March 5 – April 28
Spring Gray Whale Tours
April 29 – October 2
9:30am daily departure
June 10 – September 5
additional 2:30pm daily departure
October 3 – 30
11:30 daily departure
November 2 – January 1
11:30 departure Wed/Fri/Sat
Adult: $135 Child (2-10): $95 Infants: Free
The tour is 4-5 hours in length. Our vessels feature an inside heated cabin, TV monitors for naturalist presentations and map tracking the areas we travel through, 2 restrooms and a galley serving snacks, hot and cold beverages, along with our warm Blueberry Buckle.
Need Lunch? We offer boxed lunches on-board that include a sandwich, chips and a beverage. Due to our partnership with a local restaurant, lunches need to be pre-ordered by 3:00pm the day prior. Choices include Ham, Turkey or Caprese sandwiches.
Cruising at over 40mph, the Saratoga and the Swiftsure will take you throughout the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands to find whales. Our vessels are the fastest and most comfortable whale watching boats in the Northwest. Combine that with three generations of dedication and experience connecting Seattle 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
This extraordinary half-day tour features spacious, comfortable indoor seating and large windows, restrooms, outside viewing decks, and a great galley/cafe — which of course also serves up our signature, freshly baked “blueberry buckle” on every trip. Outside, it’s a menagerie of whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals, sea lions, otters, shorebirds and many other species of marine life, something different every trip.
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.