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Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

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Pob 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280-0353
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US$109.00*
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Guaranteed Whale Watching Tour
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“captain dan”(39 reviews)
“bald eagles”(25 reviews)
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We depart at the Orcas Island Ferry Dock for Whale Watching and Light House tours. 56 foot "Orcas Express"U.S.C.G. lic. 48 seats, heated cabin with restroom and upstairs, downstairs outside. Professional naturalists, under water hydrophone system...more
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Pob 353, Orcas Island, WA 98280-0353
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"captain dan"
in 39 reviews
"whale watching"
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"bald eagles"
in 25 reviews
"see whales"
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"his wife"
in 11 reviews
"heated cabin"
in 4 reviews
"canadian waters"
in 8 reviews
"comfortable boat"
in 7 reviews
"knew where"
in 7 reviews
"great viewing"
in 3 reviews
"snacks and drinks"
in 5 reviews
"open water"
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"the upper deck"
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"available for purchase"
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"viewing area"
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"whale tour"
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"answer questions"
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We had a group of 15 and our experience couldn't have been any better! The staff was friendly, informative and passionate. Will definitely visit again soon!

Thank kmholt24
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife and I took the tour and we absolutely loved it! Capt Dan was very professional and yet affable. He openly invited company on the bridge to watch and ask questions or just chat and he went the extra mile to ensure we got...More

Thank Larry L
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was our 5th whale watching tour with Orcas Island Charters. The BEST whale watch tours available! We won't even consider going with anyone else. My only suggestion would be offering a 1/2 price tour the day after you pay full price IF there is...More

Thank Debbie K
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Eclipse Charters is a wonderful company. They provide a great experience. I have been with them several times and always seen Orcas and other wildlife. The crew is always helpful, friendly, safe. They treat you like friends. The boat is very comfortable and stable. If...More

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with the eclipse crew. Captain Dan was very communicative and let us know exactly where we were going and what we should expect to see. The naturalists on board were AWESOME, clearly very passionate about the animals and passionate about...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our whale-watching trip with Eclipse Charters could not have been better in any way. Right from our first interaction on the telephone with owner Denise, this outfit came across as incredibly nice and accommodating. The captain and two naturalists on board made us feel like...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Seeing the Orcas are not always a sure thing. We got to see a mama with several of her kids really soon after leaving the dock. The captain and crew (naturalists) are great at giving us info about all of the wild life and islands...More

Thank Elegirl72
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Best charter for whale watching. The boat is large with indoor and outdoor areas, a galley, and restroom. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. They even have bracelets for seasick prone passengers to use. I'm one of those and I had no problem...More

Thank cathymax1956
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have been on other whale watching boats on Orcas Island and this is by far the best for all ages. Comfortable enclosed cabin area where kids can even catch some shut eye. Plenty of windows to view from or outside side decks or the...More

Thank Kramark1
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is the only whale watching tour I will use! The crew is so knowledgeable. You can see they really love and car about the animals. This was our second chartered trip with them, and I still learned more about Orcas! We brought along our...More

Thank Gwendolyn H
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teacherintl
15 March 2015|
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Response from Ski57 |
The stairs going to the upper deck is VERY steep. Coming down could be difficult for children or seniors depending physical condition. There is still incredible views from the boat
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