Even with the huge variety of wildlife found here in the Pacific Northwest, there are few animals that rival the majesty of the Orca whale. Due to the salmon-rich waters of Puget Sound, the beautiful San Juan Islands are without a doubt the best place to see these amazing creatures in action. San Juan Safaris, conveniently located next to the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, offers daily whale watching tours from early April through October. With the highest rate of Orca sightings of any tour operator in the San Juans you’re guaranteed an experience you’ll never forget.
If tour boats aren’t your thing, why not sign up for a kayak tour? Explore the complex tidal ecosystems of Puget Sound on a 3-hour Wildlife Tour! Search for Orcas on the 5-hour Orca Search tour! Feeling adventuresome? There are two-, three- and five-night overnight tours available! No experience is necessary and all your equipment will be provided for you. With such a wide range of tours to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect fit!
Visitor tip: Skip the ferry lines! Kenmore Air offers a short, scenic ride from Seattle’s Lake Union directly to Friday Harbor. How convenient!