Anacortes Whale Watching
Anacortes Whale Watching adventure is a family fun filled adventure looking for whales aboard one of the Blackfish vessels. Blackfish vessels are among some of the fastest in the nation. The tour might take guests as far as Vancouver.
Anacortes Whale Watching adventure is a fun filled day. Guests will have a glimpse of many other marine life while out looking for whales. They will also need to go to catch an American Bald Eagle or other flying wildlife. There is a guarantee to see whales on every tour from April until September. The promise is based on previous adventures.
Pickup and return for Anacortes Whale Watching adventure will be at the Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursions. The return is the same ones place as the pickup. There are for two departure times. Departure times are 1PM and 5PM. Anacortes Whale Watching adventure will depart from Anacortes. Anacortes is approximately ninety minutes north of Seattle. Children are welcomed aboard this adventure. Children must go hand in hand with an adult.
Included in Anacortes Whale Watching adventure professional guide, high speed vessel, and a three to four hour tour. Also included are an 8.1% state of Washington sales tax. The organizers of the tour do not have control over the tax. They would like to not charge the tax, but the law says they have to. Not included are gratuities. Gratuities are optional and encouraged.
Anacortes Whale Watching adventure is a fun filled family adventure. Guests will take place aboard a fast vessel and out to sea. There will be various marine life to view while out on the water. There will be a promise of seeing whales between April and September.
This Anacortes whale watching tour departs from Skyline Marina and cruises out through the San Juan Islands. Experience nature first hand with knowledgeable captains and naturalist guides, who have advanced degrees in biology, geology, and more. Great pride is taken in this fleet of small, high speed vessels with small groups - never carrying more than 30 passengers. The Blackfish fleet are the fastest in the region: the newest vessel the Blackfish III is the first marine ambulance in Washington state.
On this Anacortes tour you will often pass by local landmarks including Cattle Pass Lighthouse, Lime Kiln Lighthouse, Deception Pass Bridge, Patos Island 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, search for orcas, humpbacks, grays, and more. You may encounter seals, porpoises, sea lions, otters, and more. Birds abound in our region as well. You will most likely see bald eagles, and frequently see common murres, black oystercatchers, rhinoceros auklets, surf scoters, ancient murrelets, and many diverse marine species. Occasionally you will find tufted puffins and even endangered marbled murrelets. Seasonally, hundreds of other bird species migrate through and overwinter in the Salish Sea.
You are guaranteed whale sightings on tours from April through early September. In 2015 there was a 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:
Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursions.
Returns to original departure point.
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 the local supplier's control
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please note that this tour departs from Anacortes (90 minutes north of Seattle)