San Juan Safaris has 3 vessels that operate out of Friday Harbor and one from our exclusive location at Roche Harbor with sister company San Juan Outfitters.

MV Sea Lion Whale and Wildlife Viewing Vessel
MV Sea Lion Whale and Wildlife Viewing Vessel

M/V Sea Lion

Departs from Friday Harbor

The Sea Lion is our flagship vessel, built specifically for whale watching & wildlife viewing. 55 feet - up to 44 passengers.

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

Make reservations here for Sea Lion.

MV Kestrel Whale and Wildlife Viewing Vessel
MV Kestrel Whale and Wildlife Viewing Vessel

M/V Kestrel

Departs from Friday Harbor

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

Make reservations here for Kestrel

See humpbacks and orcas with the Kittiwake off of San Juan Island

M/V Kittiwake

Departs from Friday Harbor - Private Charter Only

The Kittiwake is our smallest vessel with our lowest guest to naturalist ratio. 33 feet - up to 14 passengers.

  • Low deck - great for wildlife viewing
  • Three quarters cabin with covered deck
  • Onboard marine restroom
  • Great for families with older children
  • Most economical private charter option
See humpbacks and orcas with the Seahawk off of San Juan Island

M/V Seahawk

Departs from Roche Harbor

The Sea Hawk is San Juan Island's only "mid-sized" vessel. 42 feet - up to 24 passengers.

  • Departs from Roche Harbor, San Juan Island
  • Large windowed and heated cabin
  • 360° viewing deck
  • Onboard restroom
  • Great for families with small children

Make reservations here for Seahawk