San Juan Islands Whale Watching
Local Charters and Outfitters

San Juan Excursions San Juan Excursions

Orca sightings 90% of the time, Heated cabins, padded outdoor seating, Certified Naturalist Guides. 800-80-WHALE
Mystic Sea Charters

If you are staying overnight on the Islands you may want to use the services of one of the local outfitters or charter companies listed below. If you want to go whale watching as a day trip from elsewhere in the Puget Sound region, then please go to Mainland Charters and Tours. Also, some operators have departures from both the islands and the mainland.

Remember, whale watching is a popular activity and it is a good idea to call ahead and make reservations in advance of the date you might want to join a whale watching cruise.

For more on whales and whale watching, see our related links page.


Outer Island Expeditions. PO Box 653, Eastsound, WA 98245. Phone: 360-376-3711. E-mail

Personalized Whale Watching and Wildlife Trips. Hop aboard one of Outer Island Expeditions' custom high-speed aluminum vessels for an up close and personal experience. All our vessels Outer Island Expeditions Whale Watchinghave an enclosed cabin and restroom. We have scheduled trips and custom private trips. We can accommodate singles, couples, families, and larger groups (up to 24 people). Our fast vessels mean you spend more time with the whales and wildlife. All our trips are led by trained naturalists. Check out our website for more details: www.outerislandx.com. Please contact us at (360) 376-3711 or outerislandx@hotmail.com with any question or to book your trip.


San Juan Excursions. #2 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Phone: 360-378-6636; Toll-free: 1-800-80-WHALE. E-mail

Our Guarantee: We see orca whales on over 90% of our tours. If you do not see orca whales on your tour, then your next tour is free of San Juan Excursionscharge. Cruise in comfort aboard the classic motor yacht 'Odyssey' with certified Naturalist guides. Enjoy heated lounge style cabins and outside viewing decks with padded seating while viewing orca whales, sea lions, seals, porpoise, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds in their natural habitat. Two amazing certified Naturists will be on board to share information about the flora, fauna and Salish Sea region. Carbon neutral business and locally owned operated by second generation islanders. Established 1994.


Orcas Island

Deer Harbor Charters. PO Box 303, Deer Harbor, WA 98243. Phone: 360-376-5989; Toll-free: 1-800-544-5758; 360-376-5815. E-mail

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters. Next to Orcas Ferry Dock. Toll-free: 1-800-376-6566; Fax: 360-376-4780. E-mail

Outer Island Expeditions. PO Box 653, Eastsound, WA 98245. Phone: 360-376-3711. E-mail

San Juan Island - Friday Harbor

Captain Carli Whale Watching. 710 Nash Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-0302; Toll-free: 1-888-221-1331. E-mail

Crystal Seas Kayaking, Inc. PO Box 3135, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-7899; Toll-free: 1-877-SEAS-877. E-mail

Maya's Whale Watch Charters. Snug Harbor Marina, 210 Madrona Drive, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-7996. E-mail

Outdoor Odysseys. 86 Cedar Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-3533; Toll-free: 1-800-647-4621. E-mail

San Juan Cruises. Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. Phone: 360-378-3499; Toll-free: 1-800-232-ORCA (6722).

San Juan Excursions. San Juan Excursions. PO Box 2508, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-6636; Toll-free: 1-800-80-WHALE, or, 1-888-88-WHALE; Fax: 360-378-6652. E-mail

San Juan Outfitters. PO Box 325, Friday Harbor WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-1962; Toll-free: 1-866-810-1483. E-mail

San Juan Safari's. Operating from Friday Harbor & Roche Harbor
San Juan Island, WA. Phone: 360-378-1323; Toll-free: 1-800-450-6858. E-mail

Scamper Charters. 685 Spring Street, #191, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Toll-free: 1-877-314-3532. E-mail

Sea Quest Expeditions. Near Friday Harbor. PO Box 2424, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-5767; Fax: 360-378-8767. E-mail

Western Prince Cruises. One block from the Ferry Landing. PO Box 418, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-5315; Toll-free: 1-800-757-6722; Fax: 360-378-4240. E-mail

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