Outer Island Expeditions

Orcas

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In a Nutshell

  • Explore remote islands
  • Vast array of wildlife
  • Equipment & instruction included

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Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to 1/4 of Groupon price may apply. Credit card required at booking. Minimum departure requirement of 4 people per tour. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Outer Island Expeditions - Orcas: Kayaking Tour from Outer Island Expeditions. Two Options Available.

Early aquatic explorers traveled the waterways of the world in search of new lands, natural resources, and Waldos. Blaze wake trails with today's Groupon to Outer Island Expeditions in Eastsound. Choose between the following options:

  • For $39, you get a three-hour Point Doughty kayak tour with all equipment included (up to a $79 value, recommended for ages 8 and older).
  • For $79, you get a full-day Sucia Island State Park kayak tour with all equipment included (up to a $159 value, recommended for ages 12 and older).

During a three-hour tour to Point Doughty, fully outfitted kayakers will depart at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. from Smuggler's Villa Resort to explore areas surrounding Orcas Island. Paddling down the north shore to Point Doughty State Park, home to seals, eagles, porpoises, and a variety of shore birds, participants will traverse an area accessible only by kayak and swan-shaped paddleboat. Paddlers will break on the beach to explore and enjoy a view of Mount Baker before heading homeward.

During the all-day Sucia Island State Park tour, aqueous adventurers will depart at 9 a.m. to sight wildlife and paddle the remote open waters of Sucia and Orcas islands. After outfitting fledgling water pilots with kayaks and ample mermaid repellant, instructors will ferry students to Sucia aboard a powerboat, stopping along the way at optimal wildlife-sighting locations. After a brief lesson, kayakers will shove off to explore the land-dappled region during an hour and a half of paddling. Eat lunch at a remote beach and explore the undeveloped island's natural caves, fossil beds, sandstone formations, and variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, Bigfoots, river otters, harbor seals, sea lions, porpoises, and the occasional orca. After another 90 minutes of paddling, patrons will be shuttled back to Orcas Island.

Outer Island Expeditions

Outer Island Expeditions' 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. Tours of Stuart Island's Turn Point lighthouse begin aboard a 22-foot Kodiak skiff, which buoys patrons through 16 miles of waters inhabited by sea lions and porpoises before they disembark and hike to the lighthouse's historical museum. Fishing charters set sail in search of ocean creatures and potable salt water from all of Outer Island Expeditions' four launch points: Smuggler's Villa Resort, Semiahmoo Resort, Lopez Island, and The Willows on Lummi Island.

Customer Reviews

597 Ratings

Very friendly and knowledgable staff. We had a great time kayaking off Orcas Island!
Janice B. · September 9, 2016
great experience! Would absolutely do another tour with them!
Ashley B. · September 1, 2016
The highlight of our trip to the Pacific Northwest! Everyone we had contact with, from the office/reservation staff to the crew on board, was helpful and friendly. Chelsea, the naturalist, had a solid knowledge of the area and its marine inhabitants, and Capt. Matt at one point seemed to anticipate where the resident pod was headed and was able to get us within sight before the other vessels even realized where the orcas were. Sighting the orcas in their natural habitat was an extraordinary experience! I highly recommend Outer Island Expeditions.
Helen F. · August 27, 2016
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