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Private Charters

Private Charter Options with Outer Island Excursions

Outer Island Excursions offers private charters for groups as small as one person up to over 100 people.  Our large fleet offers the flexibility and range needed to explore the most remote reaches of the San Juans through the mainland of Washington.  

We can pick up from any island in the San Juans, Anacortes, Bellingham, and beyond.  

Rates are dependent on number of guests, departure location, length of charter, and more.  

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Island Hopping

Explore the far reaches of the San Juan's! From the shopping and restaurants in Friday Harbor to the far flung unpopulated islands of the State Parks there's tons to see and do while you hop from Island to Island exploring the best the San Juan's have to offer.

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Outer Island prides itself on its high percentage of whale sightings during the peak season. We travel all around the San Juans and Vancouver Island.  Come on a trip with us on our capable fleet of boats and view the whales with a knowledgeable crew. 

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Whale Watching

Lighthouse Tour

Patos Island, Turn Point, Cattle Point, Lime Kiln, and more are some of our favorite historic lighthouses, that still operates today as a navigational beacon to ships in the Sailish Sea.  A tour focused on the local history instead of wildlife is a great way to experience the best of the area.

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Corporate Events

Large group whale watches, island hopping, adventure tours, or transport are our specialty.  With boats available for comfortable cruising to sporty adventures there's a perfect fit for your group.

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Bird Watching

 Enjoy a few hours in search of birds and wildlife in obscure coves and backwaters of the San Juan Islands. See Eagles, Falcons, Ducks, Grebbes, Oystercatchers, Gulls, Auklets, and more!  

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Wedding Celebrations

Wedding celebrations are better on the water.  Come celebrate with Outer Island Excursions before or after your ceremony!

Lake Party

Outer Island can get your group from the mainland to the farther reaches of the San Juan Island chain.  Each charter is customized for your groups needs, destination, and location.  Contact us today for rates and availability.

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Water Taxi Services

Memorial Names

Memorials

Outer Island Excursions is happy to assist with organizing a memorial service with remembrances onboard for groups of 1 to 100.  A loving way to honor those who love the water. 

Fishing Charters

Fishing is a great addition to add to any private charter. Make sure to add it to your reservation at the time of check out

Head over to the fishing charters page to view all your options

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Meet Our Fleet

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Blackfish II & III

38ft Catamarans

Up to 30 passengers, recommended for up to 18 fishermen

Blackfish II & III

Blackfish II & III

The Blackfish II and III are equipped with two decks and a fantastic view from the roof. With a top speed of 42 knots (that is almost 50 mph) the Blackfish fleet is easily twice as fast as the average charter boats and the fastest charter boats in the San Juans! You will find seating for everyone inside and out as well as a full restroom. Powered by the most fuel-efficient engines on the water in the San Juans, at an idle they are whisper-quiet to minimize impact on wildlife and environment

 

Private charters begin at a 3 hour minimum at $2,000 depending on departure location and activities.  Contact us today to book your excursion.

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32ft Passenger Vessel  

Up to 12 passengers, recommended for 8 fishermen

The Triton

The Triton is the toughest, safest, and one of the fastest of its kind. This boat was designed primarily for military applications and was built locally in Bellingham, WA. With seats for up to 12 people, heated cabin and full restroom making this an ideal boat for any experience. Top speed is 50 MPH with a 35 MPH cruising speed. The Triton has an open back deck, front deck, and a large comfortable cabin with large windows making viewing the landscape easy no matter where you are on the boat! 

Private charters begin at a 3 hour minimum at $1,000 depending on departure location and activities.  Contact us today to book your excursion.

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34ft Catamaran

Up to 22 Passengers, not suitable for fishing

Blackfish Express

The Blackfish Express is the ultimate thrill ride as the fastest passenger boat in the San Juan Islands! Feel the rush of the fresh Pacific Northwest air on our only totally open deck boat. But don’t worry: we are happy to provide coats just in case. Complete with a wide wind break, full restroom, plenty of cushioned seating, and top speeds over 50 mph. The Blackfish Express is  fuel-efficient and whisper-quiet w to watch wildlife. For the truly adventurous, the Blackfish Express is the ideal boat for getting where you want to go fast!

Private charters begin at a 3 hour minimum at $1,500 depending on departure location and activities.  Contact us today to book your excursion.

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26ft Catamarans

Loki & Blackmouth

These vessels are ideal for a small group private charter. A great choice for family outings with a semi-enclosed area and bathroom, they are great for fishing as well as island hopping. The catamaran hull provides a stable fishing platform and great viewing area. Both vessels have full electronics and can cruise at 30 mph with a top speed of 45 mph. These are our most popular vessels for fishing.  

 

Private charters begin at a 3 hour minimum at $700 depending on departure location and activities.  Contact us today to book your excursion. 

Up to 6 passengers, recommended for 6 fishermen

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49ft Catamaran

Up to 48 passengers, not appropriate for fishing 

Blackfish IV

The Blackfish IV is our fastest and largest boat making it ideal for large groups, corporate retreats, island hopping and more, This vessel is our most popular vessel for groups interested in travelling quickly through the San Juan Islands.

Private charters begin at a 3 hour minimum at $3,600 depending on departure location and activities.  Contact us today to book your excursion. 

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65 ft Passenger Vessel

Up to 48 passengers, not appropriate for fishing 

Orcas Express

The Orcas Express is equipped with two decks and a fantastic view from the roof. This comfortable cruiser has seating for everyone inside and out as well as a full restroom. Powered by the most fuel-efficient engines on the water in the San Juans, at an idle they are whisper-quiet to minimize impact on wildlife and environment.  A truly comfortable way to explore the water, this large vessel is perfect for corporate gatherings, weddings, and more

Private charters begin at a 3 hour minimum at $3,600 depending on departure location and activities.  Contact us today to book your excursion.

Book your 2022 whale watch or personal excursion with us here!

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