We are happy to welcome your group!

Group tours and custom tours are an outstanding way to build team spirit, celebrate important events or milestones, or bring the extended family together. From weddings, to parties, to product launches – we’ve probably done it all and have extensive experience crafting memorable experiences out on the water.

All group tours/charters must be prearranged; please call us at 360-385-5288, or email info@pugetsoundexpress.com.

Pricing for group tours depends on whether you are joining us for a scheduled departure, or a custom charter. Note that the charter rates indicated below are for charters taking place outside our normal operating hours. Should you wish to arrange for a full boat custom charter during our normal operating hours, full boat rates apply.

We offer three kinds of group tours – the first two involve you joining one of our pre-scheduled tours.

1. Partial group tour, for groups traveling on scheduled departures.

2. Full Boat tour, for groups traveling on scheduled departures.

3. Full Boat custom charter – Field trips, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, etc.
(View Saratoga & Chilkat Group/Charter Flyer)

Saratoga: Edmonds departure; 120 passengers; Call for pricing
Chilkat Express: Edmonds departure; 58 passengers; $1500/hour
Glacier Spirit: Port Townsend departure; 72 passengers; $800/hour
Red Head: Port Townsend departure; 40 passengers; $600/hour

Charters and custom tours are subject to applicable service fees and taxes.

Our Boats

The Saratoga is a catamaran with 2 asymmetrical semi-planing hulls, and an articulated hydrofoil that allows the boat to efficiently travel at 35 knots (40mph). This propeller-less design, coupled with finely-tuned, wave-piercing bows, allows the boat to travel through both calm and rough water at speed, while keeping underwater noise to a minimum. All 4 Scania D16 engines have waterlift mufflers, and carbon fiber driveshafts to save weight, and state of the art soundproofing to reduce noise. In addition to a wrap-around viewing deck, restrooms, and galley, the Saratoga is equipped with 7 HDTVs and a premium sound system with speakers inside and out, for whale watching naturalist presentations.


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