San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours

Voted Best Eco-Adventure Tour in the Pacific Northwest!

Located steps from the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, San Juan Safaris Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours has an excellent reputation for respectful wildlife viewing. On the water since 1995, this company is known for providing high-quality, small-group size whale watching & wildlife tours. All of our vessels are U.S. Coast Guard Certified - safe and fast. Enjoy the thrill of seeing one of the most impressive animals on the planet - the orca whale.

Choose from two whale watch & wildlife tour vessel departures:

Flagship vessel Sea Lion is a new 55-foot-long vessel, with a warm and comfortable cabin and a walk around deck. Great for families with children, or for those guests looking for a comfortable cruise. Sea Lion is U.S. Coast Guard Certified - safe and fast. Enjoy the thrill of seeing one of the most impressive animals on the planet - the orca whale.

  • Walk around deck with plenty of room at the rails for viewing
  • Large, windowed, heated cabin with padded seats
  • Professional-quality hydrophone – listen to the whales
  • Great for children of any age!

Or choose the newest and fastest vessel in the San Juans! M/V Kestrel is our new high-speed adventure vessel-- perfect for anyone looking for an exciting excursion!

  • Fast, safe, and comfortable
  • 360° viewing deck
  • All-weather exposure suits keep you warm and dry
  • Onboard restroom

Friendly and knowledgable marine naturalist on all tours, and our small group tour size gives everyone access to one-on-one time with your naturalist.

Getting here: If you are coming from Seattle, drive up to the ferry terminal in Anacortes or take our "Whale Plane Package” from Seattle at Lake Union. This Whale Plane package includes round-trip air via seaplane AND a whale watching tour.

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