2024 Seattle/Edmonds Tours
February 14 – 28
11:30am departures on Wed/Fri/Sat
March 1 – April 25
11:30am daily departures
2024 Port Townsend Tours
March 9 – April 25
12pm departures on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Adult: $95 Child (2-10): $75 Infants: Free
Seattle tours last 2.5 hours; Port Townsend tours 4 hours. Our vessels feature an inside heated cabin, TV monitors for naturalist presentations and map tracking the areas we travel through, restrooms and a galley serving snacks, hot and cold beverages, along with our warm Blueberry Buckle.
We most frequently see gray whales in waters that are protected and usually quite calm.
We most often sail the Swiftsure (Edmonds), Saratoga, and Red Head (Port Townsend) for these tours.
We offer two departure points to see grays – Seattle/Edmonds and Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. Our vessels are the most comfortable whale watching boats in the Northwest. Combined with three generations of dedication and experience connecting visitors with the great outdoors, we guarantee you’ll see whales or your next trip is free!
We saw many whales and the boat and staff could not have been nicer. It was the perfect amount of time for an 11 and 14 year old on the half-day trip from Edmonds. The entire boat was very comfortable and clean. Very memorable and the favorite part of our Seattle family trip
The annual gray whale migration from the Baja Peninsula to the Bering Sea is a challenging, 10,000 mile journey for these great creatures. We’re fortunate that the whales make a detour from their off-shore journey to join us in March and April to feed on the ghost shrimp found here, and build up their fat stores for the remainder of their journey to Alaska.
Whale-wise Whale Watching
Puget Sound Express is a proud member of the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), dedicated to responsible, sustainable marine wildlife viewing and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. We’re also dedicated to reducing our footprint out there. The Saratoga and Swiftsure are sound-proofed, hydrofoil jet boats with no propellers, making them the quietest vessels in the whale watch fleet.
Learn about our practices and our conservation partners.