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San Juan Islands and Whale-Watching Day Tour
Photo 1 / 2: Search for orcas on the The San Juan Explorer.
(Photo provided by Clipper Navigation, Inc.)
Cruise in style on the Victoria Clipper III from downtown Seattle through famous Deception Pass and on to the San Juan Islands. Once in Friday Harbor, board a passenger excursion vessel for an exciting whale-watching and sea life search tour.
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Cruise out of Elliott Bay, through Puget Sound and Deception Pass, and dock in Friday Harbor. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea on the scenic trip into the San Juan Islands, as well as the chance to purchase meals or snacks. Then board the San Juan Explorer for a whale-watching excursion. The onboard naturalist will point out various forms of marine life and provide details about the beautiful orcas that live in the waters. Enjoy the antics of the huge, yet graceful creatures—and don't forget to bring a camera! Upon arrival back in Friday Harbor, take some time to enjoy a snack or do some shopping before heading back to Seattle.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transportation from downtown Seattle to San Juan Islands
  • 3-hour whale-watching tour on the San Juan Explorer
  • Coffee and tea on the Victoria Clipper III
  • Service fee

Day trip, approximately 12 hours including transportation

May 21–September 6: Daily
September 7–26: Saturday and Sunday only

Departure time and location:
7:45 AM; from Pier 69, downtown Seattle

Return time to Pier 69 in Seattle:
Approximately 7:15 PM; departs Friday Harbor at 4:15 PM

Important booking tip:
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING Group Ticket equals an Adult + first child (1-11) pricing (the booking price includes a savings). For additional children please purchase the additional child ticket at full price.

NEXT STEP AFTER BOOKING ONLINE: After booking online and printing your voucher(s), you must call or e-mail the Victoria Clipper as far in advance of your desired departure date as possible. Please have valid photo ID for all adult passengers. Coffee and tea are complimentary onboard; breakfast and snacks are also available for purchase. Participation is complimentary for children under 1 year of age. Group pricing is not valid for youth groups.

Redemption instructions

After you book your Activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem 1 voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for Activity:
NEXT STEP AFTER BOOKING ONLINE: After booking online and printing your voucher(s), you must call or e-mail the Victoria Clipper as far in advance of your desired departure date as possible; the customer service phone number and e-mail address appear on your printed voucher(s). This final step is required to confirm your participation in this Activity. Space is limited and will not be guaranteed until reservations are made. At the time of calling, please have the full name, date and place of birth, and citizenship information available for each passenger; this may include a driver's license, passport, a birth certificate, or a visa. When you call to make reservations, indicate that you have vouchers and have the vouchers available. Please be sure to bring all of your vouchers with you on the day of your reservation.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.