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Outer Island Excursions’ headquarters are located at the heart of the San Juan Islands on Orcas Island at Smuggler’s Villa Resort. We are proud to offer a wide variety of services to best suit our client’s needs. We do it all: whether you want to go Orcas Island fishing, whale watching, kayaking, island hopping, bird watching, hop a water taxi from one place to the next, or design a custom charter boat experience of a lifetime. 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, including Orcas Island fishing, but we also operate daily group trips with less than 30 people to cultivate a personal experience with your captain and naturalist.

Our Headquarters and offices are at Smugglers Villa Resort. From Eastsound head north on North Beach Road. You will see a sign on the left for Outer Island Expeditions and Smuggler’s Villa Resort. Turn Left on Brandt’s Landing Lane then Right onto Sucia Drive.

Smuggler’s Villa: 54 Hunt Road, Eastsound WA 98245

Outer Island: Sucia Drive, Eastsound WA 98245


From North Beach Road follow the big signs with Orca Whales. Come in through the metal gate and you will see our office, a small red building in the whale watch parking lot. Come on in to the office for private charters, kayak rentals, water taxi service, and inquiries. Check in for all regular scheduled tours at the adjacent kiosk at least 30 minutes prior to your departure.

Smuggler’s Villa Resort has been the home and headquarters for Outer Island Excursions for over 10 years. Our Orcas Island tours depart directly from Smuggler’s Villa Resort on the North Shore of Orcas Island.

The resort’s large, comfy condos are perfect for families and groups, with two bedrooms, full bath (larger units have additional twin beds and half-bath), fireplace, cable TV, kitchen and laundry. Each unit has wide sliding window doors from living/dining area that open onto your own spacious deck with lounge chairs, tables and benches to catch the afternoon sun and incredible view. There’s so much to do here! Enjoy the hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool, playground, tennis/basketball court, guest marina, and our own private pebble beach.  With our own marina and proximity to Eastsound Airport, Smuggler’s Villa Resort is the ideal boat-in or fly-in destination, or you enjoy the ride on the State Ferry from Anacortes.

Smuggler’s has all of Outer Island Excursion’s resources at your fingertips- come out whale watching, kayaking, Orcas Island fishing, island hopping, or hop on a water taxi to any destination by coming aboard our vessels just footsteps out your door.

Book your stay at Smuggler’s Villa Resort online or call 360-376-2297 for reservations. Guests at Smuggler’s Villa get a special discount on all tours with Outer Island- Call us at 360-376-3711 for more information.

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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.

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


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


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…


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 about Orcas Island Fishing…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Looking for the perfect resort, hotel, vacation rental, B&B, or hostel for your visit to Orcas Island? Check out our favorite places to send our friends and family to stay. Learn more here…


Orcas is a foodie paradise. Check out insider tips from us locals for the best seafood, vegetarian, quick lunch, fine dining, and more in our extensive recommendations. Learn more here…