Just 90 Miles North Of Seattle, Washington
Whale Watching In The San Juan Islands
Adventure Awaits You!
A whale watching adventure awaits you in the beautiful and sunny San Juan Islands, just north of Seattle. A visit to Seattle Washington and the Pacific Northwest wouldn't be complete without including an extraordinary orca whale watching trip.
Join Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours on an intimate sized tour (limited to 32 passengers on the 46' Western Prince II and 15 passengers on the 27' Western Explorer) as we explore the protected waters of the Salish Sea (north of Puget Sound) and discover the islands' abundant wildlife and spectacular beauty.
We are the longest operating whale/wildlife tour company in the islands. We aren't the biggest, nor do we strive to be. As an owner operated company, we take pride in providing a quality whale watching tour with a personal touch. Each tour is unique and each day is a new adventure. You never know what will turn up along the way. Our tours generally run 3-4 hours on the Western Prince II and 2.5-3 hours on the Western Explorer. However, we have been known to extend a trip when something comes up that we just can't resist.
It is a truly amazing experience to view these wonderful animals in their natural environment. We hope you not only find our whale watching tours fun and exciting , but also enriching and enlightening . We always operate with the utmost respect for the wildlife we view and the environment we operate in and always follow current guidelines and regulations. We believe that the best way to ensure the long term survival of the wonderful whales and wildlife we encounter is through endearment and education.
Experience For Yourself.....
Experience for yourself the sound of an eagle's call from high atop a majestic cedar tree. Watch in amazement as Dall's porpoise seem to effortlessly ride the bow waves of the Western Prince II, and lazy harbor seals sunning themselves along the rocky shoreline barely notice us.
Whether you're visiting or are a Seattle area local, don't miss this incredible experience. Check out the San Juan Islands Visitor's Bureau to learn more about the islands!
Getting To San Juan Island From Seattle
Fly or drive?
A truly unique way to get here from Seattle is to take a beautiful scenic flight with Westwind Aviation. Westwind typically departs from Boeing Field in Seattle, or from many convienent airports throughout the area. Call us at 800-757-6722 for more info!
Of course, the most popular way to travel to the San Juan Islands (north of Puget Sound) for whale watching is by Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, WA.
From Seattle, drive North on Interstate 5 to Highway 20 (Exit 230). Take Hwy. 20 West through Anacortes and out to the Washington State Ferry landing 4 miles West of Anacortes. We suggest that you park your car and walk on the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Ferries run every 2 to 3 hours so be aware of the schedule before you leave Seattle. The ferry ride over here is beautiful and you will see many islands on the way.
Check out the interactive Google map for more detailed directions from anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.