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- $49 for a 3.5-hour whale-watching tour for one ($99 value)
- $98 for a 3.5-hour whale-watching tour for two ($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.
_ Orcas Island Eclipse Charters’ tours end for the 2014 season on October 19. Tickets are valid September – October 2014 and for the 2015 season from April – October._
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.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Had a great experience with this company. Great friendly and informative staff topped off the beautiful views of nature and wildlife. The whales put on quite a show...”
“Had a great experience with this company. Great friendly and informative staff topped off the beautiful views of nature and wildlife. The whales put on quite a show too. ”
“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.”
“Great outfit! We saw many whales- even the new babt. Also we stayed at the Kangaroo Bed & Breakfast which was terrific! Awesome breakfasts. ”