Available April through October, our full day whale watching tour package includes a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight between downtown Seattle’s Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina on San Juan Island. Flights leave Seattle in the morning and return in the early evening, and vary slightly depending on the time of the year.
After arriving at Friday Harbor, board San Juan Safaris’ modern 55-foot MV Sea Lion whale watching boat for an amazing 3-hour naturalist-led adventure around the beautiful San Juan Islands. Known for their high-quality, small group experiences (40 or fewer guests), San Juan Safaris offers a better than 90% chance of seeing orcas, gray whales, humpback whales or minke whales. Sea lions, seals and bald eagles are regularly seen on this guided tour. Before or after your boat ride, you’ll have time to explore the charming village of Friday Harbor on your own, where you can enjoy art galleries, shops and several lovely restaurants.