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What You'll Get
Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with this Groupon.
$39 for a Gray-Whale-Watching Tour (Up to $69 Value)
Tours run for up to three hours through the peaceful waters of Possession Sound, Saratoga Passage, and Port Gardner Bay, which puts passengers in the midst of the more than 20,000 gray whales migrating through the area. As passengers cruise aboard the 101-foot Island Explorer 3, they learn to identify whales with the help of their expert guides and often spot other wildlife as well, from harbor seals to bald eagles. Reservations are required, and whale sightings are guaranteed. For more information, see the schedule, the tour page, and tour-preparation tips.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for the whale-watching cruise; not valid towards the gift shop. 8.2% Washington state sales tax and $2.00 per person fuel charge not included. Not valid until 03/02/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Island Adventures Whale Watching
On a childhood fishing trip with his dad in the San Juan Islands, Shane Aggergaard noticed a group of orcas swimming toward his boat. Rather than steering clear of human contact, they swam directly under the boat—one even looked Shane right in the eye. It was a moment of whale-human connection he never forgot, and nowadays tries to approximate through Island Adventures. The whale-watching tour company, which Shane founded with his wife, Jennifer, brings passengers into close contact with the aquatic mammals of the Pacific Northwest.
Depending on the season, wilderness-savvy guides—who’ve led more than 6,000 collective wildlife tours during their careers—can introduce passengers to minke whales and the San Juan’s three resident orca pods, migrating gray whales, or humpbacks. The Island Explorer boats are not only the best-designed whale watch boats in the area, they are the best maintained. The Island Explorer 3, Island Explorer 4, and Island Explorer 5 feature full walk around lower decks, upper viewing decks, sound systems, heated cabins, galley service, his and her restrooms, and a professional crew.