Take home life-long memories with our whale-watching tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

An easy day trip from Seattle, San Juan Safaris is San Juan Island’s premier group activities provider. We offer custom private tour experiences for groups of 1 to 100 participants, focusing on seamless service, complimentary itinerary planning, and personalized attention to detail.

Known as one of the top tour providers in the Pacific Northwest, our clients include Roche Harbor Resort Brides & Grooms, corporate level Google and Microsoft employees, Young Presidents Organization chapters, Sierra Club, conservation groups, scout organizations, and international travel companies.

Arrange a private activity for a variety of groups and occasions including:

  • Corporate Event
  • Family Reunion
  • Wedding Activity
  • Scout and School Groups
  • Memorial Charter
  • Anniversary Celebration
  • Birthday Party
  • Retirement Party
  • Team Building Activity
  • Privacy

With two departure locations on San Juan Island, San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours by Vessel and Guided Sea Kayak Tours are easily accessible from the Friday Harbor ferry terminal and the surrounding Islands. With four charter vessel sizes to choose from, sea kayak tours, land based hiking and cycling tours, and a variety of hourly rentals options, San Juan Safaris has a tour experience to accommodate your group activity and ideal budget. 

Choose your tour expereince

Private activities can include:

  • Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour by Vessel
  • Guided Sea Kayak Tour
  • Multi-Day Kayak Tour and Custom Multi-Sport Tour
  • Land Based Hiking Tour
  • Bicycling Tour of San Juan Island, Lopez Island, and/or Orcas Island

San Juan Safaris Sea Lion

The Sea Lion is our flagship vessel, built specifically for whale watching & wildlife viewing. 55 feet - up to 49 passengers.

  • Large windowed and heated cabin
  • Convenient indoor seating with tables
  • 360° viewing deck
  • Spacious restroom
  • Great for families with small children

San Juan Safaris Kestrel Fast Boat

The Kestrel is our new high-speed adventure vessel -- Fast and fun! 35 feet - up to 24 passengers.

  • Fast, safe, and comfortable
  • 360° viewing deck
  • All-weather exposure suits keep you warm and dry
  • Onboard restroom
  • Great for children 8 years and up