Quick facts

TBD
Availability
May 19 - June 14, 2017 Thursday - Monday June 15 - September 4, 2017 Daily September 5 - October 8, 2017 Saturday & Sunday
Trip duration
Min. 2 days / 1 night minimum
What's included
Travel, Hotel, Activity
Route
Seattle San Juan Island Seattle
Modes of travel
Requirements
Passport not Required

Highlights

  • The ONLY San Juan Islands whale watching day trip departing from Seattle
  • Whale sightings guaranteed! * See orca, minke and humpback whales as well as Dall’s porpoise, seals, otters and bald eagles
  • Overnight stay in the picturesque and historic town of Friday Harbor

About this Trip

Tap into the San Juan Island culture and live on “island time” with a San Juan Island overnight getaway in Friday Harbor. Cruise out of Pier 69 on the only San Juan Island whale watching tour that leaves directly from downtown Seattle and keep your eyes peeled as your onboard naturalist leads you on a search for orca, minke and humpback whales and more. In Friday Harbor, shop the unique boutiques, experience phenomenal eats and hike or bike around this tranquil and serene island jewel.

Begin your adventure with a scenic cruise from downtown Seattle and soak in stunning scenery as you travel north through Deception Pass. With an expert onboard naturalist as your guide, journey to a region world-renowned for wildlife, where you will be on the lookout for orca, minke and humpback whales, Dall’s porpoise and seals. Upon your arrival in Friday Harbor, wander the town’s picturesque streets, visit the Whale Museum or check out these other ideas:

For more ideas, see our list of 25 things to do in Friday Harbor and San Juan Islands.

Spend the day exploring San Juan Island’s tranquil paradise. Drop by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art or learn more about our “real locals” at The Whale Museum. Rent a moped or bicycle and cruise around the peaceful, quaint town of Roche Harbor or get out on the water and kayak around the serene and dramatic limestone shoreline. Grab a local brew or cocktail at San Juan Island Distillery before concluding your journey with a relaxing San Juan Clipper cruise back to Seattle.

Your whale watching excursion may be taken on second day. For help customizing your San Juan Islands vacation package, please call Clipper Vacations at 1-800-888-2535.


Prices vary by season. Prices listed are minimum prices per adult. All applicable taxes included.

• *Whale sightings guaranteed: If you do not see whales during the Whale & Sealife Search, you will receive a coupon for a complimentary trip.
• Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates
• Minimum 1-day advance purchase required
• A $2.60 pp / RT Port fee and a security fee will be added to all San Juan Fares
• Subject to change

These hotels have been hand-picked by our staff. List of available hotels may vary while booking, based on travel dates.

"The views were fabulous! We also used Clipper to book a hotel on San Juan Island. It was a great service for them to provide… Would recommend to friends."

- Stephanie J., Fort Lauderdale, FL
TripAdvisor

"What a great time! Saw orcas, a humpback and minke whales and loved every minute of it. Very professional staff."

- Marty B., Olympia, WA
TripAdvisor

"Saw whales two minutes after leaving the pier (and this was not the whale watching portion of the trip). Clean ship and the most magnificent views of the San Juan Islands."

- Mary F., Elizabeth City, NC
TripAdvisor

Overview

Highlights

  • The ONLY San Juan Islands whale watching day trip departing from Seattle
  • Whale sightings guaranteed! * See orca, minke and humpback whales as well as Dall’s porpoise, seals, otters and bald eagles
  • Overnight stay in the picturesque and historic town of Friday Harbor

About this Trip

Tap into the San Juan Island culture and live on “island time” with a San Juan Island overnight getaway in Friday Harbor. Cruise out of Pier 69 on the only San Juan Island whale watching tour that leaves directly from downtown Seattle and keep your eyes peeled as your onboard naturalist leads you on a search for orca, minke and humpback whales and more. In Friday Harbor, shop the unique boutiques, experience phenomenal eats and hike or bike around this tranquil and serene island jewel.

Quick facts

Pricing pending. Please check back soon.

Availability
May 19 - June 14, 2017 Thursday - Monday June 15 - September 4, 2017 Daily September 5 - October 8, 2017 Saturday & Sunday
Trip duration
Min. 2 days / 1 night minimum
What's included
Travel, Hotel, Activity
Route
Seattle San Juan Island Seattle
Modes of travel
Requirements
Passport not Required

Itinerary & map

Begin your adventure with a scenic cruise from downtown Seattle and soak in stunning scenery as you travel north through Deception Pass. With an expert onboard naturalist as your guide, journey to a region world-renowned for wildlife, where you will be on the lookout for orca, minke and humpback whales, Dall’s porpoise and seals. Upon your arrival in Friday Harbor, wander the town’s picturesque streets, visit the Whale Museum or check out these other ideas:

For more ideas, see our list of 25 things to do in Friday Harbor and San Juan Islands.

Spend the day exploring San Juan Island’s tranquil paradise. Drop by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art or learn more about our “real locals” at The Whale Museum. Rent a moped or bicycle and cruise around the peaceful, quaint town of Roche Harbor or get out on the water and kayak around the serene and dramatic limestone shoreline. Grab a local brew or cocktail at San Juan Island Distillery before concluding your journey with a relaxing San Juan Clipper cruise back to Seattle.

Your whale watching excursion may be taken on second day. For help customizing your San Juan Islands vacation package, please call Clipper Vacations at 1-800-888-2535.

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Seasonal Prices

Prices vary by season. Prices listed are minimum prices per adult. All applicable taxes included.

• *Whale sightings guaranteed: If you do not see whales during the Whale & Sealife Search, you will receive a coupon for a complimentary trip.
• Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates
• Minimum 1-day advance purchase required
• A $2.60 pp / RT Port fee and a security fee will be added to all San Juan Fares
• Subject to change


Hotels we love

These hotels have been hand-picked by our staff. List of available hotels may vary while booking, based on travel dates.

Our favorite activities

Clipper offers a variety of handpicked activities to add to your package when booking your trip. List of available activities vary based on travel dates.

"The views were fabulous! We also used Clipper to book a hotel on San Juan Island. It was a great service for them to provide… Would recommend to friends."

- Stephanie J., Fort Lauderdale, FL
TripAdvisor

"What a great time! Saw orcas, a humpback and minke whales and loved every minute of it. Very professional staff."

- Marty B., Olympia, WA
TripAdvisor

"Saw whales two minutes after leaving the pier (and this was not the whale watching portion of the trip). Clean ship and the most magnificent views of the San Juan Islands."

- Mary F., Elizabeth City, NC
TripAdvisor