Join us on San Juan Island on one of our whale watching tours. We are just a short distance from Seattle, Washington. 

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Orca Whales see on San Juan Safairs Tour
Orca Whales see on San Juan Safairs Tour

Visiting from Seattle

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About San Juan Safaris

San Juan Safaris prides itself in providing high quality, small group whale watching and wildlife tours. Our philosophy is to observe, but not interfere with, Orca behavior. We operate two fast, well-maintained U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessels. Our greater speed gives us longer ranges and more sightings. No one else sees more whales than us!

  • Professional naturalist on each trip
  • 20 (or fewer) guest to guide ratio ★Members of a whale spotting service
  • A 90+ % (per trip basis) whale sighting record!
  • Fast, safe, stable, new vessels
  • Emphasis on the entire ecosystem 
  • FREE use of: Binoculars, blankets & jackets
  • Educational books, materials & maps 
  • Hydrophone (hear the whales)
  • Boats equipped with bathrooms 
  • Member of the Pacific Whale Watch Association
  • Member of the San Juan Island Whale Watch Association
  • We enjoy an excellent reputation for respectful wildlife viewing


Why Orcas Love San Juan Island

San Juan Island is considered THE BEST place to view orca whales. Salmon, which are their prime source of food (about 95% of what they eat), travel up and down the west coast of San Juan Island and outlying areas.

About Whale Watching on San Juan Island 

San Juan Island is where the southern resident killer whales (SRKW) live about 6 months of the year. The whales are in and about the San Juan Islands from traditionally mid-April to the beginning of October. To learn more about the whales see our Resident Whales page.

Not only was the abundance of whales entertaining, but the wisdom and charisma of the staff steals the show.
Jordan W