Nothing says Seattle like whale watching tours. See many different kinds including Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Minke Whales and Orcas (killer whales). The Puget Sound area, Salish Sea and surrounding waters are a haven for all manner of sea life, and there are lots of options for viewing depending on your time available and preferred mode of transportation.
The Salish Sea: Whale Watching Heaven
The Salish Sea, northwest of Seattle, is a one of the world’s great biologically rich aquatic zones, teeming with wildlife ready for viewing in their natural habitat. Dozens of species call the Salish Sea home, including many exceptional fish, crustaceans, reptiles, sea birds and of course marine mammals like whales, which are always a wildlife viewing favorite.
Whale Watching Tours
Puget Sound Express
Family firm offering half day to multi day tours on state-of-the-art whale watching boats. Tours year round. Departures from Port Townsend, Whidbey Island, and the Port of Edmonds, just north of downtown Seattle. [Book Online]
Seattle Orca Whale Watching
Hop a seaplane or ferry to Friday Harbor for a whale watching boat trip in the calm waters around the San Juan Islands. Best Orca viewing available. [Book Online]
Overnight tours with whale watching as you cruise off of Victoria and Vancouver. Naturalists onboard to guide and educate guests. [Book Online]
Crystal Seas Kayaking
Try your hand at sea kayaking for an up close and personal viewing experience. Half day to multi day tours. No experience necessary. [Book Online]
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