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!
San Juan Safaris offers professional trips with great attention to detail. One to three marine biologists are always on board to answer all of your wildlife questions. Their new, fast, double decker Osprey is not only San Juan Island's largest whale watching boat, with plenty of space to stretch out, Osprey also features a galley, where you can purchase grab and go items, concession snacks, a variety of soda, beer, wine, hot chocolate, coffee, water and more.
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.
San Juan Safaris' Sea Lion departs from Roche Harbor or Friday Harbor, depending on demand and the season, 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. Charter this boat for your family reunion or corporate retreat.
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'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 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.