Epic Weather – Epic Whale Watching


2015 is a year to remember. Once-in-a-generation weather. All resident orca pods present and accounted for. And we’re in the midst of an incredible baby boom – with 4 orca calves joining the endangered J  & L Southern Resident Pods so far this year.

This may be the best year to go whale watching in recent memory!

We have our own new baby ourselves – the Chilkat Express – the fastest, greenest whale watching boat in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right – the Seattle metro area now has its first-ever half-day whale watch option. See orcas, humpback whales and all the majestic wildlife of the Pacific Northwest with our new tour out of Edmonds, just a few minutes north of Seattle. Seattle Whale Watching has never been easier!

Between our Port Townsend and Edmonds runs, we have 5 different GUARANTEED whale watching tours you can choose from every day:


Orca Photos by Janine Harles

baby orcas photo by janine harles

We have been incredibly fortunate to have Edmonds photographer Janine Harles join us for a few of our Seattle/Edmonds whale watching tours. She has captured some truly stunning images, including of the new J-Pod baby orcas that we are seeing this year in the Salish Sea. She has been kind enough to share many of these on the Puget Sound Express Facebook page – so please take some time to browse over there.

Thanks to Janine – and to the orcas, who are out in force this year. Combined with epic weather, 2015 is turning out to be epic for whale watching . Remember, we offer 3 daily San Juan Island whale watching cruises in the summer: 4 Hour Whale Watching Tours out of Port Townsend, Full Day Whale Watching Tours from Port Townsend (that include a 2 hour stopover in Friday Harbor), and our half-day Seattle Whale Watching Tour that departs from Edmonds. ALL are guaranteed to see whales.


Hop on a Key City Cruise July 9

Join Puget Sound Express, Port Ludlow Resort, and Key City Public Theater for a waterfront cruise and one of the greatest theatre comedies of all time!

Charles Ludlam’s satirical masterpiece, The Mystery of Irma Vep tells the story of leading Egyptologist Lord Edgar and his new wife, Lady Enid, both of whom must contend with the tragic and haunting figure of Irma Vep, Lord Edgar’s late first wife. But this is not the only thing amiss at the gothic mansion of Mandacrest Estate. Jane, the acerbic maid, remains devoted to the memory of her former mistress, and the groundskeeper, Nicodemus has secrets of his own. Throw in some werewolves, vampires, mummies, and all things that go bump in the night — played by two actors in some 35 quick changes and you’ve got one hysterical farce!!! This show will keep you in stitches right up to the final twist!