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Outer Island Excursions offers customized private charter boat trips throughout the San Juan Islands including Seattle, Anacortes & Bellingham. We can accommodate 100+ persons. Groups over 49 require multiple boats. Private charters are three hours minimum, and have an hourly rates based on the size of the vessel required for a group. You may request a specific vessel or vessels for your trip.  For more information and photos of each boat, visit the Our Vessels page.

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What do you want to do on the water? The possibilities are endless on your private charter. We can even 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:


Search with us for Orcas or killer whales, humpbacks, grays, minkes, and porpoises. We see whales on over 97% of our trips! We also often see seals, sea lions, Bald Eagles, and other amazing wildlife.


Come bottom fishing for lingcod, kelp greenling, and halibut on our fishing charters or patiently seek Salmon- Kings, Silvers, Pinks, and more beneath the surface. Even catch Dungeness Crab and we can prepare them for you on a remote island!


Land on a remote island beach like Sucia for a picnic, have one of our trained naturalists guide you on a nature walk through the old growth forest of Matia, or explore any of the islands the State Ferries can’t reach!


Take a ride to Roche Harbor on San Juan Island to eat at historic McMillin’s Dining Room, enjoy an evening at the Willows Inn, explore Friday Harbor, or have us chauffeur you to restaurants in Eastsound such as Hogstone or the Inn at Ship Bay.


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


Explore the history of the region at Patos Island Light, Turn Point Light, Lime Kiln Lighthouse and more. See them from the sea and land on the islands to explore them up close!


You choose how long you stay with any group of whales or wildlife to make sure you get time to capture the perfect shot. Come out with us at sunset for beautiful lighting, and get expert tips from our skilled naturalists.


Looking for those hard to reach Geocache containers on remote islands like Sucia, Clark, Blakely, and Decatur? We can help you on your quest to where the Ferries can’t go!

For rates click your departure location below:

Rates are based on the number of people in your group, activities you wish to pursue, and the duration of your trip. For locations not listed (such as Blakely Island, Decatur Island, Friday Harbor, and Semiamoo Resort) please call our office at 360-376-3711 for more information.