Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for a gray whale-watching tour for one (up to a $59 value)
- $69 for a gray whale-watching tour for two (up to a $118 value)
- $135 for a gray whale-watching tour for four (up to a $236 value)
Passengers set sail on a 100-foot heated vessel for a 2.5- to three-hour whale-watching expedition that boasts a 99% success rate in sighting marine mammals. Whale-watchers can choose to watch from either a heated indoor viewing area or a spacious outdoor deck. Coffee, tea, and other beverages are available for purchase on the ship.
Mystic Sea Charters
If there’s a whale breaching on the protected waters of the San Juan Islands, there’s a good chance a passenger on Mystic Sea Charters’ 100-foot vessel will see the splashy spectacle. The company’s five- to six-hour tours have an impressive track record when it comes to spotting the gargantuan mammals, introducing tour-goers to different species of whale up to 99% of the time. Onboard the ship, a naturalist divulges facts about ocean life as passengers watch for whales from the heated cabin or from the deck, which has 4-foot railings so guests can hold on if whales start singing and dancing to the hit song “Rock the Boat.” The company promises that voyagers will see at least one gray, orca, humpback, or minke whale, depending on the season. If not, they’ll receive a follow-up whale-watching tour for free.