San Juan Islands Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a Whale Watching Adventure on this Day Trip to Northern Washington's San Juan Islands

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Enjoy a full-day sightseeing excursion to Northern Washington's San Juan Islands during this Whale Watching Cruise.  

Your scenic adventure begins at the Seattle waterfront where you will board the Victoria Clipper III and cruise north through the waters of Puget Sound. Once you reach your destination you will enjoy a two and a half hour Whale and Sealife excursion of the San Juan Islands. Be on the lookout for the Native and migratory pods of Orca Whales, bald eagles, Dall's porpoises, sea otters and more! Once the Ship arrives back at the charming seaside village of Friday Harbor you will have two hours to explore the tree-lined streets, enjoy some of the great indoor or outdoor activities, shop at the specialty stores and galleries filled with unique crafts and local art, dine at one of the town's fabulous restaurants or take a fascinating tour of the famous Whale Museum!

This Seattle to San Juan Island Whale Watching Trip is one of the best ways to take in all of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and makes a great gift.

Where It's Located hide

  • Seattle, Washington

Who Is Included hide

This San Juan Islands Whale Watching Cruise Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. You will be joined by other participants on this excursion.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The San Juan Islands Whale Watching Cruises are available Friday thru Sunday June thru August and Saturdays and Sundays in September, subject to availability. Sails typically depart Seattle at 8:15 AM and return to Seattle at 7:45 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The San Juan Islands Whale Watching Excursions include a 3½ cruise from Seattle to Friday Harbor, a 2½ Whale & Sea Life Cruise, 2 hours in Friday Harbor and a 2¾ cruise from Friday Harbor to Seattle; and, has a total duration of approximately 11½ hours.

Depart Pier 69 in Seattle: 8:15 AM
Arrive Friday Harbor: 11:45 AM
Whale & Sealife Search: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Free time in Friday Harbor: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Depart Friday Harbor: 5:00 PM
Arrive Seattle: 7:45 PM

Weather hide

This Whale Watching Trips may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably in layers, flat rubber soled shoes and sunglasses are recommended for this full day sightseeing experience.

Additional Information hide

Price includes all applicable taxes and round-trip cruise fees.

Cruises take place on the Victoria Clipper III:
114 feet long, 28.5 feet wide
Holds 239 passengers and 4-6 attendants for service
Waterjet propulsion system
Speed up to 25 knots
Topside outside deck open to passengers
Most seats at tables or booths
Bench seating on upper and lower deck
5 emergency exits and 7 life rafts

Food and beverages are available for purchase on board the ship. Price does not include meals or other activities in Friday Harbor. The crew asks that you plan accordingly by bringing books, videos, games, toys etc. to occupy children, however, because of the time spent on the boat this tour is not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Whale sightings are guaranteed during the Whale & Sealife Search, if you do not see a whale you will receive a coupon for a complimentary trip.


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Changes to reservations for the San Juan Islands Whale Watching Cruise Experience cannot be made once the date of this Experience is reserved.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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