Clipper Whale Watching FAQ

What to Know Before You Go: Seattle Whale Watching FAQ

The boat falls silent. Our onboard naturalist has just announced that we’ve entered orca territory. Eyes are peeled all around, with no one speaking…

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Orca Eyes: A Day in the Life of a Whale Watching Naturalist

Early morning sun crests over Seattle’s skyline as water pelts the windows of the San Juan Clipper ferry, erasing remnants of salt water spray from…

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Seattle Whale Watching: A Local’s Exploration and Education Guide

Whap! The resounding smack of an orca’s pectoral fin against the water signals a playful hello. A deep huff, accompanied by a cloud of steamy vapor…

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The Ultimate Guide to Seattle Gray Whale Watching

"Off the port side, at 10 o'clock, we have two gray whales!" The naturalist shouts exuberantly. With breathless anticipation, we scan the water…

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Fun on the Salish Sea: An Adventure with Mary’s Place in 10 Frames

With warm rays, clear blue skies, snow-capped peaks and sparkling waters for miles, it’s hard to forget how lucky we are to be surrounded by the…

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This Is The Northwest – A Clipper Vacations Film

For the past 20 years, San Juan Clipper Capt. Jason Mihok has spent his summers exploring the Salish Sea and exposing locals and tourists alike to…

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The Wonders of Whale Watching: Rachel’s Story

The sun’s warm rays, clear blue skies, snow-capped mountains everywhere you look and glistening cerulean waters – you couldn’t ask for more perfect…

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Shopping by the Sea: A Walking Guide to Langley, WA’s Hidden Gem

In need of a quick weekend escape from Seattle this spring but not wanting to break the bank? Meet Langley, one of our favorite small towns and a…

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