What You'll Get
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
- $14 for a one-hour Deception Pass tour for one (a $28.95 value)
- $27 for a one-hour Deception Pass tour for two (a $57.90 value)
- $52 for a one-hour Deception Pass tour for four (a $115.80 value)
Tours depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a high-speed catamaran with views of the rocky landscape and local ecology. Tour goers also receive a 10% discount at the Deception Pass Tours gift shop. Children aged 3 and younger receive free admission.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation recommended. Valid only for 1-hour tour. Admission free for children 3 and under. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.