Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or Four from Deception Pass Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Anacortes

92% of 756 customers

Give as a Gift
Over 130 bought
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell

A Coast Guard–certified captain leads whale-watching tours on a high-speed catamaran

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 5th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48 hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price may apply. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Credit card required at time of reservation to hold spot on boat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $44 for a whale-watching tour for one (up to an $89 value)
  • $85 for a whale-watching tour for two (up to a $178 value)
  • $165 for a whale-watching tour for four (up to a $356 value)

Endangered resident orcas share the Salish Sea with minke, gray, and humpback whales, which passengers view while traveling on the Island Whaler, a high-speed catamaran-style vessel. The staff recommends that customers bundle up with layers and gloves, and they can promise a whale sighting at a later date if none surface on the day of the tour for an extra $10 whale insurance fee. Tours depart at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday between June 1 and October 5 of 2013 in nearly all weather conditions. To ensure passengers stay warm, full-body wind- and water-proof comfort suits as well as parkas are available.

Deception Pass Tours

The tenure of US Coast Guard–certified Captain Brett as captain of the Island Whaler began as a dream. In the course of nine months, he had a recurring dream about an unusual flatbed boat, which replaced his normal dreams about beating up Napoleon with Horatio Hornblower. More than a year after the visions stopped, Brett discovered his fantasy boat sitting in a parking lot in Anacortes. He now owns that boat and pilots the open-topped Island Whaler through picturesque waters to view the multitudinous wildlife found in and around Deception Pass.

The open deck and low-slung cabin of the seafaring sloop grants easy, panoramic views of the steep, rocky landscape. Captain Brett chimes in against the breeze with educational details about the pass's historical significance, structures, and ecology. Throughout the tours, spritely fauna with unevolved senses of stage fright perform lively, natural ballets as visitors potentially lock eyes with bald eagles, seals, porpoises, gray whales, and Pacific Northwest giant squid.


Reviews

had a great time seeing and learning about the bridge, nature, history and the area.

knott02, TripAdvisor, 11/1/11

Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable

serenasun32, TripAdvisor, 8/4/12

Tips

92% of 756 customers

  • “Friendly attentive staff who pay attention to safety and ensure clients have a good time.”

  • “The trip was great, and the gummy bear ice cream was awesome.”

  • “Nice tour to show off beautiful region; Brett and Allison were friendly and knowledgable.”

  1. A

    Anacortes

    5596 State Route 20

    Anacortes, Washington 98221

    888-909-8687

    Get Directions

Gear and getaways for outdoor adventures, from hiking to ski vacations
Extraordinary "bucket list" opportunities, such as skydiving and helicopter tours