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Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Expeditions

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2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2986
+1 360-376-3711
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An amazing ride!

Capitan Jon showed really awesome skills driving our boat last week. Both Aubrey and Chelsea were... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Yuri S
What a wonderful trip!

Had an amazing time observing Orcas, Humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions and even a bald eagle last... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Aline P
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Blackfish Tours offers whale watching and fishing as well as private charters from Anacortes, WA on the Blackfish fleet: truly the fastest tour vessels in the region! Anacortes is a short drive from Birch Bay and Bellingham and is about 1.5hrs north of Seattle. We offer daily scheduled Whale Watching trips from Anacortes from May to October. Fishing and Private Charters available all year.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2986
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Capitan Jon showed really awesome skills driving our boat last week. Both Aubrey and Chelsea were amazing guides and guaranteed a great time!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had an amazing time observing Orcas, Humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions and even a bald eagle last week! Chelsea was incredibly friendly and have shown to be super knowledgeable in everything from natural history to evolutionary behavior of whales (and I'm a biologist)! Super interactive tour,...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I bought this deal thru Groupon & finally used it right before it expired. This is a class act operation. Our guide/driver ( David) was great! Very knowledgeable & funny. Be prepared to be amazed & dress for cold weather on the boat. We had...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Went 80 miles into Canadian waters to find Orcas. Many other boats there, as close to the Orcas as allowed. Our Captain stayed so far away that I had to use my telephoto lens to get a view. VERY DISAPPOINTING. They asked for $$ tips...More

Thank Lori D
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had the best time!!! It was a gorgeous evening and we were so excited to be whale watching for the first time here in the pnw. Our Captain David was so great we were hopeful to see whales, but didn't know we would learn...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We booked as a family to see the San Juan islands and hopefully see whales. The crew were magnificent and extremely informative and helpful. The well informed crew managed to get us to see a humpback whale and we followed a small pod of Orcas...More

Thank Don100259
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience! We had a beautiful day - perfect weather. Captain Matt and naturalist David were great! They were very personable, and incredibly informative. Got to see some seals and a pod of transient orcas. Simply magnificent!

Thank Patty Z
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went in hoping to see whales but didn't expect to learn so much about the local ecology! Our group got to see tons of seals and their pups, lots of birds, and a pod of transient killer whales off the coast of Orcas Island! Our...More

Thank Werdna E
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had high expectations before heading out, and we did see killer whales, about 4-8 at any given time so, we did have a good time. I think we were a little let down by the great distances we had to keep away from the whales...More

Thank pintostar
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I had the chance to enjoy this tour with my daughter. I had never been whale watching but it was a real treat! We saw seals, birds and a humpbacked whale! My daughter is interested in birds and had a great time talking with our...More

Thank Susan B
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