A Speedy Passenger-Only Ferry Ride

Planning a trip from Seattle to San Juan Island? Skip the long drive from Seattle and ferry lines in Anacortes! Instead, walk on direct from downtown Seattle aboard our high-speed San Juan Clipper catamaran for a quick and easy ferry ride to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. The easiest, fastest way to get from Seattle to the San Juans! Upon arrival, you’ll be steps from Clipper’s fun tours and hotel partners and can get a great deal when you add a hotel stay to your booking.

Seattle to San Juan Island Whale Watching

Get your camera ready as you cruise out of Pier 69 on the ONLY San Juan Island whale watching trip departing from downtown Seattle! Soak in awe-inspiring scenery as you travel to an area-world renowned for wildlife to catch, where you’ll be on the lookout for orca, minke and humpback whales. The featured video below offers a peek into the joy of seeing these magnificent creatures splash and play in their natural habitat.

 Meet the REAL locals and go behind the scenes with Clipper on our Seattle Whale Watching tour to the San Juan Islands.

NOTE: There is no scheduled service between Seattle and Victoria on December 25, 2018, January 8, 9, 15, 16 and January 22 – February 10, 2019.

Seattle to Friday Harbor
depart
arrive
2019
Seattle
Friday Harbor
April 26 - May 15 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
8:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
May 16 to September 8 (Daily)
8:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
September 9 to October 13 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
8:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.

Notes

Optional Whale & Sealife Search 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Northbound sailing via Deception Pass. Southbound direct from Friday Harbor to Seattle. Times are approximate to allow for optimal whale viewing.

Vessel substitutions and/or weather could affect route & sailing times. All fares and schedule are pending WUTC approval and subject to change.

depart
arrive
2019
Friday Harbor
Seattle
April 26 - May 15 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
May 16 to September 8 (Daily)
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
September 9 to October 13 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.

Notes

Optional Whale & Sealife Search 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Northbound sailing via Deception Pass. Southbound direct from Friday Harbor to Seattle. Times are approximate to allow for optimal whale viewing.

Vessel substitutions and/or weather could affect route & sailing times. All fares and schedule are pending WUTC approval and subject to change.

Advance Purchase
1-11 years
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
Adult
Child
April 26 to May 15 (Fri-Sun)
$99
$25
$112
$72
May 16 to May 23 (Daily)
$99
$25
$112
$72
May 24 to September 8 (Tue-Thu)
$119
$25
$166
$75
May 24 to September 8 (Fri-Mon)
$138
$25
$166
$75
September 9 to October 13 (Fri-Sun)
$99
$25
$112
$72
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to May 15 (Fri-Sun)
$73
$45.50
May 16 to May 23 (Daily)
$73
$45.50
May 24 to September 8 (Tue-Thu)
$121
$93.50
May 24 to September 8 (Fri-Mon)
$121
$93.50
September 9 to October 13 (Fri-Sun)
$73
$45.50
Advance Purchase
1-11 years
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
Adult
Child
April 26 to May 15 (Fri-Sun)
$81
$0
$94
$47
May 16 to May 23 (Daily)
$81
$0
$94
$47
May 24 to September 8 (Tue-Thu)
$87.50
$0
$100
$50
May 24 to September 8 (Fri-Mon)
$97.50
$0
$100
$50
September 9 to October 13 (Fri-Sun)
$81
$0
$94
$47
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to October 13
$110
$55
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to October 13
$55
$27.50
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to October 13
$75
$37.50
Economy Class

Panoramic views and spacious seating

Main Cabin

  • Onboard locally sourced food, spirits, and beverage menu available for purchase with in-seat service
  • Onboard gift shop
Comfort Class

Upgrade for
just $25 USD per leg!

Spacious, leather seating in upper-deck Comfort Cabin includes all amenities of Economy, plus:

  • Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit, and snacks
  • Priority boarding

Departs Friday Harbor at 12:00 pm and returns at 2:30 pm. Please call for reservations and availability.

Whale sightings guaranteed: If you do not see whales during the Whale & Sealife Search, you will receive a coupon for a complimentary trip.

CHILDREN (1-11 yrs old): $25 with 1-day advance purchase round-trip adult fares when booked in conjunction with whale watching or an overnight package. 1 child per paying adult, additional children at an extra cost.

*FERRY ONLY: Round trip fares are for day trips only. Overnight fares are priced as two one ways.

Advisory: Due to the time spent on the boat during this nearly 12 hour San Juan Island day trip with Whale Watching, it is not recommended for children under 6. Adults traveling with young children should plan accordingly by bringing books, videos, games, toys etc. to assist in keeping them occupied. There is a great deal to see throughout the day but it may be more than a young child can appreciate.

Prices are in US Dollars and include tax. 1-day advance purchase, date and voyage restrictions may apply. Child fare not available for youth groups. Changes or cancellations received 2 or more days before tour start date are fully refundable. 1 day prior to tour start date, the reservation is non-refundable.

A $2.60 pp/RT Port fee and $2 pp/RT security fee will be added to all Friday Harbor fares, until further notice.

NOTE: Ferry Service between Seattle/Victoria, BC and Seattle/San Juan Island are passenger service only. No vehicles.

Fares subject to WUTC approval but may include a whale watching component not subject to UTC.

Subject to change.

Seattle

Seattle Clipper Terminal

2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-5000

DIRECTIONS

Nearby parking

Bell Street Pier Garage

Entrances on:
9 Wall St & 2323 Elliott Ave

Garage hours:
6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 per calendar day for Clipper passengers. Must obtain parking validation from the Victoria Clipper terminal. Garage has a height restriction of 6’6″

DIRECTIONS

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal

Spring Street Pier – Friday Harbor
81 Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

DIRECTIONS

Overview

A Speedy Passenger-Only Ferry Ride

Planning a trip from Seattle to San Juan Island? Skip the long drive from Seattle and ferry lines in Anacortes! Instead, walk on direct from downtown Seattle aboard our high-speed San Juan Clipper catamaran for a quick and easy ferry ride to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. The easiest, fastest way to get from Seattle to the San Juans! Upon arrival, you’ll be steps from Clipper’s fun tours and hotel partners and can get a great deal when you add a hotel stay to your booking.

Seattle to San Juan Island Whale Watching

Get your camera ready as you cruise out of Pier 69 on the ONLY San Juan Island whale watching trip departing from downtown Seattle! Soak in awe-inspiring scenery as you travel to an area-world renowned for wildlife to catch, where you’ll be on the lookout for orca, minke and humpback whales. The featured video below offers a peek into the joy of seeing these magnificent creatures splash and play in their natural habitat.

 Meet the REAL locals and go behind the scenes with Clipper on our Seattle Whale Watching tour to the San Juan Islands.

Ferry Schedule

NOTE: There is no scheduled service between Seattle and Victoria on December 25, 2018, January 8, 9, 15, 16 and January 22 – February 10, 2019.

depart
arrive
2019
Seattle
Friday Harbor
April 26 - May 15 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
8:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
May 16 to September 8 (Daily)
8:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
September 9 to October 13 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
8:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.

Notes

Optional Whale & Sealife Search 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Northbound sailing via Deception Pass. Southbound direct from Friday Harbor to Seattle. Times are approximate to allow for optimal whale viewing.

Vessel substitutions and/or weather could affect route & sailing times. All fares and schedule are pending WUTC approval and subject to change.

depart
arrive
2019
Friday Harbor
Seattle
April 26 - May 15 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
May 16 to September 8 (Daily)
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
September 9 to October 13 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only)
5:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.

Notes

Optional Whale & Sealife Search 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Northbound sailing via Deception Pass. Southbound direct from Friday Harbor to Seattle. Times are approximate to allow for optimal whale viewing.

Vessel substitutions and/or weather could affect route & sailing times. All fares and schedule are pending WUTC approval and subject to change.

Travel Fares

Ferry with Whale Watching

Advance Purchase
1-11 years
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
Adult
Child
April 26 to May 15 (Fri-Sun)
$99
$25
$112
$72
May 16 to May 23 (Daily)
$99
$25
$112
$72
May 24 to September 8 (Tue-Thu)
$119
$25
$166
$75
May 24 to September 8 (Fri-Mon)
$138
$25
$166
$75
September 9 to October 13 (Fri-Sun)
$99
$25
$112
$72
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to May 15 (Fri-Sun)
$73
$45.50
May 16 to May 23 (Daily)
$73
$45.50
May 24 to September 8 (Tue-Thu)
$121
$93.50
May 24 to September 8 (Fri-Mon)
$121
$93.50
September 9 to October 13 (Fri-Sun)
$73
$45.50

Ferry Only*

Advance Purchase
1-11 years
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
Adult
Child
April 26 to May 15 (Fri-Sun)
$81
$0
$94
$47
May 16 to May 23 (Daily)
$81
$0
$94
$47
May 24 to September 8 (Tue-Thu)
$87.50
$0
$100
$50
May 24 to September 8 (Fri-Mon)
$97.50
$0
$100
$50
September 9 to October 13 (Fri-Sun)
$81
$0
$94
$47
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to October 13
$110
$55
1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to October 13
$55
$27.50

Whale Watching Only

1-11 years
2019
Adult
Child
April 26 to October 13
$75
$37.50

Notes

Departs Friday Harbor at 12:00 pm and returns at 2:30 pm. Please call for reservations and availability.

Whale sightings guaranteed: If you do not see whales during the Whale & Sealife Search, you will receive a coupon for a complimentary trip.

CHILDREN (1-11 yrs old): $25 with 1-day advance purchase round-trip adult fares when booked in conjunction with whale watching or an overnight package. 1 child per paying adult, additional children at an extra cost.

*FERRY ONLY: Round trip fares are for day trips only. Overnight fares are priced as two one ways.

Advisory: Due to the time spent on the boat during this nearly 12 hour San Juan Island day trip with Whale Watching, it is not recommended for children under 6. Adults traveling with young children should plan accordingly by bringing books, videos, games, toys etc. to assist in keeping them occupied. There is a great deal to see throughout the day but it may be more than a young child can appreciate.

Prices are in US Dollars and include tax. 1-day advance purchase, date and voyage restrictions may apply. Child fare not available for youth groups. Changes or cancellations received 2 or more days before tour start date are fully refundable. 1 day prior to tour start date, the reservation is non-refundable.

A $2.60 pp/RT Port fee and $2 pp/RT security fee will be added to all Friday Harbor fares, until further notice.

NOTE: Ferry Service between Seattle/Victoria, BC and Seattle/San Juan Island are passenger service only. No vehicles.

Fares subject to WUTC approval but may include a whale watching component not subject to UTC.

Subject to change.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Seattle

Seattle Clipper Terminal

2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-5000

DIRECTIONS

Nearby parking

Bell Street Pier Garage

Entrances on:
9 Wall St & 2323 Elliott Ave

Garage hours:
6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 per calendar day for Clipper passengers. Must obtain parking validation from the Victoria Clipper terminal. Garage has a height restriction of 6’6″

DIRECTIONS

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal

Spring Street Pier – Friday Harbor
81 Front Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

DIRECTIONS

"This boat trip was absolutely amazing… The San Juan Islands are a must, aboard the Clipper."

- Jonathan C., Boston, MA
TripAdvisor

"Very professional staff. Comfortable boat. Beautiful scenery and whales. What’s not to like?"

- Marty B., Olympia, WA
TripAdvisor

"The crew answered all questions with knowledge and confidence. I will return to Friday Harbor via Clipper again this summer"

- Van Nita S.
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