Duration: 4.5 hours: $135: Take a ride on the fastest whale watching boat in the Northwest! Cruising at over 40 mph, the Chilkat Express will take you to the spectacular San Juan Islands in a little over an hour. Combine speed with 3 generations of dedication and experience connecting Seattle visitors to the great outdoors, and you're GUARANTEED to see whales -- or your next trip is free! This is a great way to spend a day enjoying the Northwestern waters. Kids love it too! You'll enjoy 4 ½ hours of spacious comfort, with access to a great cafe that serves freshly baked blueberry buckle. Outside, there's a menagerie of whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals, sea lions, shore birds, and much more.
Take a ride on the fastest whale watching boat in the Northwest
Spot whales, porpoises, dolphins and much more on this incredible wildlife-watching tour
Enjoy a comfortable ride, equipped with a cafe that serves delicious blueberry buckle
Note: Make sure you bring a camera!
Whale Watching Tour (Port Townsend)
Duration: 4 hours: $95: Want an amazing whale watching experience without having to spend the whole day on the water? Then it's a good thing Puget Sound Express offers this 4 Hour Whale Watching Tour! You'll depart Port Townsend and head towards the San Juan Islands, where the whales are. The Red Head, your comfy and fast 40 seater boat, moves like a dream, and has a phenomenal whale-sighting track record. It's also equipped with a hydrophone, so if the whales are feeling chatty that day, you'll be able to listen in! The family behind these amazing tours has so much experience whale-watching, that they GUARANTEE you spot a whale -- or else you get to attend again, for free!
Board the Red Head, a comfortable and fast 40 seater, and head out to the San Juan Islands
Spot whales, and listen in to their conversations using a hydrophone
Spend 4 hours on the water and get back home in time for dinner
Come back again for free, in the rare event that you don't see any whales
Note: Make sure you bring a camera -- you're not gonna want to forget this trip!
Duration: 3 hours: $125: Sometimes you find beauty in the most unexpected places. For instance, Protection Island seems like a dry, uninhabitable place, but it's actually home to thousands of amazing nesting birds -- so come explore it on this incredible bird watching cruise! The island is only a short ride away from Port Townsend, and visited by many looking for a glimpse of the elusive tufted puffin. While there's no guarantee that you'll see the puffins, chances are very good you'll spot some incredible nesting birds, including rhinoceros auklets, double-crested cormorants, pelagic cormorants, and so many more.
Enjoy 3 hours of birdwatching on the vibrant Protection Island
Look for puffins, rhinoceros auklets, glaucous-winged gulls, pigeon guillemots and more
Bring your camera and get shots of the birds diving into the water, carrying fish in their beaks, or flying
Note: And if you bring your camera, you just might shots of the birds carrying small fish in their bills, swimming, flying or diving before your three hours are up. Happy birdwatching!
Cancellation Policy: For confirmed trips, any cancellation made 48 hours prior to departure incurs a $10 charge. After 48 hours, there are no refunds available. Travelers must be checked-in no later than 30 minutes prior to sailing. Due to stringent departure requirements, late arrivals will be cancelled with no refunds.