My wife and I booked this trip for our 1-year anniversary. We both wanted to go whale watching and as we both had never seen an orca before, we thought this would be great. And it was. The boat ride around the island was worth...More
The waters surrounding San Juan Island have a large salmon population (the primary food source of orcas), making it an ideal location for whale watching. With this tour, set out on a boat equipped with a heated cabin and large viewing windows to look for killer whales in their natural habitat. San Juan Island is rich in wildlife, and minke, humpback, gray whales can also often be seen in the area.
Meet at Friday Harbor at your selected time and board the boat for your whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard and choose a seat in the heated cabin with large viewing windows or head outside for a spot on the walk-around deck.
As you cruise, be on the lookout for whales and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Stop in prime locations and observe the species up close. Your
seasoned captain is on hand to teach you about the ecology and geology of the waters in the region.
While it’s not guaranteed that killer whales will be seen on this tour, they are spotted more than 90% of the time. Minke, humpback, and gray whales are also often spotted in this area.
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Not only did we see orcas, but we saw a pair of humpback whales as well. Our captain and naturalist were both knowledgeable and expertly guided our experience. As a family, we will always remember the day we went whale watching from Friday Harbor.
We booked our adventure trip at the last minute, because we thought maybe seeing the whales from shore at Lime Kiln State park would be good enough. While we did see some from the park, this ride was SO WORTH it! We rode the high...More
Our family went whale watching with the San Juan Safari crew and it made our trip! The trip started with a delicious coffee from Riptide Cafe before we suited up in Antarctic-esque gear and headed out into the glistening Salish Sea. Piper pointed out many...More
Thank you for sharing a testimonial of your tour, Anna! I'm happy hear that your San Juan Safaris experience was the highlight of your visit here to the PNW. We'll be sure to pass on your praises to your captain and crew. Many thanks again!...More
This was my very first whale watching experience and it was fantastic! The whole staff was extremely knowledgeable and it was a beautiful day out on the water. Sarah stood out to me most, her position as Lead Naturalist is well-deserved. She was so friendly...More
Wow! Great photos. Thank you for sharing. Glad to hear you had a great experience with your naturalist, Sarah. She works very hard during every tour and for every guest. It's not hard to see why Sarah is San Juan Safaris' lead naturalist & vessel...More