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Outer Island Excursions offers whale watching and fishing as well as private charters from Lopez Island, WA. Lopez Island is the most relaxed and laid back island of the San Juans, the perfect getaway from the bustle of everyday life. We offer daily scheduled Whale Watching trips from Lopez from May to September. We also offer Fishing Charters and Private Charters year round. Or 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 to best suit our client’s needs. Anything you want to do on the water give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our specialty is custom private charters, but we also operate daily group trips with less than 30 people to cultivate a personal experience with your captain and naturalist.

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We meet at the Lopez Islander Resort and Marina on Lopez Island at Fisherman Bay. Street parking and additional parking is available at the resort. Walk through the breezeway directly onto the dock and meet your captain at the top of the fuel dock (the first dock on your right).

The Edenwild is about a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk from the Lopez Islander Resort and Marina, where tours depart daily. Guests staying at the Edenwild taking a private charter can be picked up directly from the beach in front of the Bay Cafe- just a three minute walk out the door of the Edenwild!

The Lopez Islander Resort & Marina is on Lopez Island at Fisherman Bay. Explore the beautiful waterfront lodging and dining at the Lopez Islander Resort in the heart of the San Juans. Explore Lopez cycling, hiking, kayaking and then relax in the pool and Jacuzzi overlooking Fisherman Bay. Camping is also available at the resort. The Islander Resort has a wide variety of on-site services and features including the restaurant and lounge, gym, tanning and massage, volleyball, and more. Free parking is available in their lot at the Anacortes ferry landing and they have a shuttle bus available on Lopez Island.

The Edenwild offers nine spacious guest accommodations all with private baths, luxurious beds, and tasteful decor. All rooms have water or garden views. Our island setting boasts beaches and parks, shops, galleries, restaurants, farmer’s market – in season, a natural foods store, and more. Do nothing or everything. Curl up with a book by one of the private fireplaces, or lounge in the garden. Go shelling and discover Agate Beach, Shark Reef Park, Spencer Spit State Park, and more. Lopez Island offers tennis and golf, we have some bikes for our guests, wireless internet, and more. Lopez Island awaits…

Outer Island Excursions can start your charter from anywhere in the region including Orcas, 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.

Click here if you are staying at the Edenwild or a vacation rental with Vacation Doorways

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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…