3-Hour Whales & Wildlife Tour
Small group wildlife and whale watching tours available from two departure locations on San Juan Island. These tours accommodate no more than 12-16 guests on each excursion.
About the Tour
Our 3-hour, small group tours are a great opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of the Salish Sea and learn about our unique ecosystem. We will explore pristine wildlife habitats as we search for a variety of wildlife, including different species of whales that may be in the area on any given day.
You will be part of a small group of passengers for the most intimate experience possible. There’s plenty of elbow room and no competition for prime viewing space.
These tours depart from two different departure locations on San Juan Island, downtown Friday Harbor and Snug Harbor Resort Marina.
Downtown Friday Harbor departures offer a convenient departure location for day visitors to the island and overnight guests staying in or near town.
Snug Harbor Resort, located on peaceful Mitchell Bay on the west side of the island, is an easy 15-minute drive or taxi from downtown Friday Harbor. Your experience begins right from the dock viewing wildlife inside the beautiful protected bay.
Please plan to check-in at our office 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Custom-Designed Ecotour Boats
Your tour will be onboard one of the newest and most comfortable vessels from San Juan Island. You’ll enjoy luxury seating and a cabin for comfort in all conditions. There is excellent viewing from the outdoor bow and stern viewing decks, as well as unparalleled indoor visibility through the large cabin windows.
You are never seat-bound, and can move freely between the cabin and all viewing areas. Our boats also have a head, or marine bathroom, for your convenience.