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Puget Sound Express

227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-5288
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Ranked #2 of 19 Activities in Port Townsend
Type: Other, Adventure
Owner description: Orca whale watching boat tours from Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, to the...
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Type: Other, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Orca whale watching boat tours from Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, to the San Juan Islands. Guaranteed whale watching. Group tours and education trips available. Our business is family-run, with three generations on the water.

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Overland Park, KS
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the Port Townsend – San Juan Island Whale Watching Tour in mid-September of 2014. It’s a full day on the water that includes two hours mid-day in San Juan Island’s Friday Harbor. We really enjoyed the tour and are so glad we went. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the captain went out of... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you are looking for an activity over the holidays you do not want to miss the Puget Sound Express Christmas Cruise to Seattle. The ride to Seattle is exciting and fun and when you get the harbor the Christmas lights are spectacular. It is quite a sight and experience, one you will not forget.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Puget Sound Express and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center collaborated to host a three day, two night cruise through the San Juan Islands. Our overnight accommodations at Roche Harbor were excellent, very high end for the price. It was the end of summer season, so several dining choices were already closed, but the McMillan Restaurant had an excellent menu,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We had high hopes for this excursion, but we were terribly disappointed. This trip should be called "Lunch in Friday Harbor with little time spent whale watching". In the 8 hours, we saw one whale (from quite a distance) for a grand total of 3-5 minutes. The captain didn't try very hard to search other areas. And keep in mind... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My name is Adie and I would like to thank the amazing crew that attended to us yesterday on our trip to Friday Harbor. My daughter and I had an amazing time that we will never forget. My daughter is 11 years old and will have this amazing experience to share with her friends and family for years to come.... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Pete and Sherri operate a quality, family-owned operation. They are professional and courteous. This time we saw a couple of humpbacked whales. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Every staff person we met was happy and helpful. We saw Orcas on both legs of our trip. We used the boat to get up to Friday Harbor instead of fighting ferry traffic on a holiday weekend. Worked great for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I live in port Townsend and was hosting two of my oldest friends (longest known) for a week. We had a blast on the Glacier Spirit with Rob as our very informative Captain. We saw whales, sea lions, seals, eagles, and other water fowl. I was completely awestruck by the whales. It was an emotional experience for me and my... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went out with PS Express on 8/29/14 and they showed us a lovely time. My 97-yr young grandmother was with us and they were wonderful at making sure she boarded and unboarded safely and with plenty of support. We saw lots of orcas and appreciated all the knowledge and experience of the crew.

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Olympia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've traveled on Puget Sound Express a number of times over the years, and have never failed to sight an orca, and have always been impressed with both the on-board comforts and the professionalism of staff. Today I took two friends with me on the "guaranteed" 4-hour tour. It was a beautiful day. About 45 minutes out we spotted a... More 

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