New Whale Watching Boat! Meet The Saratoga

Today is a very special day for Puget Sound Express. This is the very first trip into the water for our BRAND NEW whale watching vessel: MV Saratoga. This 149-seat catamaran has been designed with our customers, whales, and the environment in mind. She will begin taking passengers to see whales later this month, joining the Chilkat Express for our … Read More

New Gray Whale Enters Puget Sound

This past week has been such a blast out on the water. Not only have we had some of the best end of winter weather, with bright sunshine, little wind and calm seas, we’ve also had plenty of whales! Each day, as we leave the dock, we are filled with wonder and excitement because we never know what or who … Read More

2018 Gray Whale Season Off to a Great Start

Pictured above: #53 Little Patch as he surfaces to catch his breath This past weekend was one of the best opening weekends we’ve ever had. The weather was spectacular and seas were amazingly flat and calm. We caught up with 4 of the 12 local Gray Whales that return to our waters every March. Typically they all arrive/depart at different … Read More

2018 ‘Taste of Northwest’ Culinary Cruises Announced

If you love food, love travel, and want to explore Olympic Coastal Cuisine, don’t miss our 2018 “Taste of Northwest” 3-day Culinary Cruises! Explore the Salish Sea through the eyes of a chef.  Experience the bounty of Olympic Coast Cuisine with Chef Diane LaVonne and Puget Sound Express on a 3-day culinary tour of Washington’s Salish Sea. Our 2018 dates … Read More

Reservations Now Open for 2018 Gray Whale Tours

It’s just about time for Gray Whale season! We’re using January and February to spruce up and maintain our whale watching boats – but once March arrives, we’ll be heading out for guaranteed gray whale watching tours in both Edmonds and Port Townsend. 2018 Gray Whale Tours will run March 10-April 26. Tours departing from Port Townsend begin at 10am, … Read More

November Great So Far For Seeing Southern Residents

November 2017  has really seemed to be the best month so far this year to see our endangered Southern Resident orcas. They’ve been in feasting on chum salmon in the Salish Sea – around San Juan Island, near Canada, and even in Puget Sound. The chum run has been stronger this year than the chinook run.  We are grateful and … Read More