Orcas, Humpbacks, Minkes, white-sided Dolphins and the occasional Gray Whale migrate through the Salish Sea. In addition sea lions, seals, otters and over 300 birds call the archipelago home. Treat yourself to a guided Whale & Wildlife tour with our favorite outfitters. Or observe wildlife from land at the Lime Kiln State Park, also known as the "whale watch park", one of the best places to see whales from land on earth.

Feel free to book directly with any of the following fantastic activity providers, or give us a call and we'd be happy to help you find the perfect outfitter for you!

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Large Boats

San Juan Safaris

Our friends at San Juan Safaris offer professional trips with great attention to detail. A marine biologist joins each tour to answer all of your wildlife questions. Their new, fast, heated 55-foot boat offers a walk-around deck, windowed cabin, bow seating and a large bathroom. The deck sits 5 feet above the water and allows for great viewing. All of their trips depart conveniently from Friday Harbor.

Don't forget we can book whale watching tours and kayak trips for you, so all you have to do is relax and have fun.

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Medium Boats

Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

Western Prince has provided quality San Juan Island tours since 1986. The Western Prince II is large enough for safety and comfort, yet small enough for a more interactive experience. Western Prince's office is located next to the Friday Harbor ferry dock.

San Juan Outfitters

San Juan Outfitters specializes in providing high quality whale watch, kayak, and adventure tours for groups small and large, families, and independent travelers out of Roche Harbor.

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Small Boats

San Juan Safaris

Kestrel is San Juan Island’s fastest zodiac vessel—perfect for anyone looking for a high-speed adventure! Kestrel has a wraparound observation deck and restroom. Includes high-quality exposure suits! 35 feet long, 24 or fewer passengers.

Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

Western Prince's bright, orange Zodiac seats 15. You get suited up in wind-and-weather-tight gear and go on a fast, fun, exhilarating ride, lasting about 2 1/2 hours.

Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

Maya's Legacy Whale Watching offers a premier experience with never more than 15 passengers per tour. Brand-new, custom designed boats feature theater style seating and a heated cabin for comfort in all conditions. Tours and private charters available year-round.

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Whale  of the Weekend, Krestrel Boat
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