9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230 Directions

Sports fans flock to Washington's Blaine's Outer Island Expeditions for a fun day away. This club is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.

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Report | 6 years ago
Although not specified in the Groupon offer, this tour is done with tandem kayaks. Ignore the instructions to meet at the office. Follow the signs posted along the street to the whale watching and kayak area and meet up with your guide at the wooden kiosk. Don't leave your vehicle in the whale watching parking area, unless you want to walk for some distance. The kayak staging/launch area is on the other side of the marina/dock area at the beach end of the airport runway.
Report | 7 years ago
The guide was friendly, the trip was enjoyable and beautiful.
Report | 7 years ago
It is absolutely stunning. Enjoyed it so much.
Report | 7 years ago
The company put that my voucher had been used even though I was unable to go on the outing do to MANY misunderstandings.
Report | 9 years ago
We had a great time but unfortunately didnt get to see any whales Sonja dn Rich
Report | 9 years ago
this was the WORST COMPANY I have EVER dealt with , they charged me for a trip i never got to do . they switched my ticket and gave me the WRONG INFORMATION, I want my money back! I was never informed about any ferry, time and waiting . I will not pay for the charge because I was never informed. and it took 2 days to get thought! very VERY UNPROFESSIONAL! NEVER RECOMMEND THIS , NEVER. AND WILL SPREAD THE WORD.
Report | 9 years ago
Was good! I have had the good fortune of having seen Orcas up close while kayaking, fishing etc. these on the trip were a bit further away due to state regs, however most on the trip had not seen any and were impressed. Captain and crew were very informitave and helpful as well as professional.
Report | 9 years ago
When I bought the Groupon it wasn't mentioned that they only start from Blaine until September 10, the Groupon expires on October 31. On their website they have a guarantee that if you don't see whales, you get to go a second time for free, but that also expires on September 10. We went on the 12th and no whales. The person on the phone when I wanted to book was not really helpful, he only told me, we need to go from Orcas Island. He could not point me towards the website for Washington State ferries or tell me which ferry we need to take to not be late for the depature of the whale watching boat. When I came to the office, he let me stand there for 5 minutes before even acknowledging me, because he was on the phone and then he let me stand there for another 5 minutes. I paid an additional 80 $ for Fuel surcharges and taxes for 5 people. ( I heard from another guest that went with them from Blaine that somebody then went with them went to the Marina that day and checked their fuelprices, nobody had to pay fuel surcharge. Had I known that, I would have done that too, esp since we came all the way from Canada and had to pay for a ferry to get there.) Even though I was the first one to be in the office that day, I was one of the last ones to exit, due to the fact that I was a Groupon Customer. We spent an additional 70 Dollars for the ferry and 99$ for a hotel room. plus the cost of food and gas for the trip from Canada. Had I taken all this money, that I spent including what I spent on the Groupon, I could have gone whale watching (without seeing any) cheaper without having a Groupon. I know this is not Groupon's fault, but please make sure, that you update the fineprint on this one, if you will run it again next year, so people are aware of deadlines and such. Thank you
Report | 9 years ago
Great experience. Awesome boat and guides.
Report | 9 years ago
Customer service was non-existant when attempting to make a reservation and without the Groupon I would have tried another company. Tour itself was OK although no effort was made to locate anything beyond the first pod of Killer Whales they found which they followed for an hour..

From Our Editors

Outer Island Excursions' fleet of kayaks and boats safely cruises at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour through frothy crests ebbing amid the striking sights and wildlife of the San Juan islands. Venturing as far as 50 miles into Canadian waters, whale-watching excursions foster personal rapport between patrons and boat-side orcas, gray whales, or humpback whales trying to learn human etiquette for future espionage missions. Fishing charters set sail in search of ocean creatures and potable saltwater. Kayak tours explore the scenic north shore of Orcas Island and the beautiful wildlife haven that is Sucia Island State Park. Powerboat tours depart from either Smuggler's Villa Resort on Orcas Island or Skyline Marine Center in Anacortes, WA.

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