What You'll Get
Orcas are huge animals though difficult to spot due to the ocean's vast size and checkerboard floor. Let a pro guide your eyes with this Groupon.
$41 for an Orca Whale-Watching Excursion Monday–Friday (Up to $82 Value)
The Victoria Clipper III awaits passengers at Seattle's Pier 69, departing at 7:45 a.m. for the San Juan Islands. The boat cruises through Puget Sound past the sky-piercing peaks of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges before the 2.5-hour search for sea life and orcas begins in earnest. The cruises—which boasted a 97% success rate in orca sightings last summer—then retire dockside in Friday Harbor to visit its quaint shops, eateries, and courthouse should one break any of its quaint laws. Once passengers have had 2.5-hours to get their fill of island life, the vessel returns to Seattle, docking promptly at 7:15 p.m.
Tours are valid only for trips on Monday–Friday between May 21 and June 29, 2012 and feature a naturalist on-board. Food and drink may also be purchased on-board, and port fees are included.
Additional tickets for kids under 12 or extra adults can be purchased over the phone at time of booking.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must book trip by 4/30. Valid only for trips between 5/21/12 and 6/29/12; Monday-Friday only. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Not valid 5/28/12. Not valid toward previously booked tours or group tours. Subject to availability; space limitations apply to Groupon users. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Clipper Vacations
With a fleet of planes, trains, automobiles, and boats stationed across the Pacific Northwest, Clipper Vacations unveils the signature sights of the region, from the quiet ocean side vistas of the San Juan Islands to the bustling metropolises of Seattle and Vancouver. Three sea-going crafts—the Victoria Clipper, Victoria Clipper III, and Victoria Clipper IV_—watch whales and cruise between islands while historians try to discover why the _Victoria Clipper II was disowned. The company's overland vehicles provide transportation to and from local events and festivals such as pop culture mecca of Emerald City Comicon or the Leavenworth Wine Walk, which serves fermented vintages from 25 local wineries.