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Whale-Watching Boat Tour for One or Two from Orcas Island Eclipse Charters (51% Off)

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USCG-licensed captain pilots a 56 ft. boat as a naturalist informs passengers about orca whales and local wildlife, such as bald eagles

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Expires Oct 19th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr advanced reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Operates in all weather. 7.8% sales tax and $5 fuel surcharge not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a whale-watching boat tour for one (a $99 value)
  • $98 for a whale-watching boat tour for two (a $198 value)

Whale watchers climb aboard a 56-foot boat and embark on an approximately 3.5-hour journey into the habitats of killer whales. As USCG-licensed captain Daniel Wilk pilots the vessel, a trained naturalist shares info on the whales and the area’s wildlife, which may include harbor seals and bald eagles cawing off-key renditions of the national anthem.

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

When the producers of Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home were casting for the roles of coastal marine patrollers, they didn't look to the scores of hopeful actors in Hollywood, opting instead to find boating professionals with real experience. Their search led them to Orcas Island Eclipse Charters founders Dan and Denise Wilk, whose extensive knowledge of aquatic wildlife made them a serendipitous choice for sharing the camera with Hollywood's most famous orca.

Aboard their 56-foot vessel, Dan and Denise continue to share the passion that led them to the big screen in the first place. Their enthusiasm shines through to passengers while they guide tours into the habitats of killer whales and harbor seals. Occasionally, expert guides direct passengers to look up from the water to spot deer on nearby land or bald eagles soaring through the sky above. When asked how they happen upon so many natural specimens on their trips, Dan and Denise would tell you they don't leave their tours up to chance, coordinating excursions with a whale-watching service that pinpoints where the underwater mammals are feeding.


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Reviews

we saw TONS of whales on our trip along with eagles and other wildlife.

stltraveling, 9/18/12

Terrific captain and guide and by far the nicest boat on the water

Corey C., 10/19/12

Tips

  • “Parking is a little tricky, we parked up along the side of the road. Pack your lunch, bring your camera. They have binoculars and some wet weather gear. They have...”

    “Parking is a little tricky, we parked up along the side of the road. Pack your lunch, bring your camera. They have binoculars and some wet weather gear. They have inside seats, a few tables, as well as a top of the cabin deck with seats. ”

  • “Orcas Island Eclipse Charters is my hands down favorite for wildlife excursions in the San Juan Islands. The Captain is knowledgeable about the area and willing to...”

    “Orcas Island Eclipse Charters is my hands down favorite for wildlife excursions in the San Juan Islands. The Captain is knowledgeable about the area and willing to seek out animals other than orcas for our viewing pleasure. The naturalists are extremely knowledgeable and answer any and all questions. Every time I have gone we have seen whales and had an enjoyable time.”

  • “This is an awesome trip. The guides are fun and fantastic. Word to the wise though if you want to explore the island get there early! Take your car on the ferry or...”

    “This is an awesome trip. The guides are fun and fantastic. Word to the wise though if you want to explore the island get there early! Take your car on the ferry or spend the.night on the island with it! The taxi cost me $80 R/T each passenger chg. !”

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    8368 Orcas Rd

    Orcas, Washington 98280

    360-376-6566

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94% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Knowledgeable.