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ORCAS ISLAND CUSTOM CHARTERS

Outer Island Excursions offers customized private charters throughout the San Juan Islands. Endless possibilities are available on your custom trip- we can do multiple activities which is unavailable on regular group trips. Our knowledgeable captains and naturalists can guide you in any combination of activities that you choose (time permitting) such as: whale watching, salmon fishing, bottom fishing, crabbing, remote island stops for picnics or nature walks, kayaking, fine dining, photography, lighthouse tours, birdwatching, geocaching, and more. Feel free to call us to discuss options and we can help you design the ultimate San Juan Islands experience!

Our vessels are the fastest in the San Juans so we can travel throughout the San Juan Islands, into the Gulf Islands of Canadian waters, and visit whales wherever they go. We have many vessels to accommodate your group size and the type of activities you want to do on your custom trip.

CUSTOM CHARTER RATES

Custom private charter rates are determined by the vessel and duration of your trip. Rates below reflect the minimum cost for a private charter on any given vessel. If you choose to extend your trip for additional time to include an island stop on your trip there is a lower rate for when the boat is parked (wait time) than the regular running time when the vessel is underway. If you choose to include fishing or crabbing on your private charter we recommend fewer people to compensate for the additional fishing equipment provided.

See more information and photos of each vessel here.

23 ft Boat

  • “The Sun Runner”
  • Up to 6 passengers total
  • Best for 2-4 fishermen
    NOT AVAILABLE FOR WHALE WATCHING
  • $450 for the first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $125 each additional hour running time
  • $75 each additional hour waiting time

26 ft boat

  • “The Loki” or “The Blackmouth”
  • Up to 6 passengers total
  • Best for 4 to 6 fishermen
  • $600 for the first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $175 each additional hour running time
  • $100 each additional hour wait time

30 ft Boat

  • “The Triton”
  • Up to 12 passengers total
  • Best for 6 to 8 fishermen
  • $825 for the first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $250 each additional hour running time
  • $125 each additional hour waiting time

34 ft Boat

  • “Blackfish Express
  • Up to 29 passengers total
  • NOT AVAILABLE FOR FISHING
  • $1500 for the first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $450 each additional hour running time
  • $150 each additional hour waiting time

38 ft Boat

  • “Blackfish II”
  • Up to 30 passengers total
  • Best for up to 14 fishermen
  • $1800 for the first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $550 each additional hour running time
  • $150 each additional hour waiting time
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Our Headquarters and offices are at Smugglers Villa Resort. For private charters, kayak rentals, water taxi services, and inquiries please come to our office, a little red building in the Check In parking lot. Our regularly scheduled whale watching and kayaking tours meet and check in at the adjacent Kiosk. Meet us in the marina off of Sucia Drive through a metal gate with a big sign painted like an Orca Whale.

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MORE ORCAS ISLAND ACTIVITIES

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WHALE WATCHING

Orcas, humpbacks, grays, minkes, porpoises, and more amazing wildlife can be found on a scheduled afternoon tour or sunset cruise. Learn more here…

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CHARTER FISHING

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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KAYAKING

Explore the tranquil waters of the Salish Sea kayaking along the rugged North Shore of Orcas Island or around the remote waters of Sucia Island State Park! Learn more here…

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SUCIA ISLAND FERRY

Visit the hidden gem of the Outer Islands at Sucia Island State Park! Enjoy a day trip hiking, rent kayaks to explore hidden coves, or even camp overnight. Learn more here…

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BIRD WATCHING

Join us on a quest for Bald Eagles, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, and more as we search through some of the less travelled waters of the region. Learn more here…

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LIGHT HOUSE TOURS

Explore the history of the region at Patos Island Light, Turn Point Light, Lime Kiln Lighthouse and more. See them from the sea and check them out up close! Learn more here…

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WATER TAXI

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…