Full-Day Ecosystem, Wildlife & Whales Tour
Available only a few times each year, these special all-day (6-8 hour) adventures offer the greatest geographic range and widest variety of wildlife of any tour in the San Juan Islands. These experiences are limited to no more than 12 guests and offer the most immersive exploration of the Salish Sea.
About the Tour
These special trips are the perfect opportunity for photographers, nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, whale geeks & wildlife freaks or anybody else who wants to spend some quality time on the water. The more time you spend on the water, the more you will see!
Current 2021 dates:
Sunday, April 25
Sunday, June 6
Sunday, Aug 15
Sunday, Aug 29
Sunday, Sep 12
Sunday, Sep 19
Sunday, Sep 26
Sunday, Oct 3
Sunday, Oct 10
These tours depart from Snug Harbor Resort, an easy drive or taxi from downtown Friday Harbor. Located on peaceful Mitchell Bay on the west side of the island, it has long been the preferred departure location for wildlife and whale watching tours. Your experience begins right from the dock viewing wildlife inside the beautiful protected bay. Many wildlife habitats lie within close proximity to this unique departure point, and it is often an advantageous launching point to wildlife and whale hotspots to the west and north.
Please plan to check-in 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.