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Outer Island Excursions offers whale watching and fishing as well as private charters from Anacortes, WA. Anacortes is a short drive from Birch Bay and Bellingham and is about 90 minutes north of Seattle. We offer daily scheduled Whale Watching trips from Anacortes from March through October. We also offer Fishing Charters and Private Charters year round. If you want to skip the Ferry and tour the islands at your own pace take a water taxi anywhere in the San Juan Islands! We are proud to offer a wide variety of services that best suits our client’s needs. Anything you want to do on the water, give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate. Our specialty is custom private charters, but we also operate daily group trips with up to 49 people to cultivate a personal experience with your captain and naturalist.

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No Ferry required! On the mainland in Anacortes we meet at Skyline Marina. The address is 2201 Skyline Way, just past the Skyline Marine Center. Parking is available any where along the street for free or in our paid parking lot behind our office building.


Outer Island Excursions can start your charter from anywhere in the region including Lopez, San Juan, Shaw, Blakely, Lummi Island, Anacortes, Bellingham and most anywhere else you might be in the San Juan Islands. Please check our location pages for more information for your area.


Check in at the office building with the red roof. Our office is located on the 2nd floor and is labeled as Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursions. Your Captain/Naturalist will meet you there and direct you after the check in process is completed.


Call (360) 376-3711 if you need any help finding us!

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Orcas, humpbacks, grays, minkes, porpoises, and more amazing wildlife can be found whale watching a scheduled group tour or private charter. Learn more here…

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Bring your kids bottom fishing for crab, lingcod, kelp greenling, halibut, and more or patiently seek Salmon- Kings, Silvers, Pinks, and more await beneath the surface. Learn more here…

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Customize your experience with whale watching, fishing, island hopping, lighthouse tours, birdwatching, fine dining, or a combination of activities. Learn more here…



Want to explore islands where the State Ferries don’t go? Get off the beaten path anywhere in the San Juans with a water taxi. Even land on a remote beach! Learn more here…