Orcas Island Whale Watching
You come out to San Juan and Bellingham islands to see the killer whales that swim through this area, and you will find that you might take the best pictures of any vacation experience. Your experience on the water is led by the captain who pilots the boat, and they take you to places that are much more beautiful to behold than normal.
The killer whales flock to this area every year, and they are very easy to photograph as you ride through the area. You must ask the tour guide or pilot what they would do for you, and you must ask the tour guide for the places that you might whale watch front he shore.
The breeding and swimming grounds are very active in the summer months, and you get several hours on the water to take pictures. You feel much more confident in how you are vacationing because this tour becomes most of a day on your trip. You might want to come on this tour in the morning so that you get the morning fog and mist as part of the tour.
You need to get your tickets for this tour right away so that you might plan your vacation around this long tour. Ask the pilot of tour guide questions, and learn a lot about the area when coming on the tour.
Someone who want to have to have a good time around Seattle could take th whale watching tour at any time. This is a simple way for you to see something nice and take many great pictures.
Our Orcas Island Whale Watching tours depart from Eastsound and cruise out through the San Juan Islands. Experience nature first hand with our knowledgeable captains and naturalist guides, who have advanced degrees in biology, geology, and more. We pride ourselves on our fleet of small, high speed vessels with small groups- never carrying more than 30 passengers. The Blackfish Fleet are the fastest in the region: our newest vessel the Blackfish III is the first Marine Ambulance in Washington State!
On our Orcas Island tours we will often pass by local landmarks like Patos Island Lighthouse, Sucia Island,Turn Point Lighthouse, Monarch Head on Saturna Island, Lime Kiln Lighthouse, and even venture as far as Victoria or Vancouver BC if it means seeing Orca! While traveling through the most beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest, we search for Orcas, Humpbacks, Grays, and more. We often encounter seals, porpoises, sea lions, otters, and more. Birds abound in our region as well! We almost always see Bald Eagles, and we frequently see Common Murres, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, Surf Scoters, Ancient Murrelets, and many diverse marine species. We occasionally find Tufted Puffins and even endangered Marbled Murrelets. Seasonally hundreds of other bird species migrate through and overwinter in the Salish Sea.
We are proud to guarantee whale sightings on our tours from April through early September. We are so confident in our ability to find whales because the numbers speak for themselves: In a year, we had 100% sighting success on over 1400 tours! We have the fastest boats so we can get to where the whales are, from Victoria to Vancouver and everywhere in between!
Pickup & Return:
Departure Times: 1pm or 5pm
- Professional guide
- High Speed Vessels
- 3-4 hour tour
- 8.1% Washington State sales tax and applicable fees. The taxes and fees are required by the governing authority and not within local supplier's control
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult