to the whales. Take advantage of the complimentary binoculars to scope out the wildlife, and if you get hungry, snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard.
  • Orcas Island tours launch April 15; Lopez Island and Anacortes tours launch May 27. Trips depart from Orcas Island three times a day: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. (depending on sunset time). Trips depart from Lopez Island at 1:30-2 p.m. and Anacortes at 1 p.m.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Monday, April 15, or Monday, May 27 (depending on location), through Oct. 31, 2013. Call to confirm tour times. Reservations are required; subject to availability and weather. Valid 7 days a week until June 15; starting June 16, this deal is not valid on Saturdays. Limit 1 voucher purchase per person; 2 additional may be purchased as gifts. Valid for children and adults. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. A fuel surcharge of up to $5 may apply. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$55   $109
50% off
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Outer Island Expeditions
93% Enjoyed Outer Island Expeditions
93% (191 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on May 9
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93% Enjoyed Outer Island Expeditions
(191 ratings)
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the water and weather were beautiful. guide jason was very knowledgeable. unfortunately we saw very little wildlife and were disappointed with that

if we go back to orcas island, we will rent kayaks and go on our own, without the guide, so we have more freedom of travel.

Sep 02, 2014 Debbie CA, United States

Our guide Jason. His knowledge of geology and marine life really made the trip a learning experience. And the weather was beautiful, of which you have no control, which really made the day.

One couple arrived late, so we got a late start. Which meant we had a late ending. We missed the 2:20pm ferry back to Anacortes. I also missed in your ad that we would be using tandem kayaks. We just bought our own individual kayaks, and are very glad we did. TravelZoo really needs to stress having the voucher numbers and the PIN number when arriving at merchant. This was the first time we had made a purchase through TravelZoo, so we learned. Luckily, we had internet access and logged into our account to pull them up.

Sep 02, 2014 Barbara WA, United States

Saw several pods of transient orcas within 1/2 hour of leaving dock.

Matt and Demy were awesome! Dress warm as it gets chilly on the water.

Aug 31, 2014 Annette IL, United States

It was a great value for the money! Saw lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Our guide Chris was awesome!

Aug 31, 2014 Renee WA, United States

As much as I would have enjoyed the whale watching tour, I was not aware that it was nearly a 3.5 hour drive from Seattle just to arrive at the departure destination. As I was traveling from Iowa and not familiar with the area, I booked a tour that I wasn't able to take.

The Outer Island people were very gracious and helpful when I notified them that we would not be able to attend our scheduled tour. They offered to try to find someone to take our spots and I have them the Pin numbers from the voucher.

Aug 26, 2014 Deborah IA, 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
Lopez Islander Resort, Skyline Marina
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Tel: 360-376-3711

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