The Salish Sea is one of the world’s largest and biologically rich areas that is teeming with an array of spectacular wildlife. One of the best places to see orca whales as well as humpback, gray and minke whales breach, splash and play in their natural habitat.

Our popular whale watching tours from Seattle that cruise through the waters off Victoria and Vancouver feature an onboard expert naturalists who guide and educate passengers about local wildlife and whale conservation throughout the trip.

Seattle to Victoria Day Trip with Whale Watching

March - October

Spend a day with orcas, humpback, minke whales and more as you cruise through the waters of the Salish Sea aboard Five Star’s sleek, 40-passenger vessel on a Victoria whale watching adventure. Explore the waters of Gulf Island and Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of an array of fascinating wildlife.

Seattle to Victoria Overnight with Whale Watching Tour

March - October

Cruise through the waters of the Salish Sea and experience the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with an overnight getaway from Seattle that includes a Victoria whale watching tour plus hotel stay. Depart from downtown Victoria and soak in phenomenal views of the coastline as you watch orcas, humpbacks, sea lions and bald eagles splash and play in their natural habitat. Enjoy the rest of your time experiencing Victoria’s British charms for a weekend to remember!

Seattle to Vancouver & Victoria with Whale Watching Cruise

May - October

Discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest and Southern Canada with an exhilarating adventure from Seattle to Vancouver and Victoria, BC. Spend a day exploring the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver after scenic Amtrak Cascades train ride from Seattle and hop on Prince of Whales’ Salish Sea Dream in for a four-hour adventure crossing to Victoria. Travel past the small islands between the cities while onboard naturalist guides your trip and informs all about our resident and transient orca whales and other fascinating wildlife found on this coast.

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

- Marty B., Olympia, WA

"This was wonderful. Our naturalist kept us informed during the total excursion… We have taken many tours in many countries, and this was the most enjoyable one yet."

- Deborah K., North Dakota

"Our trip was amazing. We had whale sightings 30 minutes into our trip. We saw 3 different species of whale, porpoises, American bald eagles, and seals the entire day."

- Van Nita S.

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