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$49 -- Last-Chance: San Juans Whale-Watching Cruise, 50% Off

Sold out - This deal was published September 13, 2013 and sold out September 26, 2013.
By Jen Lee
Catch the end of orca-watching season with this trip around the San Juan Islands with Outer Island Expeditions, rated 4.5 stars on Yelp and TripAdvisor. 

Why we love it

  • Observe orca whales -- as well as porpoises, seals and eagles-- before the season ends
  • This three- to five-hour trip travels up to 100 miles around the San Juan Islands
  • You can even listen to the whales; boat is equipped with hydrophones
  • Subscribers called the experience "phenomenal" and praised the "knowledgeable" captain

When

Sept. 16, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013

Where

Outer Island Expeditions
Smuggler's Villa Resort
54 Hunt Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
(See Map)
Tel: 360-376-3711

What's included

  • For $49 a person (reg. $99), take off on an orca whale-watching trip
  • You'll cruise in a high-speed, long-range boat led by an experienced captain and trained naturalists who will provide details about the marine life, botany, birds, history and geology of the area
  • Take advantage of the complimentary binoculars to scope out the wildlife
  • Trips depart from Orcas Island at 1 p.m.
Travelzoo Tip: Pack a snack for the trip; snacks and drinks are also available for purchase onboard.

The fine print

Update: Tours depart daily at 1 p.m. (not at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.) Reservations are required; subject to availability and weather. Call to confirm tour times. Limit 2 voucher purchases per person; may buy 2 additional as gifts. A 72-hour cancellation policy applies. A fuel surcharge of up to $5 may apply.

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$49   $99
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Outer Island Expeditions
92% Enjoyed Outer Island Expeditions
92% (159 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Sept. 26
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92% Enjoyed Outer Island Expeditions
(159 ratings)
4.6
Quality of Service
4.3
Quality of Activity
4.4
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

We saw lots of whales!!

we were suppose to go salmon fishing but not enough people signed up so we ended up going whale watching instead. It was a bummer about the fishing but Leif set things right and we had a good time anyway! We saw so many whales and that was awesome!

Jul 27, 2014 Michelle Washington, United States

Our Captain Paul

It is best to research before you go so that you choose the best time for fishing. It was frustrating to get on the boat only to realize mid July wasn't the best time. Apparently, August is so I wish someone would have told me that when booking....because I did ask. Also, there were 7 people on the boat which made it a bit too cozy (small boat) and most people did not have the opportunity to fish.

Jul 23, 2014 Leslie Washington, United States

The guide/boat captain was great.

Sky was great and made the whole experience fun.

Jul 23, 2014 David Washington, United States

We booked a salmon fishing trip and called a day ahead to confirm but it wasn't until we arrived the day of the trip that we were told that salmon weren't really running yet. He said the salmon were in one area and they had caught one or two in a different area. He took us to the different area where they had caught one or two and of course we didn't catch anything. Then about an hour into our trip he told us that since the other people who were supposed to be on our trip didn't show our trip was going to be shortened to only three hours. I didn't think it was appropriate that we were penalized because of no shows. They also should have been up front that salmon weren't really running when we called to confirm a day ahead - we could have gone crabbing with them instead.

Our guide was a nice guy and the weather was good

Jul 20, 2014 Ildiko OR, United States

The guides Chris and Demi were fun and knowledgeable.

Equipment was easy to learn and use

Jul 19, 2014 Marla California, United States

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Smuggler's Villa Resort, 54 Hunt Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Tel: 360-376-3711

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