Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands
Whale watching and wildlife cruises with naturalist guide.
Call 360-376-5989 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
Island Expeditions. Year round charters available. Join us aboard our new vessel. Sight Humpbacks, Orcas, Minke and Gray Whales; also view porpoise, seals and eagles. Or try fishing; catch Halibut, Ling Cod, Rockfish, Dungeness crab or Spot Shrimp. Trips depart from the Lopez Islander Resort. Lighthouse Tours and Kayak Trips are also available.
Call 360-376-3711 - Lopez Island
With ever-changing cycles of nature, each tour is unique. You will discover the excitement of meeting whales, eagles and more in their natural habitat. An unpredictable wilderness, full of surprises, is waiting just for you. You will never forget it!
Call 360-376-6566 - Orcas Island
Join the kayaking and natural history experts at Sea Quest for your next kayak vacation. Experience the thrills and tranquility of sea kayaking with whales and marine wildlife. Sea Quest has been operating whale watching sea kayak tours for 25 years and our founders share a combined 50+ years of professional kayaking trip experience.
Offering sea kayaking tours for 18 years, Outdoor Odysseys in Friday Harbor, Washington focuses on specific locales in the San Juan Islands where whales and other “wonders of the world” can be seen. We’ve built a solid reputation for offering quality, hand-crafted kayak outings in one of the most extraordinary, unique marine environments in the world.
Call 360-378-3533 - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
The best Orca (killer) whale watching is off San Juan Island. San Juan Safaris is located in Friday Harbor just steps from the ferry landing on San Juan Island.
The San Juan Islands are the best place in the world to view orca whales in the wild and our vessels depart from the middle of it all, the west side of San Juan Island. The best months to view orca are from April though September, but a wide variety of other species thrive here as well. In addition to orca, humpback, gray and minke whales, porpoise, sea lions, a diverse variety of sea birds, eagles and seals call the San Juan Islands home year round.
Experience the thrill of seeing orca whales, harbor seals, California & Steller sea lions, Dall's & harbor porpoise, gray & minke whales, bald eagles, cormorants, great blue herons and so much more on one of our whale watching trips.
The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, was opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
Call 360-378-4710 - San Juan Island
Our passenger-centered approach and reputation for going the distance assure you the best whale watching experience possible. Our whale & wildlife tours are fun, informative and interactive. Great for family groups and guests of all ages, we focus on small group tours so there’s no competition for the best view.
Call (360) 378-7996 - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Crystal Seas Kayaking specializes in guided 3 hour, full day, sunset and multi-day kayaking and multi-sport trips in Washington's sunny San Juan Islands - mid March through mid October. The perfect adventure for singles, couples, groups, and families - no experience is necessary. We are locally owned and operated by second generation islanders on San Juan Island and proudly support local businesses, organizations, schools and small farms. Besides the incredible scenery and wildlife, our guides are a huge part of why you will love your trip. The majority of our staff are locals who majored in science or recreation and all of them have an infectious love and knowledge of the outdoors. They are all naturalists who are CPR and First Aid certified and many are also Wilderness First Responders.
Call 877-732-7877 - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Kayak the San Juan Islands of Washington State with the area’s original sea kayaking outfitter! We are the most experienced kayak company in the San Juans, yet the smallest. We specialize in personal service, quality gear and fun, experienced guides. Sea kayak with orca(killer)whales, porpoise, sea lions, harbor seals, otters, bald eagles and more! Please join us for our 35th season!
Take a three to four hour trip into the heart of San Juan Islands Orca Whale territory. You'll have the opportunity to see the resident Orca whales also known as Killer Whales, Minke whales, Harbor porpoise, California sea lions, Harbor seals, Bald eagles and much, much, more.
Specializing in high quality sea kayak tours. San Juan Outfitters is known for its low guide to guest ratio kayak tours. That includes the whale tours by kayak, day kayak tours and overnight kayaking -camping tours. San Juan Outfitters owns the exclusive kayak launching rights at Roche Harbor, San Juan Island and kayak launching rights in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. This means that you will depart from custom designed kayak finger docks that make entering and exiting your boat easy. No more dragging your kayak down a beach or getting wet. We make it easy, safe and accessible for everyone.
Every tour with Captain David and Captain Barbara is a different adventure. Rising and falling tidal and seasonal cycles develop a rhythm for all coastal life. The weather changes, lunar cycles, tides, currents, winds, waves and the lives of the ocean and coastline inhabitants are all connected and all constantly changing. And so with every breath of salt sprayed air that we take we experience something different. We can adjust to the level at which you’re ready to adventure, to heel over with the boat and be part of the dynamics of nature. Your confidence will grow as you become accustomed to the dynamics of sailing in the Pacific Northwest. In a short time we feel connected to the ocean and linked to the life which flourishes here, present and amazed as the complex lives of whales, sea lions, seals, eagles, diving sea birds and salmon unfolds around us on our journey.
Call 360-298-1918 - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island