November 1 – December 31, 2023
11:30 departure Wed/Fri/Sat; daily Dec. 26-31 (closed 12/24-25)
February – April 25, 2024
Spring Gray Whale Tours
April 26 – September 22, 2024
9:30am daily departure
June 15 – September 2, 2024
additional 2:30pm daily departure
September 23 – October 27, 2024
11:30am daily departure
November 1 – December 31, 2024
11:30am departure Wed/Fri/Sat; daily Dec. 20-31 (closed Dec 24-26)
Adult: $145 Child (2-10): $115 Infants: Free
The tour is 4-5 hours in length. Our boats feature tiered outdoor viewing, wraparound decks, an inside heated cabin, TV monitors for naturalist presentations and map tracking the areas we travel through, 3 restrooms and a galley serving snacks, hot and cold beverages, along with our warm Blueberry Buckle.
Need Lunch? We offer boxed lunches on-board from Vinbero that include a sandwich, chips and a beverage. Lunches need to be pre-ordered by 3:00pm the day prior. Choices include Ham, Turkey or Caprese sandwiches.
We most often sail the Swiftsure for this tour.
Cruising at over 40mph, our custom-designed whale watching boats 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 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.