Seattle

What You'll See

Seattle

native whales:
  • Gray Whales
  • Orca Whales
  • Minke Whales
  • Transient Orca Whales
other marine life:
  • Dall's Porpoise
  • Harbor Seals
  • Stellar Sea Lions
  • California Sea Lions
  • Geoducks
  • Salmon
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Sunflower Sea Stars
  • Scallops
  • Barnacles




Seattle

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.




Friday Harbor

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch Tours

Address: 2 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone: (800) 450-6858 / (360) 378-1323

Email: fun@sanjuansafaris.com

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!

Seattle

Seattle Orca Whale Watching

Address: 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: (800) 888-2535

Email: reservations@victoriaclipper.com

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!

Seattle

Seattle Gray Whale Watching

Address: 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: (800) 888-2535

Email: reservations@victoriaclipper.com

why you should book: Gray whale watching is 35 tons of fun! For select dates only, the Victoria Clipper III departs Seattle for whale watching and a stop on either Langley or Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Book today!