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Your goal is to see whales and our goal is to show them to you. With thousands of departures over 29 years, our local knowledge of orcas and other whales is unmatched. As a result, our success rate is the best in the industry. Our whale watching tours are guaranteed to connect you with whales, or your next trip is free.


From Our Family to Yours

Puget Sound Express has been operating whale watching tours for 29 years, and in that time we have always endeavored to make your trip a lasting memory. Ours is a family-run business, with three generations of knowledge and caring at the ready. Read more

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From Our Family to Yours: Thank You!

By Admin in Latest News


2014 was an outstanding year on the water. Our family has been taking folks just like you out on the water for nearly 30 years. It has been – and continues to be – a privilege to have you join us on our Olympic Peninsula whale watching tours.

Our family wishes you all the best over the holiday season, and throughout the coming year.

Stay tuned for information on our 2015 tours!


Celebrate the Season with Seattle Christmas Cruises

By Admin in Latest News

Join Puget Sound Express for the Seattle Christmas Ship Parade! Each year, Argosy Harbor Tours dresses up their main tour boat, The Spirit of Seattle with Christmas lights and a live choir that sings carols to everyone around the vessel. During the trip many other boats, also in Christmas lights, join the parade and sing along with the choir.


On these nights we board the Glacier Spirit and travel to Seattle. We choose dates that are the most popular, so that you are sure to get a good show. Along the way, we enjoy some warm soup with fresh baked bread while enjoying Christmas carols and great company. Once in Seattle, we join the Parade by the waterfront soaking up the sights and sounds of the choir singing from the ‘Christmas Ship.’

Cost for each trip is $85 per person. To reserve a seat, please call us at 360-385-5288, or click below to reserve online.

  • December 13, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade (complete)
    Depart from Port Townsend, cruise to Elliot Bay and the Great Wheel on the Seattle Waterfront.
  • December 16, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade (complete)
      Depart from PORT LUDLOW, Cruise through the Lake Union ship canal and Golden Gardens.
  • December 20, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade. (complete)
      Depart from Port Townsend, cruise through the Lake Union ship canal to Kirkland and Madison Park.
  • December 23, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade. (complete)
      Depart from Port Townsend. This is the grand finale and one of the most dramatic settings with Lake Union and the Seattle skyline in the background.

Cinderella Cruises From Port Ludlow

By Admin in Latest News

CinderellaSee Key City Public Theatre’s tale of kind-heartedness, with a round-trip cruise on the 70-seat Glacier Spirit from Port Ludlow provided by Puget Sound Express.

Cruise to the show from Port Ludlow!

$75/person ($55 children 12 and under) includes the play, the cruise, onboard refreshments, and free parking at the Port Ludlow Marina.

Purchase tickets online, or call 360-385-5278.

Enjoy pre and post cruise specials at the Fireside Restaurant at the Resort at Port Ludlow.

Saturday, December 13

  • Depart 11:45am
  • Show starts 1pm
  • Return to Port Ludlow at 4pm

Sunday, December 21

  • Depart 9:45am
  • Show starts 11am
  • Return to Port Ludlow at 2pm

Sunday, December 21

  • Depart 2:45pm
  • Show starts 4pm
  • Return to Port Ludlow at 7pm

Friday, December 26

  • Depart 1:15pm
  • Show starts 2:30pm
  • Return to Port Ludlow at 5:30pm

Saturday, December 27

  • Depart 1:15pm
  • Show starts 2:30pm
  • Return to Port Ludlow at 5:30pm

Key City Public Theatre’s production of CINDERELLA is adapted from the Charles Perrault fairy tale and directed by Duncan Frost.

Inspired by traditional British pantomime,CINDERELLA combines splendor, slapstick & song in a unique all-ages celebration of the girl whose sincerity elevates her from rags to riches.  Our holiday gift to you is Charles Perrault’s timeless tale of kind-heartedness.

Location:  Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington Street, Port Townsend.


Humpbacks, Orcas, Minkes – We Have Them All

By Admin in Latest News

We are in the midst of an epic season of whale watching in Washington. In addition to the Southern Resident orcas, the Port Townsend/San Juan Island area is now very popular with migrating humpback whales!

Thanks to customer Peter Giraudin for sharing this terrific photo from his cruise with us.