Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands
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!
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.
San Juan Kayak Expeditions, in Friday Harbor since 1980. Offers 5 Star guided 3, 4 and 6 hours kayak tours, Custom Kayak Trips, Multi-Day Kayak Camping Trips and Sea Kayak Rentals. Call us at 360.378.4436
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
Outer Island Excursions offers whale watching and fishing as well as private charters from Anacortes, WA. Anacortes is a short drive from Birch Bay and Bellingham and is about 90 minutes north of Seattle. We offer daily scheduled Whale Watching trips from Anacortes from March through October. We also offer Fishing Charters and Private Charters year round. If you want to skip the Ferry and tour the islands at your own pace take a water taxi anywhere in the San Juan Islands!
Call (360) 376-3711 - Anacortes
Crewed sailing charters throughout the San Juans, Gulf Islands, the Inside Passage, Desolation Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest.
Capt. Ken is a certified Naturalist and one of his greatest pleasures is to share his experience with others in this unique and intimate tour by taking you out to meet and observe the whales and marine life in their natural and magnificent environment.
Call 360-378-0302 - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
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
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 - San Juan 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.
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.
Call 866-810-1483 - 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.
At Island Adventures, we pride ourselves on being the most experienced and dedicated whale watching company in Washington. It's not a fluke that our tour has been voted the best in the Northwest for years. Island Adventures holds the industry's highest orca sighting success rate and was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour. Our team of highly qualified crew will make your trip unforgettable!
Call 360-293-2428 - Anacortes
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.
Call 800-809-4253 - San Juan Island
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.
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.