Seattle Wildlife & Whale Watching Tours

FRS Clipper offers the only Wildlife & Whale Watching Tours that leave directly from downtown at Pier 69. The Salish Sea is one of the world’s largest and biologically rich areas teeming with an array of spectacular wildlife. It is one of the best places to see transient orca killer whales as well as humpback, gray and minke whales breach, splash, feed and play in their natural habitat, and observe other wildlife which can include seals, sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles, blue herons, and more.

FRS Clipper Wildlife & Whale Watching Tours feature an onboard naturalist who guides and educates passengers about local wildlife and whale conservation throughout the trip. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you’ll be offered a free trip for a later date! Learn more about how FRS Clipper contributes to whale and wildlife conservation and safety.

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Mar - Apr, 2024

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Seattle Wildlife & Gray Whale Watching Tour

Mar - Apr, 2024

Share the Sound with some 35 ton visitors on a Seattle gray whale watching tour aboard the San Juan Clipper departing direct from downtown Seattle’s Pier 69! With the guidance of FRS Clipper’s expert onboard naturalist, you will be on the lookout for these huge special whales as they migrate north. A unique, limited time opportunity!

Seattle Wildlife & Whale Watching Tour

May - Oct, 2024

Experience the ONLY half-day Seattle whale watching tour that departs directly from downtown! Embark on a 3-6 hour (depending on sighting locations) adventure aboard the San Juan Clipper fast ferry as an expert naturalist helps you spot transient orcas, humpback whales and other wildlife. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you’ll receive a free tour for a later date. The perfect Pacific Northwest summer tour on the Salish Sea! Departs and returns from Pier 69 on the Seattle waterfront.

"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

"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 TripAdvisor

"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. Facebook

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