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    This Anacortes whale watching tour departs from Skyline Marina and cruises out through the San Juan Islands. Experience nature first hand with knowledgeable captains and naturalist guides, who have advanced degrees in biology, geology, and more. Great pride is taken in this fleet of small, high speed vessels with small groups - never carrying more than 30 passengers. The Blackfish fleet are the fastest in the region: the newest vessel the Blackfish III is the first marine ambulance in Washington state.

    On this Anacortes tour you will often pass by local landmarks including Cattle Pass Lighthouse, Lime Kiln Lighthouse, Deception Pass Bridge, Patos Island Lighthouse, and even venture as far as Victoria or Vancouver BC if it means seeing Orca. While traveling through the most beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest, search for orcas, humpbacks, grays, and more. You may encounter seals, porpoises, sea lions, otters, and more. Birds abound in our region as well. You will most likely see bald eagles, and frequently see common murres, black oystercatchers, rhinoceros auklets, surf scoters, ancient murrelets, and many diverse marine species. Occasionally you will find tufted puffins and even endangered marbled murrelets. Seasonally, hundreds of other bird species migrate through and overwinter in the Salish Sea.

    You are guaranteed whale sightings on tours from April through early September. In 2015 there was a 100% sighting success on over 1400 tours. We have the fastest boats so we can get to where the whales are, from Victoria to Vancouver and everywhere in between.
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    Departure Point
    Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursions
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • High Speed Vessels
    • 3-4 hour tour
    • 8.1% Washington State sales tax and applicable fees. The taxes and fees are required by the governing authority and not within the local supplier's control
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please note that this tour departs from Anacortes (90 minutes north of Seattle)
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had such a great time on this boat tour! The crew (Captain Matt, Alex and Brooke) were so awesome and friendly! The tour took about 4 hours and was so worth it. We only saw one whale but saw tons of seals, sea lions and other wildlife. Well worth the money!
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    We went out on the Blackfish 4, with Captain Dave and his marine educator Brooke. They were outstanding!! Fun and educational. We saw a large pod of Orcas and 2 Humpback whales. Captain Dave made sure we had a great view (he and Brooke always seemed to know where they would be),
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    Loved it definitely would recommend for everyone saw allot of orcas bald eagles they came so close to us
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    We had an absolutely great time! Captain Dave and Drew were great tour guides. They were knowledgeable and funny! We saw plenty of Orca pods and sea lions, also bald eagles. Great trip for families-we have a 5 year old and 2 month old. Definitely recommend touring with this
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    We've done quite a few whale watching excursions all over and we really liked Matt and Brooke and the setup right away. From the sign-in to the safety briefing, you can immediately tell that the crew is experienced and knowledgeable and that they are not just giving a spiel. The
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