Top 12 Wildlife Photography Tips

From whales to birds, and bears and beyond – photographer Bart Rulon has seen and shot it all. Bart is leading our 2017 Wildlife Photography Expeditions (May 9-11 & September 19-21) in the San Juan Islands. These photography workshops are geared toward passionate photographers who want to spend the extra time with whales & wildlife in order to get the best … Read More

2017 Gray Whale Tours Begin March 11

Gray Whale season is almost here! We start guaranteed gray whale watching tours on March 11 from our Port Townsend & Edmonds locations. Each spring, majestic gray whales migrate from the southern waters of Baja, Mexico north to Alaska. In March and April they pass through the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound, providing an excellent opportunity to … Read More

Lunge Feeding Humpback Whale

On September 15, 2016, Puget Sound Express found a humpback whale named “Raptor” (BCY0458) in north Puget Sound. At first, this whale just seemed to be traveling but then, he/she suddenly decided it was time to eat and lunged at the surface only. Shown here is Raptor surfacing with mouth open. Baleen is brown and connected to the roof of the … Read More

Upgrading Boats in 2017 For Your Comfort

During the winter, we update, refurbish and overhaul our boats to ensure that you, our customer, have the best experience possible whale watching in the Pacific Northwest. As a reminder, Puget Sound Express operates 3 boats: Chilkat Express – 61-seats (the fastest boat on the West coast) for our Seattle Whale Watching Tours Glacier Spirit – 70-seats for our Port … Read More

2017 Whale Watching Update

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed to be located in what is arguably, the best location in the entire continental United States to see whales. As we begin 2017, we’d like to give you a sense of how our major whale populations are doing and what we are expecting in terms of whale watching in 2017. Southern Resident … Read More

Announcing Our 2017 3-Day Wildlife Photography Expeditions

We’re excited to announce that we are now taking reservations for our 2017 3-Day Wildlife Photography Expeditions. Join professional wildlife photographer Bart Rulon and Puget Sound Express  May 9-11 and September 19-21 for an amazing 3 day experience focused on whales and other wildlife in and around the San Juan Islands. This expedition is limited to 6-8 participants in order … Read More