PS Express Cruises (Puget Sound Express)

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227 Jackson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 227 Jackson St, Port Townsend Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+13603855288
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Puget Sound Express in Port Townsend, WA sets its standards high, making it one of the most hospitable hotels in the area. Get the plans going!

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 16 days ago
Apparently Groupon doesn't charge taxes, so you will have to pay taxes when you check in for the trip at the office.
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Pack a small bag with a wind proof jacket, sunscreen, and dress in layers. The weather can change quickly! The boat can be packed so don't pack too much. Drinks and snacks are available to purchase, but it's ok to bring your own as well.
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What a lovely experience! I love the boat we were on which had indoor seating and yet we could go out on deck when we chose to. Traveling the San Juan's was absolutely gorgeous and being able to see a couple pods of orcas was exceptional! I enjoyed spending our 2-hour lunch in Friday Harbor and the unrushed cruise back to Port Townsend. I have already recommended it to some friends!
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Remember, its not just about whales. Don't forget to enjoy all the amazing beauty.
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Disappointing that we didn't find the whales, but they made a considerable effort. Crew was great.
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The full day tour was awesome!! We didn't happen to see any orcas but did get to follow a humpback whale for a bit and even saw a minke whale. There were also sea lions, eagles, and otters. Two hours was plenty of time in Friday Harbor. It was a perfect day and the staff were knowledgeable and courteous. So happy I went!!!
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Whales watching with Puget Sound Express was an all day adventure. I love being on the open sea. All the staff are friendly. Captain and crew are knowledgeable about the wildlife and Orcas. I took hat, gloves, a jacket because it can be a little chilly on the water on a 60 degree day. Wear non-skid shoes.
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Great day trip to Friday Harbor. If you're a photographer, make sure to bring at least a 300mm lens with your camera. Bring jacket and sun glasses. Great trip and had lots of fun!
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Report | 2 months ago
very friendly staff. beautiful trip.
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Saw plenty of sea life and wildlife...personable captain and crew. Highly recommended!
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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.

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