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Puget Sound Express

227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-5288
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Port Townsend
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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
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Dallas, TX USA
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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

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Sugar Land
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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

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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!

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Houston, Texas
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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

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Carmel, California
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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

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Oviedo, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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

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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.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 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

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Seattle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

During the summer months the company partners with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to offer evening cruises to Protection Island where Tufted Puffins can usually be found. Of course, they cannot guarantee sightings, but we saw several on our cruise on Friday, July 25, 2014. The trip out to Protection Island was at a pretty high speed, but once... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We went on July 27th. My friends and I had the best time. We saw quite a number of puffins along with around 25 orcas and 4 massive bald eagles. Oh..let's not forget sea lions and the daddy of all a stellar sea lion. All in a day!!! We may have to wait a year or two before we see... More

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