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Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Expeditions

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Highlight of my Trip to Seattle!

I highly recommend Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Expeditions! Our crew (Matt, Aubrey & Drew) went... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Penny and Mike T
Pasadena, California
Fun day seeing Orca

My mother and I went out on the 11a tour with Captain Drew and Demi and they were amazing! Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tammy B
Rapid City
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Penny and Mike T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My mother and I went out on the 11a tour with Captain Drew and Demi and they were amazing! Very very personable and very very smart. They took so much time to answer questions and provide helpful information about the sea life we were seeing....More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Day with Captain Matt & First Mate Aubrey. Very informative and fun. Saw three types of whales. Saw several pods of Orcas and saw Hump back Whales breach. We recommended this tour to everyone. Smaller group and more personal.

1  Thank fran1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to see humpback whales, some harbor seals and bald eagles. No orcas. Smooth ride, great weather, very informative naturalist guides who walk around and explain different things about species we may see. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that...More

Thank riabo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone out several times on much larger boats, but found this to be much more enjoyable. Even with a full tour of 30, we didn't feel as crowded as when on a boat 3-4 times as large; and being closer to the water...More

Thank MaryAnn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing time with captain David and naturalist Aubrey! We saw 3 gorgeous humpback whales, several bald eagles, sea lions, seals and porpoises! It was a wonderful time and the crew made it both fun and interesting. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone in...More

Thank pinkness1119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four beautiful hours watching amazing Orcas near and far. There were so many pods entertaining us for hours it was simply breath taking. The two Naturalists Alex and Amy were informative and friendly. The weather was a bit gray but everyone on the boat had...More

1  Thank Jeepers123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw more orcas then we knew what to do with ... amazing and beautiful, we must have watched them for two and a half hours non stop. They even came, on their own, within ten yards of the boat. Breeching, playing, jumping ... amazing...More

Thank TWK22TWK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing day.We went out on an 11am trip,the Captain( Drew)and the naturalists were just fabulous.We went on a long trip after reports of Orca being spotted.The crew let us to watch 4 pods of orca for around an hour.It was an unbelievable experience...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally booked a 3pm trip. We were called a couple weeks before the trip and were informed the trip was cancelled and we were told that we were the only people to be scheduled for that tour. (Appreciated the advanced notice.) We re-booked for...More

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