Our Vessels

       “The Orcas Express”

The 56′ “Orcas Express” has a spacious, bright and airy interior with 46 comfortable contour Norwegian made seats with an additional four jump seats for a total of 50. Inside our heated cabin, there are seats at tables for 36. The other 14 seats are open. The outside has 60 feet of open deck to walk around.

    • Rain Coats and binoculars on-board.
    • Federal Whale Watching guidelines strictly obeyed.
    • Bring you camera, binoculars and warmclothing.
    • Professional Naturalist on each trip.
    • Whale spotting service.

      “The Blackfish II”

38ft Aluminum Catamaran

The Blackfish II is custom designed for whale watching, with an incredible blend of comfort and thrill. This vessel carries up to 30 passengers, with TWO decks and a fantastic view from the roof. With a top speed of 42 knots (that is almost 50 mph) the Blackfish II is easily twice as fast as the average whale watching boat and the Blackfish Fleet are the fastest whale watching 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 the whales and environment. At only three years old, the Blackfish II is great for whale watching and custom charters.

      “The Blackfish III”

38ft Aluminum Catamaran

We loved the design of the Blackfish II so much, we built another! The Blackfish III is brand new for 2015, with a few subtle modifications. We worked closely with the Orcas Island Fire Department to make the Blackfish III the first Marine Ambulance in Washington State! An incredible blend of comfort and thrill, this vessel carries up to 30 passengers 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 vessels are easily twice as fast as the average whale watching boat and the fastest whale watching 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 the whales and environment. The Blackfish III is great for whale watching and custom charters.

 

     “The Blackfish IV”

44ft Aluminum Catamaran

The Blackfish IV is the newest addition to our custom designed whale watching vessels. This vessel carries up to 49 passengers, with TWO decks and a fantastic view from the roof. With a top speed of 42 knots (that is almost 50 mph) the Blackfish IV is easily twice as fast as the average whale watching boat and the Blackfish Fleet are the fastest whale watching 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 the whales and environment. BRAND NEW this year, Summer 2017, the Blackfish IV is great for whale watching and custom charters.

“The Triton”

32ft Aluminum Chamber Boat

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 13 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 whales easy no matter where you are on the boat! Our most popular vessel for private whale watching charters, early reservations are strongly recommended for July and August.

 

“The Blackfish Express

38ft Aluminum Catamaran

The Blackfish Express is the ultimate thrill ride as thefastest 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, and plenty of cushioned seating. You would never guess it has top speeds  over 50 mph because it has such a smooth, comfortable ride- until you watch as we fly by all the other boats! With the same twin outboard engines as the Blackfish II and the Blackfish III but half the weight, the Blackfish Expressis very fuel-efficient yet whisper-quiet when we slow down to an idle to watch wildlife.   For the truly adventurous, the Blackfish Express is the ideal boat for getting to the whales fast! This boat is the perfect vessel to make your private charter into the adventure of a lifetime.

NOT AVAILABLE FOR FISHING.

“The Loki”

26 ft Catamaran

The Loki is the perfect combination of speed and comfort, ideal for a small group or private charter. A great choice for family outings with an enclosed area and bathroom, it is ideal for fishing as well as whale watching. The catamaran hull provides a stable fishing platform and great viewing area. It has full electronics and can cruise at 30 mph with a top speed of 45 mph. Loki has a maximum of 6 people plus crew.  Our most popular vessels for fishing, this boat is certified for salmon fishing! Early reservations are strongly recommended for July and August.

 

“The Blackmouth”

26 ft Catamaran

The Blackmouth is the perfect combination of speed and comfort, ideal for a small group or private charter. A great choice for family outings with an enclosed area and bathroom, it is ideal for fishing as well as whale watching. The catamaran hull provides a stable fishing platform and great viewing area. It has full electronics and can cruise at 30 mph with a top speed of 45 mph. The Blackmouth has a maximum of 6 people plus crew.  Our most popular vessel for fishing, this boat is certified for salmon fishing! Early reservations are strongly recommended for July and August.

 

“The Sun Runner” &”The Kodiak”

23ft Skiff

The Kodiak is ideal for small groups interested in fishing, island hopping, lighthouse tours, birdwatching, and water taxis. Combine any of these activities for the ultimate island adventure! With a spacious and open atmosphere, fishing is made easy for groups up to 4 fishermen. Built in steps on the bow of the boat make beach landings easy, perfect for island hopping throughout the San Juans. Maximum of 6 passengers.

NOT AVAILABLE FOR WHALE WATCHING.

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM ORCAS ISLAND.