Tours in Anacortes

46% Off Whale-Watching Trip

Multiple Locations

$109 $59

Veteran skippers welcome 12 tourists onto vessels and guarantee encounters with underwater giants during whale-watching tours

Up to 46% Off Orca-Watching Tour

Friday Harbor

$96 $59

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Certified marine naturalists helm 3.5- to 4-hour tours explaining stories about wildlife witnessed throughout trip

Up to 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Bellingham

$129 $64

70- to 90-mile whale-watching cruise travels around San Juan Islands, launching from marina about 2 miles from I-5, with free parking

Half Off River Rafting from Triad River Tours

Happy Valley

$80 $40

Safety-focused rafting trips include energetic treks through Class III rapids

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Downtown

C$105 C$52

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Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

Up to 45% Off Tour of Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

Up to 55% Off Tour at Dead Frog Brewery

Gloucester

C$30.98 C$15

Guests tour 10,000 sq. ft. factory before sampling some seasonal drafts such as Fearless IPA, Vienna Lager, Belgian Pale Ale & Nut Brown Ale

51% Off Segway Tour from Wild BC Tours and Guiding

Stave Falls

C$79 C$39

Sights give explorers a feel for the natural beauty along scenic trails as Segways propel them along

40% Off Sightseeing Flight for Three

Delta

C$447 C$269

Professional pilots swoop into the sky for 60-minute flight tours of Vancouver mountains and ocean

Up to 57% Off at Segway of Edmonds

City Of Edmonds

$75 $37

Learn about Edmonds history or snap pictures of beautiful waterfront sunsets during 90-minute Segway tours along Puget Sound

Up to 53% Off Winery Tour at LuLu Island Winery

East Richmond

C$52 C$26

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Tour of an award-winning winery with a wine tasting and gourmet food pairings

Up to 59% Off Vineyard Tour on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island

C$30 C$15

Attendees tour vineyards of sustainably grown grapes, learn about coastal winemaking, and sample wines at optional tasting

Up to 52% Off Harrison Hot Springs Walking Tour

Harrison Hot Springs

C$30 C$15

Local tour guide Andra Holzapfel leads groups through the streets of Harrison Hot Springs and tells historic stories about the area

Up to 51% Off Afternoon Tea Cruise in Vancover Harbor

Vancouver

C$89 C$44

Take tea while gazing at the skyline and nibbling sandwiches, pastries, and scones

Up to 55% Off Scooter Rental from Cycle BC Rentals

Mt. Pleasant

C$47.04 C$21

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Honda Jazz scooters with included helmet and gas provide an eco-friendly way to take in Vancouver’s sights

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Four Wineries

Eye of the Needle Winery

$80 $39.99

Four area wineries welcome guests with premium wine tastings and 10% off regularly priced bottles of wine

Select Local Merchants

When the producers of Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home were casting for the roles of coastal marine patrollers, they didn't look to the scores of hopeful actors in Hollywood, opting instead to find boating professionals with real experience. Their search led them to Orcas Island Eclipse Charters founders Dan and Denise Wilk, whose extensive knowledge of aquatic wildlife made them a serendipitous choice for sharing the camera with Hollywood's most famous orca.

Aboard their 56-foot vessel, Dan and Denise continue to share the passion that led them to the big screen in the first place. Their enthusiasm shines through to passengers while they guide tours into the habitats of killer whales and harbor seals. Occasionally, expert guides direct passengers to look up from the water to spot deer on nearby land or bald eagles soaring through the sky above. When asked how they happen upon so many natural specimens on their trips, Dan and Denise would tell you they don't leave their tours up to chance, coordinating excursions with a whale-watching service that pinpoints where the underwater mammals are feeding.

8368 Orcas Road
Eastsound,
WA
US

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' 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 Rte. 20
Anacortes,
Washington
US

Dave Button grew up along Washington's Skagit River and had the inspiration to found his own company while navigating the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon under the helm of famed guide Georgie White. Soon after, Dave returned home to create Pacific NW Float Trips in 1974. Today, Dave and his crew of trained, passionate guides share their knowledge of the region's landscapes and hottest nightclubs for 20-something salmon via inspirational tours held year-round on the Skagit, Nooksack, and Wenatchee Rivers. Having scored the No. 5 spot on Sunset magazine's Top 10 Rafting Trips, Pacific NW's famed Bald Eagle Raft Adventure grants tourists a chance to take in the serenity of rustling cottonwoods and the majesty of Mount Baker as their guides quietly point out migratory eagles from Canada and Alaska.

20200 Cook Rd
Burlington,
WA
US

For the Hanke family, it seems like Puget Sound Express has always been part of their lives. Raised in the Puget Sound his entire life, Pete Hanke honed his seafaring abilities alongside his father, Pete Sr. Together, the two started leading weeklong sailing adventures across the Pacific Northwest in 1981 and eventually started whale tours. Today, the business still remains a family affair, with grandparents, children, and grandchildren working side by side. Sherri Hanke, Pete’s wife, feels this is the company's biggest feature. "We have three generations of captains, so there is a wealth of knowledge there."

In addition to their family members, Puget Sound Express's crew is well acquainted with the area's 88 resident killer whales, which naturalists can identify based on their markings and slick leather jackets. Tours also pass into the habitats of other wildlife, often spotting humpbacks, sea birds, and bald eagles. The Hankes' most popular voyage tours the San Juan Islands, pausing at the fishing village of Friday Harbor. According to Sherri, this region is well known for its weather. "We refer to it as the Blue Hole, because it is like this circle of sunlight. It could be raining in Seattle and extremely sunny here."

The Hankes take adventure-seekers out on the M.V. Glacier Spirit, a modern, 70-seat vessel with open-air viewing decks and large windows allowing sightseers unencumbered views. Additionally, an on-board hydrophone listens in on whales' vocalizations to see which songs are currently stuck in their heads.

227 Jackson Street
Port Townsend,
WA
US

As fall winds sweep over the land, all manner of horrifying creatures descend on Scream Fair Halloween Haunt to feast on visitors' shrieks. Multiple themed areas provide a host of different scares to curdle the blood of even the bravest souls, and new horrors rumble the walls each season. In previous years, vampires have hunted the living, murderous lunatics have escaped their cells, and Michael Myers has caught an unlucky few in order to subject them to his vacation photos.

1775 Front St
Lynden,
WA
US

Seasoned charioteers at Black Beauty Line navigate winding routes past Victoria’s most picturesque locales. The average 30-minute tour circles the neo-baroque Parliament buildings that border the Inner Harbour and clip-clops toward historic James Bay Village. Riders can snuggle under provided quilts as buggies glide past sites such as the Heritage Homes, whose snowy veils on winter rides melt away for spring rides to reveal manicured gardens and groggy lawn ornaments. Along the way, charioteers impart tales and tidbits about the tour attractions, and good-naturedly pose for photos after the ride. The well-kept carriages are also available for private event rental, often for weddings. Owner Rebecca Spray brings 30 years of caring for horses to Black Beauty Line. As a member of Carriage Operators of North America, she ensures that horses are healthy, well groomed, and not actually a horse impersonator looking for real-world experience. Pets are welcome to come along for the ride, and everyone must make reservations before the tour.

600 Menzies Street
Victoria,
BC
CA