Clipper offers a variety of handpicked tours and activities to add to your package when booking your trip. List of available tours and activities vary based on travel dates. Need help selecting the right tour or activity for a customized trip? Call our Clipper Pacific Northwest travel experts at 800-888-2535 7am – 7pm PDT.

Friday Harbor Half Day Kayak Tour

Friday Harbor, WA, United States


May 24 – September 2, 2019
Departs at 1:00 pm

Experience the amazing opportunity to see San Juan Island from a unique perspective – your own personal kayak! Perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers, this half day tour from Friday Harbor will take you along the beautiful shoreline of San Juan Island, providing you with stunning views of the surrounding islands, the San Juan Channel, the Olympic Mountains and more.

Why we love it
  • There’s plenty of wildlife around the island – be sure to keep an eye out for the seals, bald eagles, sea stars, kingfishers and especially our famous resident orca whales!
  • The calm waters of the San Juan Channel are perfect for beginning paddlers.
  • Enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of the San Juan Island, best seen by water!
What’s included
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Professional safety and paddle technique lesson
  • Guided kayak tour in waters of San Juan Island
  • All applicable taxes

Friday Harbor Whale Watch Sealion Boat 5:30 PM

Friday Harbor, WA, United States


May 24 – August 25, 2019
Departs at 5:30 pm

Catch sight of orcas, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and more from the comfort of the 55 foot, flagship Sea Lion vessel! Delight in excellent views of Pacific Northwest wildlife from the vessel’s full wrap around deck as you cruise through the waters of the Salish Sea under the guidance of a trained onboard naturalist. Great for families and groups, this tour is the perfect way to soak in the scenic beauty of the San Juans!

Why we love it
  • Meet the real locals! Talented naturalists provide answers to every question you might have about our local resident orca whales and other wildlife.
  • Fun for the whole family, whale watching is an unforgettable experience everyone can enjoy.
  • Enjoy unbeatable views of the San Juans to and from the whales.
What’s included
  • Onboard naturalist
  • Guided whale watching tour on the waters of San Juan Island
  • Full wrap around viewing deck with indoor and outdoor seating
  • All applicable taxes

Whale & Sealife Search Without Cruise To/From Seattle

81 Front Street, Friday Harbor, WA, United States


April 26 – October 13, 2019

If you are already in the San Juans, go whale watching on the San Juan Clipper, which departs from Friday Harbor. As you cruise away, a trained onboard naturalist will help you watch for orca, minke and humpback whales as well as Dall’s porpoise, seals, otters, bald eagles and other area wildlife. You’re guaranteed to see whales during our Sealife Search or we’ll give you another trip completely free!

What to know before you go: Whale Watching FAQ

Why we love it
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch orca whales and see them play and interact in their natural habitat.
  • It’s not all sea life – almost 90 bald eagles make their nests on San Juan Island, more than in any other state in the continental U.S.
  • Get the most out of your time on the water with a network of professional spotters, just sit back and relax.
  • Check out our trip overview and Clipper Vacations Magazine whale watching series to help plan your trip!
What’s included
  • Whale Watching & Sealife Search in San Juan Islands, onboard naturalist
  • 3 great viewing decks that provide indoor and outdoor whale watching and the only 360-degree viewing deck
  • Locally-sourced food and beverages available for purchase, souvenir San Juans whale and wildlife guidebook
  • Propeller-free boat for a quiet ride
  • All applicable taxes