Some days we have to pinch ourselves and simply marvel at the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Here is a photo of the Olympus, our 30-person boat that we use on our 4 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watching tours, as it passes through Deception Pass after a great day watching transient orcas in Penn Cove.
It’s been a terrific start to the whale watching season so far. Our Southern Resident pods are back, and we’ve had some great sighting of transient orcas as well. Speaking of transients, on June 20, our son Christopher took this short video of a transient encounter at Partridge Bank. Another beautiful day on the water.
We’re only a few weeks into the 2013 orca whale watching season here in the Pacific Northwest, but we have been seeing plenty of whales and wildlife. We love it when our customers send us their photos, and so far this year, our Puget Sound Express Facebook Page has been filled with terrific customer photos.
For your viewing pleasure, we are pleased to present some of our favorites so far. Thanks to Angie Miller, Levi, Barry Truscott, and Maggie McCormick for sharing some of their whale watching experiences with us.
Effective May 1, 2013 Puget Sound Express is running 4 Hour Orca Watching Tours departing from Port Townsend.
This tour is the perfect trip for visitors and travelers with a busy schedule. Three generations of our family have helped visitors spend time with orca whales – that experience and dedication makes it possible for us to guarantee that you’ll see whales on this trip – or we’ll give you another trip absolutely free. Learn more about our unconditional guarantee.
Our cruise departs Port Townsend at 10am in the Olympus, our comfortable, high speed tour boat (which has inside seating and outside viewing areas, as well as a snack bar and restroom). We head out to the San Juan Islands – or wherever the whales are if they are in our range. We aim to return around 2pm, but depending on where the orcas are hanging out, we can run under or over that, ranging from 3.5 – 5.5 hours.
Just like in our full day tour, there is a trained marine naturalist guiding you through the many sites along the way, and if the whales are “singing,” you’ll be able to hear them with our hydrophone.