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Whale Watching

Our regularly scheduled whale watching charters leave from Anacortes (on the mainland) and Orcas Island.  These 3 to 4 hour excursions on our high speed vessels are the best way to see the scenic San Juan islands while looking for Humpbacks, Minke, Grey, and Orca Whales!

Along the way we'll encounter stunning scenery, seals, sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles, and more!  With experienced captains and trained naturalists on board these tours are great for friends and families alike.  

Departures at 11:00 and 3:30 daily in the summer from both locations, and 1:00 PM in the spring and fall. 

Our Locations

Our locations are strategically placed to offer the best whale viewing opportunities.  All of our captains and crew work together as members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association to access the best whale-sightings network in the world. If whales in the area, we know it  and our high-speed boat can get your there. Our elevated wheelhouses and upper decks allow us to find more whales, spot them sooner, and view them better than smaller boats.  The calm waters near the San Juan Islands are one of the best places in the world to view wild orcas. Humpback whales, minke whales, and gray whales also call the region home.

Our boats are comfortable fast vessels designed for whale watching in the Pacific Northwest.  With indoor cabins, outdoor viewing platforms, restrooms on board, and the most experienced captains and naturalists in the area expeditions with Outer Island are the best option for Whale Watching!

"It was awesome! The crew was amazing, with more knowledge than you can absorb in a day. This company and trip will not disappoint you."

-Paul, April 2022

Anacortes, WA
2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes WA 98221

Anacortes is our favorite location for guests staying on any mainland location.

 

Anacortes is a central meeting point for guests staying in Bellingham, Blaine, Whidbey and more. 

Spring/Fall: 

12:30 Check In, 1:00 PM departure

Summer: 

10:30 Check In, 11:00 departure

and

3:00 Check In,  3:30 departure  

Orcas Island
120 Sucia Drive, Eastsound WA 98245

Orcas Island is a beautiful island located in the San Juan Islands and only accessible by the WA state ferry system. 

A lovely and isolated island, this departure location is only recommend for guests planning to be on Orcas Island for more than 24 hours. 

Spring/Fall: 

12:30 Check In, 1:00 PM departure

Summer: 

10:30 Check In, 11:00 departure

and

3:00 Check In,  3:30 departure  

Lopez Island 
3864 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island 98261

Lopez Island is a bucolic and quiet island located in the San Juan Islands and only accessible by the WA state ferry system. 

Outer Island does occasional departures from Lopez Island during the summer months.  This departure location is only recommend for guests planning to be on Lopez Island for more than 24 hours. 

 

Summer: 

11:30 Check In, 11:45 departure

  

Lummi Island
2579 W Shore Drive

Lummi Island is a quiet island located in the San Juan Islands and accessible by the Lummi Island ferry. 

We do occasional departures from Lummi Island during the summer months.  This departure leaves directly from the beach in front of the Willows Inn.  

This location joins our scheduled whale watch from Orcas Island and includes a pick up and drop off from the beach - this tour can take up to 5 hours. 

Summer: 

10:15 Check In, 10:30 departure

Kayak TOurs

Kayak Tours are offered for a variety of skill and experience levels in our stable two-person kayaks, with all the necessary gear, and professional guide.

Our Point Doughty Tour leaves from our location off the North end of Orcas Island.  No kayak experience is required for this tour and our guides will assist with gear adjustment and basic instruction. Expect three hours on the water for this tour where we commonly see harbor seals, sea stars and bald eagles.

For more experienced paddlers we offer a full day tour of Sucia Island checking in at 9:00 AM where you will be ferried to the island and enjoy a leisurely paddle of this state park.  Pack a picnic lunch and water for your excursion that returns to Orcas Island around 3:00 PM 

Man Kayaking

Kayak Rentals

Kayak Rentals are available and come with all the necessary gear for a self guided excursion.

With single and tandem kayaks available in 4 hour, 24 hour, 3 day, and one week increments Outer Island offers options to meet your needs.

 

 

 

For guests not launching or picking up from our location at 120 Sucia Drive, we offer delivery and pick up  twice daily at 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM 

Kayaks
Fishing Reels and Rods

Private
Custom ChARTERS

With departures throughout the San Juan Islands, Bellingham, and Anacortes areas we can pick up your group and get you on the water today!

Whale Watching, fishing, island hopping, photography, fine dining, and lighthouse tours are just some of the possibilities for your custom charter. You can focus your trip on one activity or do a combination of activities on one trip. Give us a call to design a charter tailored to your group.

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Sucia Ferry 

Hop on our boat for a lift to Sucia Island State Park. Bring your bike or kayak along if you like, rentals can be provided.  We leave from our location on Orcas Island at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, and the return trips depart from Sucia at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

 

Sucia Island is one of the most incredible locations in the San Juans. Spend a day on Sucia roaming the many beaches, hiking its trails, exploring its caves and fossil beds.  Grab a campsite and return on the following day!

Redeem Prepaid Vouchers 

for ANACORTES 

Whale Watching Excursion

Redeem Prepaid Vouchers 

for ORCAS ISLAND

Whale Watching Excursion

Redeem Prepaid Vouchers 

for Point Doughty Kayaking Excursion

 

Book your 2022 whale watch or personal excursion with us here!

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