April 28 – September 24
9am daily departures
Round Trip Fares
Adult: $155; Child (2-10): $115; Infants: FREE
Average tour time = 8 hours, including a two-hour lunch stop in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.
One Way Fares
Visit our Passenger Ferry page to book one-way fares. (Note whale watching guarantee does not apply on one-way trips.)
This tour is the perfect combination of wildlife, and scenery – a true day trip adventure! Our 8 hour whale watching cruise in the San Juan Islands is also the official passenger ferry route between Port Townsend and Friday Harbor. We are the only company on the Olympic Peninsula that offers a guaranteed whale watching with a port of call on San Juan Island.
Heading to San Juan Island for a kayak or bike adventure? No problem. We are happy to transport your kayak or bike on the boat for a small fee.
So much fun, and the guides were great. I recommend this trip and the time at Friday Harbor. Exploring the harbor once there was great. [The trip is] great for people of all ages. We were able to see lots of wildlife including orcas and a humpback whale, which breached…
The 70-seat MV Glacier Spirit features comfortable indoor seating for everyone, a wrap-around outside viewing deck, as well as a snack bar and restroom. Don’t miss our signature, freshly-baked “blueberry buckle!” Along with viewing whales, we often find bald eagles, harbor seals, California and Steller sea lions, tufted puffins and many other species of marine life. Our trained naturalist guides you through the many sites along the way, and if the whales are “talking,” you’ll be able to hear them on our hydrophone.
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.