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

1 Day

A Perfect Weekend Escape and Whale Sightings Guaranteed!

Share the Sound with some 35 ton visitors on a gray whale watching trip from downtown Seattle with a stopover on the in the picturesque town of Langley, WA on Whidbey Island!

Hop aboard the San Juan Clipper, the only San Juan Islands whale watching cruise departing directly from downtown Seattle, to catch sight of these magnificent marine mammals that reach up to 50 feet in length. With the guidance of Clipper’s exclusive expert onboard naturalist, you will be on the lookout for these special creatures as they migrate north from Mexico to Alaska with their calves in tow. A unique, limited opportunity to see these amazing creatures! Also a great adventure for a school group or work team outing!

About This Trip


March 18, 19, 25, 26 & April 1, 2, 8, 9, 22 and 23, 2017

NOTE: Charter trips are also available for groups on March 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 2017


Approx. 7 hours

What's Included

  • Round trip cruise between downtown Seattle and Whidbey Island
  • Gray Whale and sealife search
  • Exclusive expert onboard naturalist to help spot whales and educate about whales and other marine life
  • Food and beverages available onboard
  • 2 hour stop in the picturesque Langley
  • 3 great viewing decks onboard
  • Binoculars available to rent $5
  • All applicable taxes

More to Know

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About the Naturalist

About Whales & Sea Life

About Birds

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*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 2017 San Juan season.

Pricing in USD.

Subject to change.

Day 1

Gray whale watching from Seattle with stop at Langley

Depart Seattle via the San Juan Clipper in the morning and cruise the waters of Puget Sound on a gray whale watching and sealife search guided by an onboard naturalist. After a 2.5 hour cruise and whale watching excursion, you will dock in the picturesque town of Langley, located on Washington’s stunningly scenic Whidbey Island.

You’ll have 2 hours to explore this waterfront village perched on the 60-mile long finger of Whidbey Island. The quaint town is known as an artists’ mecca with galleries filled with local and regional talent, an eclectic mix of jewelers, antiques, clothing boutiques and bookstores as well as the Langley Whale Center. You can even check out some great beer or wine tasting and even glassblowing! If you’ve worked up an appetite, be sure to check out a wide variety of casual and fine dining options as well as treats and sweets. Learn more about Langley at Visit Langley.

NOTE: Please note that there is a small hill that leads from where San Juan Clipper dock up to the town. The walk from the dock to the town is approximately 10 minutes. A small shuttle service will be available if you need assistance ascending or descending the hill to the town.

Saturdays & Sundays

8:15AM – 9:00AM Boarding at Pier 69 downtown Seattle
9:00AM Depart Seattle
9:00AM‑12:00PM Cruise and Whale Watching
12:00PM Arrive Langley, Whidbey Island – May arrive/depart 1 hour earlier if determined that whales will be viewed in the afternoon.
2:30PM Depart Langley
4:00PM 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.