4.5 star rating: Recommended 106 Reviews

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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Take an all-day round-trip adventure from Seattle to San Juan Island's Friday Harbor aboard a high-speed catamaran. Upon arrival to the San Juan Islands enjoy a 2.5-hour guided Whale and Sea Life Search cruise as part of your voyage. Afterward you'll spend approximately 2-hours sightseeing and shopping at Friday Harbor before returning to Seattle later that evening.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an all-day adventure from Seattle to San Juan Island's Friday Harbor
  • Includes a 2.5 hour whale and sealife excursion
  • Sail through the protected waters of Saratoga Passage, Deception Pass and into the San Juan Islands

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What You Can Expect

Best Friday Harbor Day Trip & Whale Watching from Seattle

Ferry Service from Seattle

Depart at 7:45am from Pier 69 in downtown Seattle and cruise through Puget Sound toward the San Juan Islands - Seattle's secret playground! The roomy seats have plenty of leg room for a comfortable trip. Step out on the deck for a breath of fresh air and take in the beautiful views or enjoy an onboard meal basket and beverage at your seat (meals and beverages are not included). On this 3.5-hour cruise, you'll enjoy beautiful island vistas and a multitude of marine wildlife. Upon arrival at your destination you can spend time at the wonderful beaches, shops and other fun attractions.

Upon arrival to the San Juan Islands take a 2.5-hour Whale & Sealife Cruise and continue your cruise through the waters of San Juan Island. This cruise departs Friday Harbor at approximately 11:30am and returns at 2:00pm. This 2.5-hour wildlife adventure is great for viewing orcas and other sea life in their natural habitats. The islands are home to 3 whale families, or pods, that migrate to the island waters for the summer months. You'll then have approximately 2.5 hours to spend in town shopping and sightseeing.

At 4:30pm you'll begin your trip back Seattle on a 3.5-hour cruise though the protected waters of Saratoga Passage and Deception Pass before arrive at Seattle's Pier 69 at approximately 7:15pm.


Please note: Whale sightings are not guaranteed.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We enjoyed our Friday harbor and whale watching tour. We saw 3 species of whale! Our naturalist, Justine was most interesting and informative. The clipper had a smooth ride and I loved the upper deck for pictures. Very enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very nice tour with a friendly and informative crew to assist in anyway possible to ensure that you have an enjoyable, educational and memorable tour. We did see a few whales. The guide knew exactly what kind of whales they were and knew their swimming patterns and what and when to expect next. She was right on. Friday Harbor is a nice and relaxing town. Very enjoyable. The food and the ship is excellent too. I highly recommend this tour. Block out your whole day for it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip. Staff was very professional. Saw orcas, a humpback and minke whales. Rare to see all three types. Highly recommend this excursion.

Saundra P
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was fantastic. Saw lots of Whales and dolphins. The food was good and the weather was just great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An absolutely breathtaking tour of the islands, the only negative was the that sound system was not working in the cabin I was In to hear the naturalist talking about the tour and what to see, otherwise the tour was wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful. We got to see whales breech and do cartwheels Well worth it. Gorgeous ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It is a great tour. Beatiful sceneries.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very pleasent trip. Wish we had more time in Friday Harbor. A bit rough coming back, but can't help that. Would recommend to anyone in the Seattle area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Extremely well planned.. Very competent staff.

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