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Deception Pass Tours

5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
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Love it!!

Love the mixture of history, nature, & fun incorporated into this tour. Deception Pass State Park... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Blessy L
,
Surrey, Canada
via mobile
Bonus whale siteing

This was our first experience with Deception Pass Tours and we loved it & would do it again. It... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
BeachBabe1961
,
Cancún, Quintana Roo
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour tour” (23 reviews)
“boat ride” (27 reviews)
“harbor seals” (20 reviews)
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5596 State Route 20, Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98221-8443
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"hour tour"
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"boat ride"
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"harbor seals"
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"great tour"
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"tour guide"
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"deception pass"
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"whale watching tour"
in 9 reviews
"fun ride"
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"bald eagles"
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"different perspective"
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"local wildlife"
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"got lucky"
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"captain and crew"
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"saw seals"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"great sense of humor"
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Love the mixture of history, nature, & fun incorporated into this tour. Deception Pass State Park itself is beautiful and this experience just added an extra touch of awesome! I love going underneath the bridge and seeing how high it is from a different perspective....More

Thank Blessy L
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This was our first experience with Deception Pass Tours and we loved it & would do it again. It was easy to book online the night before and the directions on check-in were clear. We had a party of 7 including an infant and an...More

Thank BeachBabe1961
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We have been over the bridge many times. It was fun to go under it. Very enjoyable. Some history, some nature, some geography.

Thank Bob E
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Nice tour. Not too long and beautiful views. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Very informative. The gift shop is located a short way from the actual tour. Don't ask for the large ice cream cone. The small was the biggest I've ever seen. Pretty yummy also.

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was an amazing family experience. Not only did we learn the history of Deception Pass and the surrounding area; we also saw a mink whale, a school of porpoises, several harbor seals and other local wildlife. Highly recommend this tour. Staff was great at...More

Thank 19Tiger78
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a great trip through some beautiful island scenery with pauses every now and then while a crew member explained the sights and allowed us to watch seals and a variety of sea birds. As it was a jet boat we moved at a...More

Thank Sungron
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting trip. It is a fun little adventure, got to see a few neat sights. I would recommend going with a few people you know, it's about the company you keep and the experiences that you share. Get 8 to 10 people like we...More

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Smokey haze, rolling fog? Heh, the Captain and tour guide were not de"tour"ed! Their attitude and ability to serve their clients in not so optimal conditions was exemplary. We just really wanted an experience on a boat, to learn about Deception Pass and to enjoy...More

Thank sahrichild
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

With sadness, my family did a celebration of life with the crew from Deception Pass Tours. They went out of their way to make this day pleasant and meaningful. Very thankful for the Captain and Crew.

Thank maddog3299
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We live on Whidbey Island and took an out of town guest on this boat tour. The person checking us in and the boat crew were very friendly, courteous, and knowledgable. The tour itself was very nice, and even though this wasn't a whale watching...More

Thank Beachwatcher14
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Flowbleu
2 January 2018|
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Response from D D | Reviewed this property |
No they closed for the winter, they will open in the spring. It is very worth the small fee for the ride ;)
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Linda G
12 April 2017|
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Response from DeceptionP | Property representative |
While we have a cover for the boat, we typically will only use it about 1 time per year as the showers are normally short lived here in the rain shadow, and the cover restricts the viewing area. Once installed, it must be... More
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Nancy W
20 May 2015|
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Response from DeceptionP | Property representative |
There are two tours, the One Hour Jet Boat Tour takes place in a relatively protected area. The Captain would be able to notify you in advance if there are waves, which would be kicked up on windy days. On the Whale... More
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