Port Townsend Tours
Whales, Birds, Wildlife, & some of the nation’s most stunning scenery – all viewable from our Port Townsend departure location.
Port Townsend Half Day Whale Watching Tour
April 29 – September 9
This tour departs Port Townsend both in the morning (10:00am) and in the afternoon (during the summer @ 2:30pm). “PT” is ideally located to see whales; our range includes the San Juan Islands, Victoria, and Puget Sound.
Port Townsend Gray Whale Watching Tour
March 11 – April 18
See gray whales on their annual migration from the Baja Peninsula to the Bering Sea. During their 10,000 mile journey, they make a detour into Puget Sound to feed on the ample ghost shrimp found here.
Port Townsend Full Day Whale Watching Tour
July 15 – September 9
Guaranteed whale watching with a two-hour lunch stop in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island. This daylong tour is our signature tour – the one that started it all – a perfect combination of wildlife, and scenery.
3-day San Juan Islands Wildlife cruise
June, July, October
Selected by National Geographic as one of the World’s Top 3 destinations; see whales, wildlife, and a dizzying array of seabirds. Enjoy days on the water, and evenings on San Juan Island.
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 Chilkat Express 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.
Health & Safety Updates
Beginning March 12, 2022, masks are optional onboard PSE vessels.