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Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Expeditions

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Best tour I have had in ages!

Had a great tour and I will admit I got a good fare with a Groupon that was offered for a few days... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris S
Houston, Texas
Whale watching

It was a beautiful day for Washington ,upper 60s , cloudy but sun also. The clouds were even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice G
Tacoma, Washington
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2986
+1 360-376-3711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great tour and I will admit I got a good fare with a Groupon that was offered for a few days. Evan if I had not gotten the good low price I would still give them 5 star reviews. From the moment we...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful day for Washington ,upper 60s , cloudy but sun also. The clouds were even putting on a spectacular show. We saw humpbacks right at the start of our tour. Capt. Matt allowed us to stay quite awhile and take it all...More

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Airbnb hosts recommended this tour group as they have done tours with Blackfish for years. What a great recommendation! So many things to mention: fast boat, saw two Orcas and spent a good amount of time with them, saw a Puffin and a Bald...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunny Labor Day morning Capt. Jon, Brooke and Demi gave us a day we will never forget. The bald eagle was majestic, but we see those quite often at home. The rocks filled with Harbor seals doing their "yoga stretches" was entertaining. Then-...More

Thank ShelleyG33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing whale watching experience. Dave, Aubry, and Brooke were amazing. Very informative. We saw Orcas, Harbor Seals, Stellar Sea lions, and Bald Eagles. It was very exciting seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip is very well organized. Matt, Brooke and Taylor were attentive to sea life activity and provided great information. We saw orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and other birds. Loved it! When you reserve on line, everything is taken care of ahead of time....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had a wonderful experience, and it was just as advertised. We would definitely recommend this tour! Jon was our captain, and he was great. He was very knowledgable about the Orcas and was able to intuit where they would go so that we had...More

Thank Sydney T
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a great experience. We saw so many different Orca, I blew out a 32g sd card. Several resident families as well as several transient families of Orca and a few solo whales as well. One family of transients came from a deep dive less...More

Thank A3520LSgregorym
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Went out today with Capt David & crewmate Aubrey. What a FABULOUS trip. The day was gorgeous, the water was beautiful, and the wildlife sightings amazing. We saw many orca (being sure to keep a respectful distance), sea lions, eagles, porpoises, sea gulls. Capt David...More

1  Thank VLPerry
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I highly recommend Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Expeditions! Our crew (Matt, Aubrey & Drew) went above & beyond to get us to a pod of transient orcas - even if it meant keeping us longer than our scheduled trip. They were very informative and...More

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11 September 2018|
Response from ShelleyG33 | Reviewed this property |
With some difficulty. Wheelchairs don't fit. On our trip we watched a lady with 2 family/helpers struggle to get on the boat and get the wheelchair stowed. She then stayed on the seat the whole time, missing some of the best... More