One of the world’s largest and biologically rich inland seas, the Salish Sea teems with an array of spectacular wildlife. With a variety of whales cruising the sparkling waters, this region is one of the best places to see orca, minke, gray and humpback whales breach, splash and play in their natural habitat. Clipper’s popular Seattle and Victoria whale watching tours make it possible to observe these magnificent mammals that have occupied our waters for hundreds of years.

San Juan Whale Watching Day Trip

The ONLY San Juan Islands whale watching day trip departing from Seattle

Cruise out of downtown Seattle’s Pier 69 on the San Juan Clipper for an awe-inspiring San Juan Island whale watching adventure! Under the guidance of an expert onboard naturalist, you’ll visit an area world-renowned for wildlife, where you’ll be on the lookout for orca and humpback whales before stopping in Friday Harbor.

San Juan Whale Watching Overnight

Experience Life on “island time”

Immerse yourself in the local culture and “island time” pace of island life with an overnight getaway to the San Juan Islands. Keep your eye out as your expert onboard naturalist leads you on a search for whales, porpoises and more. Enjoy the rest of the day and next morning exploring the seaport town of Friday Harbor.

Victoria Whale Watching

Watch Resident orca whales propel out of the Salish Sea

Spend a day with our resident orca whales as you cruise through the waters of the Salish Sea aboard a 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.

Gray Whale Watching Day Trip From Seattle

A perfect weekend escape and whale sightings guaranteed!

Share the Sound with some 35 ton visitors as our celebrated North Puget Sound gray whales make a pit stop on our waters along their 10,000-mile journey from Mexico to Alaska! Hop on the San Juan Clipper for a Seattle gray whale watching trip with a stopover in Langley.

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

- Marty B., Olympia, WA
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"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
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"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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