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.
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
- $17 for a Deception Pass boat tour for one ($34.95 value)
- $32 for a Deception Pass boat tour for two ($69.90 value)
- $59 for a Deception Pass boat tour for four ($139.80 value)
Tours depart hourly between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on a high-speed catamaran for views of the rocky landscape and local ecology.
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.
5596 State Route 20
Anacortes, Washington 98221