Gray Whale Watching from Seattle with Stop in Coupeville or Langley on Whidbey Island

Gray whale watching tours will not be running this year, please check back next spring.

Whale Sightings Guaranteed!

For select dates only, Clipper Vacations is excited to bring you our Gray Whale Watching excursion with departures from downtown Seattle and a 2 hour stop at historic Coupeville or the waterfront village of Langley on Whidbey Island. Gray Whales are magnificent marine mammals reaching up to 50 feet in length and weighing more than 35 tons. Each year, gray whales migrate north from Mexico to Alaska with their calves in tow. March and April are peak season to catch a glimpse of these large mammals in the Puget Sound’s calm waters. Enjoy this fun spring activity with the whole family!

About This Trip


Check back next spring for 2017 dates


Approx. 7 hours

What’s Included

  • Round trip cruise between downtown Seattle and Whidbey Island
  • Gray Whale and sealife search and viewing
  • Fast, comfortable vessel with onboard food and beverages available
  • 3 decks with outdoor viewing areas
  • Binoculars available to rent $5
  • Trained onboard naturalist to help spot whales and educate about whales and other marine life
  • Unique to Clipper’s service – 2 hours to enjoy ashore in Coupeville or Langley
  • All applicable taxes

More to Know

About the Naturalist

About Whales & Sea Life

About Birds


Departs from Pier 69, 2701 Alaskan Way, Seattle


*Advanced Purchase fare requires booking at least 3 days in advance.

Changes or cancellations received more than 7 days prior to scheduled tour origination are charged a 15% amendment/cancellation fee.

Within 7 days prior to travel; the reservation is non-refundable, non-changeable and noncancellable.

Children are half of applicable adult fare. Restrictions may apply.


Whale sightings guaranteed. If we do not see whales on your day excursion, you can take another Gray Whale excursion or San Juan Islands Whale Watching Day Trip for free. The offer will be valid through the 2016 San Juan season.

Pricing in USD.

Subject to change.

day 1

Gray Whale Watching from Seattle with Stop at Coupeville or Langley

Depart Seattle via Victoria Clipper III in the morning and cruise the waters of Puget Sound on a Gray Whale watching and sealife search guided by an onboard naturalist. After the approximately 2.5 hour cruise and whale watching excursion, you will dock in Coupeville or Langley, located on Washington’s Whidbey Island.

Visitors to Coupeville can spend 2 hours at the seaport town known for its delicious Penn Cove Mussels. Stop into one of the town’s many excellent restaurants for lunch or swing by the ice cream parlor for a sweet treat. Other features of Coupeville not to be missed the are the Penn Cove Gallery and the historic red wharf building containing the skeletons of a gray whale, a porpoise and a sea lion. Learn more about historic Coupeville at Come to Coupeville and Coupeville Chamber of Commerce.

Passengers who visit the Langley stop have 2 hours to explore this waterfront village perched on the 60-mile long finger of Whidbey Island. Langley is known as an artists’ mecca with galleries filled with local and regional talent, an eclectic mix of jewelers, antiques, clothing boutiques and book stores as well as the Langley Whale Center. Visitors who have worked up an appetite will also find a wide variety of fun and fine dining options as well as treats and sweets. Learn more about Langley at Visit Langley.

Saturdays & Sundays

9:00AM Boarding at Pier 69 downtown Seattle
9:30AM Depart Seattle
9:30AM‑12:30PM Cruise and Whale Watching
12:30PM Arrive Coupeville or Langley, Whidbey Island – May arrive/depart 1 hour earlier if determined that whales will be viewed in the afternoon.
2:30PM Depart Coupeville or Langley
4:30PM Arrive Seattle
*Although the overall day should not vary by much, the itinerary will remain somewhat flexible to allow for viewing the whales Northbound or Southbound, or possibly in another area, depending upon spotters and where the whales happen to be feeding on those dates. Times are approximate.