We’re enjoying a glorious late spring in the Pacific Northwest, and as of May 11, 2012 – we are running our full day Port Townsend – San Juan Island whale watching tours!
Our signature tour, this daylong cruise on the Glacier Spirit combines orca watching with an on-board naturalist, and a tour of the beautiful San Juan Islands. We visit the popular town of Friday Harbor for shopping, island cuisine, and sightseeing.
This San Juan Islands trip is also the official ferry route between Port Townsend and Friday Harbor; we are the only company on the Olympic Peninsula that offers a day-long tour combining whale watching with a port of call on San Juan Island.
Our tour departs Port Townsend at 9am and heads across the magnificent Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the San Juan Islands. Along the way, the natural history and wildlife are pointed out by our trained marine naturalist. Usually, about ninety minutes into the cruise, orca whales are sighted along the western flanks of San Juan Island.
Visit our tour page for more information, including a trip description – it’s a great trip and a lot of fun!
—p.s. A 2011 customer posted a terrific, comprehensive description of her San Juan Island/Friday Harbor trip. Her review gives a great feel for the day (and more!).
Spring has sprung – and orcas are waiting for you! Our 2012 orca season begins on May 1 and our family is excited about showing you the amazing Southern Resident Pod of orcas (killer whales) in the San Juan Islands.
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 the trip – or we’ll give you another trip absolutely free.
Our 4 Hour Guaranteed Killer Whale Watching Tour is the perfect trip for visitors and travelers with a busy schedule!
We depart Port Townsend both in the morning (10pm) and in the afternoon (2:30pm). We head out to the San Juan Islands to wherever the whales are in Olympus, our comfortable, high speed tour boat.
The trip features inside seating and outside viewing areas, as well as a snack bar and restroom. 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.