Lopez Island Whale Watching 

Join one of our Whale and Wildlife tours departing from the dock in front of The Islander Resort near on Lopez Island. Come out and see orca whales, gray whales, humpback whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters, bald eagles and much more. Our boats are faster and have a much longer range than any other tour boats in the region.


The Islander Resort - 2864 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261, USA

We offer daily scheduled Whale Watching Tours from the Islanders Resort, Lopez Island, WA. We head out from May to September in search of Orcas Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and Gray Whales. We spot whales on over 95% of our trips. The best sightings for Orca are in June, July, August and September. Humpbacks and minkes are possible spring, summer, and fall and Grays are possible in the spring and fall. We also frequently encounter sea lions, seals, porpoise, eagles, otters and sea birds. Our boats are the fastest whale watching boats land we can accomplish more in 3 or 4 hours than what the big slow boats can do in 6 to 7 hours. We see whales more often than the big boats and once we find the whale we can get closer to them and stay longer. You will get plenty of one on one attention from the captain and our trained naturalists because there is never more than 30 people aboard our boats. Our primary vessel is the Blackfish II, custom built for whale and wildlife viewing with a heated cabin, top deck, and full restrooms.

Meet on the dock at the The Islander Resort. 

  • Warm layers
  • Sunscreen & Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Tips are greatly appreciated

Check-In begins 30 minutes to the scheduled departure.  No printouts are required to check in.

We have a 25% non-refundable deposit/cancellation fee. Your trip is transferable until  72 hrs before your departure. No-shows will be charged in full. Outer Island Excursions may cancel trips due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, you are refunded in full. If you do have to cancel within 72 hrs of departure, you will be charged 100%, unless we can resell your tickets.


Please remember that if you need to cancel or reschedule the activity for any reason, you can call (360)376-3711 or email outerislandx@hotmail.com. If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch.

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The Islander Resort
2864 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261, USA