Day-long whale watching tours from Seattle circumnavigate Whidbey Island, sail through breathtaking Deception Pass, and travel through the San Juan Islands, while trained naturalists introduce passengers to this remarkable ecosystem and its wildlife. Transient orcas are sometimes spotted hunting the harbor seals and porpoises that make up their preferred prey. Minke and humpback whales may be seen, and both California and Steller's sea lions join the salmon hunt in late spring and early autumn.
Bald eagles and ospreys hunt fish from the sky, and shorebirds like great blue herons and black oystercatchers wade along the beaches. A multitude of alcids, gulls, terns and other marine birds are present throughout the summer.
Address: 2 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: (800) 450-6858 / (360) 378-1323
why you should book: San Juan Safaris Whale Watch and Wildlife Tours depart from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island – the premier location to view wild Orca Whales! Professional Marine Naturalists provide information when viewing wildlife and landmarks. Come aboard our spacious, fast, 55 ft vessel the Sea Lion for the ride of a lifetime!
Address: 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (800) 888-2535
why you should book: The only orca whale watching tour departing Seattle! Our onboard naturalist will be your wildlife guide as you make your way to the San Juan Islands— a world-renowned destination for whale watching. Day trip and overnight getaways are available. Book today!