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SAN JUAN ISLAND WHALE WATCHING TOURS

An unforgettable experience of breathtaking natural beauty in the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest

Classic Whale Watch from Friday Harbor
Boat Tour,
Kid Friendly,
Whale Watch

Classic Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour @ Friday Harbor

  • 3-4 hours on the water 
  • Departs from Friday Harbor
  • Marine Naturalist(s) for questions
  • Heated inside the cabin area
  • Comfortable restroom(s)
  • Great for families and small kids

Adult: $125.00
Child: $89.00

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Classic Whale Watch from Roche Harbor
Boat Tour,
Kid Friendly,
Whale Watch

Classic Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour @ Roche Harbor

  • 3-4 hours on the water 
  • Departs from Roche Harbor
  • Marine Naturalist(s) for questions
  • Heated inside the cabin area
  • Comfortable restroom(s)
  • Great for families and small kids

Adult: $125.00
Child: $89.00

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Adventure Whale Watch from Friday Harbor
Boat Tour,
Kid Friendly,
Whale Watch

Adventure Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour @ Friday Harbor

  • Almost water-level views
  • Smallest vessel in the fleet
  • Fast, safe, and comfortable
  • Provided warm suits keep you comfy & dry
  • Restroom on board
  • 360° walk around viewing deck

Adult: $145.00
Child: $145.00

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Getting Here

Traveling to the San Juan Islands

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What to bring

It's not an adventure without some kit

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Whale watching FAQ

Answers to some common questions

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Why Us?

Dive into our history and team

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Around the island

Things in our spectacular hometown

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Conservation

Our commitment to the environment

San Juan Island Sunset

OUR SPECTACULAR BACKDROP

The San Juan Islands

There's nowhere else in the world quite like the San Juan Islands.  

Located just a few hours from downtown Seattle by car and ferry (or an even shorter plane ride), the San Juan Islands are home to a thriving population of majestic orca whales.

Orca Whales live, play, and raise their young in the waters of the Haro Strait near San Juan Island, Washington.  In the spring, summer, and fall they ply the calm, cold, clear waters of the San Juan Islands, following the schools of Pacific salmon returning to the rivers where they were born.  From mid-April until the beginning of October there's no better place to see orca whales than the San Juan Islands.

In addition to whale watching, there's plenty to do in Friday Harbor and the rest of the San Juan Islands, including sea kayaking, hiking, and biking.  You'll also find plenty of local farms, vineyards, and farm-to-table restaurants to visit!

  • It was awesome!! It took a little while to find some whales but when we did it was the most amazing and majestic sight to see!! Highly recommend for out of towners!!

    Ellen M VISITED SEPTEMBER 2022

  • We saw two orcas on several occasions during the cruise in addition to the bald eagle, blue heron, turkey vulture, harbor seal and sea lion. Great crew. Recommended!

    Juha Moisio VISITED JULY 2022

  • We had a great time! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable and the weather was perfect. We got to see a pod of orcas and had a lovely tour of the islands.

    Christine S VISITED JUNE 2022