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Full-Day San Juan Whale-Watching Cruise & Lunch

by San Juan Cruises
per adult Price is $119
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Features animals

Highlights

Viewing of Northwest orca whales from deluxe tour vessel

Detailed narrative of surrounding wildlife, sites & history

Northwest wild salmon & barbecue chicken lunch

Wide selection of Northwest wines & microbrews from cash bar

Visit to the largest town on the San Juan Islands

Highlights

Viewing of Northwest orca whales from deluxe tour vessel

Detailed narrative of surrounding wildlife, sites & history

Northwest wild salmon & barbecue chicken lunch

Wide selection of Northwest wines & microbrews from cash bar

Visit to the largest town on the San Juan Islands

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9:30 AM, San Juan Whale Watching and Lunch Cruise in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $118.48, taxes included

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Full-Day San Juan Whale-Watching Cruise & Lunch

Activity Location

Bellingham

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • San Juan Cruises

    Alaska Ferry Terminal 355 Harris Avenue

    Bellingham 98225


Description

Grab your camera and embark on a deluxe 100-foot tour vessel to spot the majestic Orca whales that are native to the Northwest. This full-day guided tour around the San Juan Islands is completed with a Northwest wild salmon lunch, a visit to Friday Harbor, and almost-guaranteed whale sightings.

Cruise the deep-blue waters from Bellingham toward the San Juan archipelago and keep your eyes peeled for sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles, and harbor seals basking in the sun on Viti Rocks near Lummi Island. Enjoy the refreshing sea breeze as your captain illustrates the San Juan Islands’ history and notable geological features.

Experienced wildlife guides help point out the orca whales in the surrounding waters—with a typical success rate of 80–90 percent each season. About 90 orcas live in the Northwest year-round, but you may also spot some groups of transient humpback, gray or minke whales passing through the area.

With the scenic open water as a backdrop for lunch, enjoy a Northwest wild salmon and barbecue chicken feast—including rice pilaf, coleslaw, and freshly baked biscuits with honey-butter. Top off your meal with decadent brownies and your favorite Northwest wine, microbrew, or cocktail.

Arrive in quaint Friday Harbor, the largest town on the San Juan Islands, and explore shops, artist galleries, brewpubs, and the largest whale museum in the Northwest. After a 2-hour visit, re-board the cruise and bask in the sunset’s golden rays on your way back to Bellingham Bay.


Inclusions

  • Boat cruise with commentary

  • Homestyle salmon and barbecue chicken lunch with sides and dessert

  • 2-hour shore visit in Friday Harbor


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.


Full-Day San Juan Whale-Watching Cruise & Lunch ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

4/5 Aug 21, 2019

It's something to take off my bucket list. The luncheon was great. iThe Captain and the crew were friendly and very knowledgeable. But it's 6 ½ hours on a boat and it's kinda hard to stay entertained for that long. I just wish the ½ Day cruise had been available on the day we were there.

Sharon E

United States

5/5 Aug 4, 2019

Beautiful day to see whales .. we were fortunate to see 3 types : Minky, Grey and Humpback whales. Didn’t get to see the Orcas tho but still very happy that we took this cruise ! Friendly staff and crew !!

Melanie U

United States

4/5 Sep 22, 2018

Boat and crew were great, food was good also, nice relaxing day only bummer was lack of the whales, we did see a little bit of a humpback, all and all it was a nice day.