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Our Vessels

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.


"The Loki" & "Blackmouth"

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"

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" & "Codiak"

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.

Our Crew

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.


Captain Paul Weatherford

Paul moved to the San Juans to pursue a career managing Washington State Parks. He's quick to realize it is much more fun to show off the area to visitors rather than telling them all about the rules and collecting money for campsites. He logged 1000’s of hours on the water while with the State Parks and we are proud to have him as our newest Captain for the 2010 season. You will find he knows all the well hidden spots!

Captain Troy Patterson

Troy was born and raised in a small town in northeast Pennsylvania. In early 2006, he packed two bags and moved to the island of Maui. While in paradise, he worked on whale watching and snorkel charters, he also poured a mean mai-tai on cocktail cruises. Troy is excited to be back on the mainland and back on the water. Troy enjoys fishing, sailing, diving, kayaking and watching Netflix with his fiance and two dogs. He is excited to be the newest member of the Outer Island Excursions team and to share the wildlife of the Salish Sea with visitors to the northwest.


Captain Bryce

As a life-long resident of Washington, Bryce has a great knowledge and appreciation of the islands and wildlife in the Puget Sound. He first visited the San Juan Islands on a boat-camping trip with his family at 10 years old and has been drawn to this area ever since. In 1998, he moved to Bellingham to attend WWU and graduated with his Bachelors Degree in 2001. During his studies, he spent many weekends and summers exploring the islands by boating, hiking, biking and has been doing so ever since. Bryce is currently a professional Firefighter/Paramedic and during his time off enjoys sharing his love for these islands as a part-time Captain. He is also a member of the National Ski Patrol, loves to hike, fish and travel with his wife Jen and two dogs, Bailey and Lola. He is always excited to meet new people and is ready to share his Pacific Northwest experiences.

Outer Island Excursions
POB 653, Eastsound, WA 98245
Office (360) 376-3711
Boat (360) 622-6562