We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Puget Sound Express

227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-5288
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Port Townsend
Type: Other
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

192 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    149
    19
    5
    6
    13
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Olympia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Martinez, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been on several whale watching cruises but the Puget Sound Express is by far the absolute best. The crew is professional, personable, and knowledgeable. Not only do you get to see whales but you get to visit Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. This is one day trip you do not want to miss.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, TX USA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Like being a member of the crew of the Pequod, we launched from Port Townsend with Captain Ahab's great-granddaughter at the helm and Haley as first mate. We were not looking for Moby-Dick but Orca Whales instead. We found Puffins, Sea Lions and no Orcas, but we did find Humpback Whales and trailed a pod for a couple hours. Stop... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sugar Land
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went out on Thursday, August 14, for the afternoon trip aboard the Red Head. Nice boat with plenty of room and good observation areas. The trip north was a mixture of low fog with sun breaking through. Coming from Houston, TX the temperature was a definitely cool. I had a rain poncho over my shirt, my wife has a light... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gypsum, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have taken multiple trips with this company and have always had an amazing experience. The guides are professional, knowledgeable and wonderful! The boat was clean and very nice. We always see whales in addition to other wildlife and the guides are always attentive and informative. We'll go with this company every time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The crew are knowledgeable and provide a good narrative about whales and the area during the trip. We did the all-day tour and saw orcas on the way to Friday Harbor, which are just beautiful to see out in the wild. Friday Harbor is an enjoyable break for lunch - not too short but not too long. On the way... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful day on Puget Sound and cruising through the San Juan Islands. The crew is incredible, warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. Although the orca pods had moved up to Vancouver Island for the day (remember these are wild orcas) and we did not spot them, we had a great day nonetheless spotting some other incredible wildlife including a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oviedo, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Knowledgeable, confidently presented and prepared. You will not be disappointed. We had the perfect day. Clear, cloudless, whales whales and whales. Superpods even. Orcas, and Humpbacks.August 11, 2014. The crew was welcoming, helpful and pleasant, eager to please us with genuine caring and interest. Thank you for a memorable life experience. I don't know how this tour could be improved.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well organized and knowledgable. We were lucky and got to see a super pod, all three resident orca pod came together, feeding off San Juan Island. The crew were great and the boat was well maintained. Worth every penny.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It would have probably been wonderful -we have been told the whales were very close and the weather was lovely- but after being seated for half an hour in the boat for departure, they asked us to get out of the boat because they had a starter not working on one engine. After a few more minutes, they cancelled the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Puget Sound Express also viewed

 

Been to Puget Sound Express? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Puget Sound Express, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing