We always are in awe of nature. But on May 15, 2012, our whale watching tour glimpsed something quite stunning: a sea lion pursuing and playing with an octopus. Nature truly is wild, and we got a window into that in this encounter. Deep gratitude to customer Ryan Zondervan for sharing this amazing photo.
We’re enjoying a glorious late spring in the Pacific Northwest, and as of May 11, 2012 – we are running our full day Port Townsend – San Juan Island whale watching tours! Our signature tour, this daylong cruise on the Glacier Spirit combines orca watching with an on-board naturalist, and a tour of the beautiful San Juan Islands. We visit the popular … Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to travel with Puget Sound Express from Port Townsend to San Juan Island (Friday Harbor), we encourage you to read a terrific, comprehensive trip report from The Bluebirds and Butterflies blog. Getting Ready to Hop on the Glacier Spirit This fun-loving family took the Glacier Spirit from Port Townsend to Friday Harbor … Read More
We’ve had a great spring season of gray whale watching here in Puget Sound. Not only did we see grays on most every trip, we also had some incredible encounters with humpback whales – a real treat for our customers. We’ve put our official gray whale tours to bed for the season, and are now focusing our whale watching cruises … Read More
This is the final week for regularly-scheduled ferry service between Port Townsend and Friday Harbor/San Juan Island. From here on out, the weather gets just a bit too frosty for most folks, and so we focus our energy on special tours and charters. This final week is usually a great week, however, and our look at the forecast confirms that … Read More
It has been a great summer for whale watching in Port Townsend. As the summer winds down and students head back to school, we are also making some changes to our sailing schedule. Our guaranteed 4-Hour Whale Watching Tour will run until September 6, 2010 (returning again in late spring 2011). After the 6th, our primary run will be the … Read More