The "Blackfish II" Our Newest Boat
38ft Aluminum Catamaran
The Blackfish II is an incredible blend of comfort and thrill. The Blackfish II carries up to 26 passengers, comes with TWO decks and a incredible view from the roof. With a top speed of 42 knots (that is almost 50 mph) the Blackfish is easily twice as fast as the average whale watching boat and the fastest whale watching boat in the San Juans! You will find seating for everyone inside and out as well as a full restroom. A full stereo system and hydrophone for listening to the whales. The Blackfish II is great for whale watching and crabbing charters.
A 26 ft Catamaran
The Loki is the perfect combination of speed and comfort. The catamaran hull provides a stable fishing platform and great viewing area. The Loki is a great boat for family outings with an enclosed area and bathroom. It has full electronics and can cruise at 30 mph with a top speed of 45 mph. The Loki has a maximum of 6 people plus crew.
The Triton is a 32ft Aluminum Chamber boat. This 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 13 people, heated cabin and full restroom making this an ideal boat for any experience. The Triton has a covered back deck, front deck and a large cabin window making viewing whales easy no matter where you are on the boat!
The Triton is equipped with full electronics with a bow ladder system for beach landings. The Tritonís top speed is about 40 mph with a cruising speed of approximately 30 mph.
The Sun Runner is a 23 ft fiberglass skiff. She is a very fast and smooth riding boat making it ideal for smaller groups to fish, whale watch or a combination of both. With a full electronic package and an emergency head she cruises along at 30 mph and tops out at about 40 mph. Sorry no beach landings. Maximum of 6 passengers.
Captain Beau Brandow
Beau Brandow, owner and operator of Outer Island Excursions, resides here on Orcas Island. He grew up sailing amongst and exploring the many islands of the San Juans. Beau has spent much of his adult life as a steward of publicly owned lands. He has worked to protect and improve recreational access to public lands throughout Washington. Most of his career has been spent protecting and maintaining the very parks he grew up exploring. Today Beau takes pride in providing visitors with access to an intimate experience of these remote islands and the wildlife that inhabits them. He enjoys nothing more than sharing his knowledge of the waterways, wildlife and his favorite fishing spots with those adventurous souls who have a desire to experience the unique and rugged beauty of the San Juan archipelago.
Captain Matt Stolmeier
Matt grew up on the north shore of Orcas Island and has been boating in this area since the age of five. A graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in Sustainable Eco-tourism Management, He hashave worked in the boating industry as a First Officer on a whale watch and snorkel cruise in Hawaii as well as a kayak guide in the Inside Passage of Alaska. Matt hashave always had a particular interest in the geology and marine biology of the San Juan Islands ever since he was enrolled at the local elementary school exploring tide pools, taking field trips to the many nearby state park islands and volunteering at the islands' salmon hatchery. Growing up as a life long employee of the local tourism industry, Matt truly enjoys meeting our visitors to show them around the area he grew up in and sharing the knowledge he haslearned about the region.
Outer Island Excursions