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Port Townsend and San Juan Island Whale-Watching Tour from Puget Sound Express (Up to 47% Off)

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All-day trip from Port Townsend to San Juan Island offers an opportunity to admire orcas, humpback whales, and other marine wildlife

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2 ratings2 reviews
March 10, 2020
They were very prompt Andy helpful in getting the reservation set up. All my questions were answered. This is a great company.
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March 8, 2020
Always a wonderful experience as repeat loyal customers, we have a magical experience that is always unique time after time. We are fortunate to live close enough to be able to visit a few times a year.
3 ratings3 reviews
March 2, 2020
Whenever I have guests from out of town, this is our go-to trip. It’s always a wonderful experience! The all day trip to Friday Harbor is the best!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 29, 2019
This was such an incredible experience! We saw Minke, Orca, and Humpback whales! We also saw sea lions sunbathing on rocks. Whale watching has always been a dream of mine and this surpassed all of my expectations. We even brought our kids (ages 7, 5, and almost 1) who enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend this tour if in the Seattle area!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 23, 2019
Very helpful and easy to book using Groupon. The experience was unbelievable. Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful captain and crew. Whales are promised and they mean it. Have taken this trip 3 times. Brought my grand kids (teenage) last time. They loved it
1 ratings1 reviews
June 10, 2019
While we didn't see any whales, we did see sea lions and birds. But since they guarantee whales, they did give us a voucher to come back and try again. And the vouchers never expire, so since we were worn out after 8 hours of nothing, we can wait to use it until we're ready to try again, probably some time next year. Heads up, you do have to pay a $20 "groupon tax" when you check in. Either that wasn't in the fine print or I missed it. Also, get the Blueberry Buckle on the boat. It's really good. The crew was very nice, but the captain was a little short with us when we asked him a question, the one and only time we spoke with him.
4 ratings1 reviews
June 9, 2019
Best Groupon ever! Even without a Groupon it is a great value!
5 ratings1 reviews
June 3, 2019
Great crews. We saw a lot of wildlife. Our family had an awsome time.
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About This Deal

After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your voucher to complete redemption.

  • What’s included: departure from Port Townsend, voyage on board of a 70-seat Glacier spirit, two-hour stop at the Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, stop near the Smith Island, and return to Port Townsend
  • Departure time: 9 a.m., passengers are required to check in at least 30 minutes before departure
  • Trip duration: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free admission for children under 2
  • Good for travel: May 2-June 19, 2020

Need To Know

Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2020. Amount paid never expires. Online redemption only. Upon purchase, online reservation with Puget Sound Express required. Round trip cruises only, no split trips. Available weekend dates limited, book early. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Puget Sound Express

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 menagerie of 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.