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Deer Harbor Charters
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Owner description: Deer Harbor Charters on Orcas Island was established in 1988 by well known local captain and naturalist Tom Averna, making it the longest operating whale watching company in the San Juan Islands. We are the exclusive whale watch company operating from Rosario Resort and Deer Harbor Marina on Orcas Island. Our boats provide and excellent viewing platform for an experience you will never forget. Our captains and naturalists are island residents and trained at what they do.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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"whale watching trip"
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"deer harbor"
in 28 reviews
"captain tom"
in 6 reviews
"great trip"
in 12 reviews
"see whales"
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"j pod"
in 8 reviews
"rosario resort"
in 7 reviews
"saw orcas"
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"almost hours"
in 3 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable naturalist"
in 2 reviews
"seal lions"
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"extraordinary experience"
in 2 reviews
"boarded the boat"
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"marine biologist"
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"highly recommend this company"
in 5 reviews
"great whale watching"
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A fantastic experience; exciting and educational. Fish & Wildlife Biologist Trey, who led our tour, was a fantastic source of detailed information about the orcas, and answered all our questions. Very impressive also to see the respect and appreciation with which they approach these beautiful animals. If you're in the area, this is not to be missed.

Thank GreenInkStudio
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I had a blast on my whale watch. The guide was friendly and knowledgable. We saw many different species of marine life including Minke whales and a Humpback whale. I've already booked a second trip!

Thank Jamie E
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Bruce was an excellent captain! We sailed around Eastsound and enjoyed seeing the beautiful island from the water. We also saw sea lions which was a special treat. Bruce is a highly skilled and knowledgeable sailor with an incredible story that included sailing around the world ! If you go to Orcas Island definitely ask for Bruce!

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The captain and Naturalist were amazing very knowledgeable. We saw so many whales it was incredible. We even saw a year old humpback whale! There are a lot of whale watching companies out there,but I would recommend this one because they are family owned and have a passion for this area and the wildlife. I would suggest bringing a light lunch or snacks and water for your trip. They do have snacks and water on board to purchase if you do not bring anything. It was an amazing experience.

Thank Adventurer780985
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