Seattle, WA – May 7, 2015 – On Friday, May 22, Clipper Vacations will kick off their annual cruises to the San Juan Islands and their Whale and Sealife Search excursions. Departing from Pier 69 on Seattle’s waterfront, the San Juan Clipper is the only whale-watching vessel to depart from Seattle. The vessel will make a brief stop in Friday Harbor to drop off ferry-only passengers and will then depart on the optional 2.5-hour whale-watching excursion.

With three viewing decks, both indoor and outdoor, passengers are offered unmatched views of both local wildlife and the scenic San Juan Islands. Whether in the open air or behind the large windows on the enclosed decks, passengers will enjoy 2.5 hours in search of Orcas, minkes, humpbacks and more. At 25 knots, the speed of the vessel allows the captain to track whales more easily. Throughout the trip one of our experienced naturalists will educate passengers and instill upon them a greater appreciation of local marine wildlife.

Following their whale watching excursion, passengers will have the opportunity to explore Friday Harbor during a two-hour stop on San Juan Island. Here they can visit the whale museum, explore shops and art galleries, or grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to Seattle. For those who would prefer not to dine in Friday Harbor, there are a variety of food options available on the San Juan Clipper. Those wishing to see more of the island should consider booking a Clipper hotel package and spend the night.

The Whale Watching and Sealife Search package is $99 pp for adults and $25 for children 11 and under when booked at least one day in advance.

To find out more or to make a reservation, visit or call 800-888-2535.

About Clipper Navigation

Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

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