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

Announcing our 2017 3-Day Birdwatching & Wildlife Cruises

We are excited to announce that reservations are now open for Puget Sound Express’ popular 3-Day Birdwatching and Wildlife Cruises in the San Juan Islands. Selected by National Geographic as one of the World’s Top 3 destinations, the waters around the San Juan Islands are home to orcas (killer whales), minke whales, gray whales, humpback whales, stellar sea lions, porpoise, … Read More

Give the Gift of Whale Watching

As we approach the 2016 Holiday Season, all of us at Puget Sound Express want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who brought family, friends and visitors out on the water this year. It was a spectacular whale watching season and we can’t wait till next year. We are now accepting reservations for all 2017 tours, including our … Read More

Learn How to Take Great Whale Photos

What makes for a perfect whale photo? Photographer Bart Rulon shares the story behind this iconic shot. (A reminder that we’re running a 3-day photo expedition with Bart on Sept. 12-14. If you want to learn how to get shots like this – sign up pronto!) “This photograph was taken on one of my private wildlife photo tours a few … Read More