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Private Charters

Outer Island Excursions offers private charters for groups as small as one person up to over 200 people.  Our large fleet offers the flexibility and range needed to explore the most remote reaches of the San Juan Islands and deep into Canadian waters. We can pick up your group from any island in the San Juans, Anacortes, Bellingham, and beyond. Rates are dependent on number of guests, departure location, the length of charter, and customizations. 

Private Charter Inquiry

Activity Request:

Booking a private charter with us is as easy as 1.2.3.:

  1. Choose 1-2 activities you want to enjoy on your tour to help determine how much time we need to accomplish all your goals. More than one activity will take more than 3 hours

  2. The location where you want us to pick you up

  3. The number of people in your group will help determine which boat or boats will work best given the above information

Choosing a custom private charter is a big decision, so please call us to talk to a charter specialist to help customize your trip!

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1. Choose your Activities

Island Hopping

Explore the far reaches of the San Juan's! From the shopping and restaurants in Friday Harbor to the many unpopulated islands of 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. We travel all around the San Juans and even into the Canadian Gulf Islands. Come with us on our high-speed fleet of boats and view the whales with our knowledgeable crew. We recommend 4 hours for the best chance of success.

Whale Watching

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Lighthouse Tour

Patos Island, Turn Point, Cattle Point, Lime Kiln, and many more historic lighthouses still operate today as navigational beacons to ships in the Salish Sea.  A tour focused on the local history is a great way to experience the dynamic scenery of our area.

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Corporate Events

Large group whale watches, island hopping, adventure tours, and transport are our specialty.  With boats available for comfortable cruising to sporty adventures there's a perfect fit for your group. We can take groups of as few as six people all the way up to over 150!

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Bird Watching

Enjoy a search for pelagic birds in obscure coves and backwaters of the San Juan Islands. Search for Tufted Puffins, Harlequin Ducks, Bald Eagles, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, Marbled and Ancient Murrelets, many gull species, and much more!  

Wedding Celebrations

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

Lake Party

Seasoned fishermen know you need time and patience for your best chance of success. We recommend at least 3-4 hours for bottom fishing, 4-5 hours for salmon fishing, and 4-5 hours for a combo of bottom fishing and crabbing. Multiple activities are possible, please call us for more information. Learn more

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Dropping pots for Dungeness crab is a great addition to a bottom fishing charter. It is especially great for kids since it has that same thrill of opening up a present when you see the pot come back to the surface! We recommend at least 4-5 hours for a combination fishing & crabbing trip.

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We can move your group to and from anywhere in our region: even to the furthest reaches of the San Juan Islands.  Each charter is customized for your groups needs and destination. Contact us today rates and availability Learn more


Water Taxi Services

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

2. Choose your Location

3. Choose your Vessel

Still have questions?

One of our custom charter specialists will help you build the perfect Pacific Northwest adventure you've been dreaming of!

Call 360-376-3711


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