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CUSTOM CHARTERS & MORE

WITH VACATION DOORWAYS

Guests staying at vacation rentals with Vacation Doorways may join one of our tours with service throughout the San Juan Islands. We have many different tour opportunities on Orcas Island, Lopez Island, San Juan Island, the mainland, and beyond. Come whale watching, fishing, kayaking, island hopping, or any combination of activities on a custom charter. We can offer direct service from many locations throughout the region. We can also rent and deliver kayaks to anywhere on Orcas Island!

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Outer Island Excursions has locations throughout the San Juan Islands. We have standard group tours departing daily at all our primary locations, and for custom charters we can come directly to you wherever you are in the region!

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Want to have your own personalized experience? Customize your trip with whale watching, fishing, island hopping, lighthouse tours, birdwatching, fine dining, or a combination of activities. We specialize in private charters, and can build you an adventure that will be the highlight of your San Juan Islands experience. Learn more here…

Vacation Doorways

Guests staying with Vacation Doorways receive a 10% discount when you book a whale watching or kayaking tour with us: enter the special Promo Code “Doorways” at check out when you book online or call us to receive this special offer!

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SCHEDULED WHALE WATCHING TOURS

We have group whale watching tours departing from Orcas Island and Lopez Island. From San Juan Island we offer custom private charters.

Orcas Island Tours

We depart daily from Smuggler’s Villa Resort at 1pm and during the summer we also offer a 5pm sunset tour. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure for check in. Click here for more information.

Lopez Island Tours

We depart daily from the Islander Resort dock at 1:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. Click here for more information.

On our Whale and Wildlife tours we go out and see orca whales, gray whales, humpback whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters, bald eagles and much more. Our boats are faster and have a much longer range than any other tour boats in the region. We find Orca whales far more often than any other company in the San Juans or Bellingham. We’ll head deep into Canadian water – even past Victoria or Vancouver to find Orca. We can travel over 50 miles each way, 100 miles round trip if it means seeing Orca. (click here for details)

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See Whales Or Come Again For Free! 

OUR WHALE SIGHTING GUARANTEE

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FISHING TOURS

Salmon Fishing Tours

Join us on a group charter at a flat per-person rate, or charter a boat for your own group of up to 12 people. On all our Salmon tours we go out for 5-6 hours patiently seeking Kings, Coho, and Pink salmon! Tours depart daily at 7am and 2pm. Click here for more information.

Bottom Fishing Tours

On a private bottom fishing trip we go out for 3+ hours and can fish for Lingcod, Halibut, Dungeness Crab, Spot Prawn, and much more. It’s a ton of fun especially for families with kids. Click here for more information.

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ORCAS ISLAND KAYAKING

Rental Kayaks can be delivered directly to your vacation rental anywhere on Orcas Island!

Explore the tranquil waters of the Salish Sea kayaking along the rugged shores of Orcas Island or around the remote waters of Sucia Island State Park. Join us on a guided tour or rent equipment to explore on your own.  Learn more here…

Pt. Doughty Tour

Our Pt. Doughty Kayaking tour departs the North Shore of Orcas Island at Smuggler’s Villa Resort. We paddle west toward Pt Doughty, a pristine park only accessible by small water craft. Tours are ~3hrs and depart daily at 10am and 2pm. Learn more here…

Sucia Island Tour

Join us on an adventure of a lifetime on our all day tour of Sucia Island State Park! We depart by powerboat from the north shore of Orcas to Sucia Island, where we paddle around the island exploring the many secret coves and bays. Your guide will tell you about this unique island’s history, wildlife, astounding geology and fossils. Learn more here…

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MORE ACTIVITIES

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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…

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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…