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Puget Sound Express - Day Trips

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Address: 227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone Number: +1 360-385-5288
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Description: Guaranteed whale watching tours from Port Townsend (Olympic Peninsula) and...
Guaranteed whale watching tours from Port Townsend (Olympic Peninsula) and Seattle/Edmonds direct to the San Juan Islands. Group tours and education trips available. Our business is family-run, with three generations on the water. Our boats are the fastest, greenest, and most comfortable in the fleet. And our customer service is unmatched - when you come with us, you're part of OUR family!
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Beautiful weather, great time was had by all.

Although the whales were somewhat shy that day, it was no fault of the captain, who took every opportunity to try and rouse them. He not only provided a pleasant adventure for us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Although the whales were somewhat shy that day, it was no fault of the captain, who took every opportunity to try and rouse them. He not only provided a pleasant adventure for us, but was genuinely interested in what he does and it really showed. It was a great time being out in the beautiful weather with the wind in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours! My brother and his family were in town from Indiana (not a lot of anything to see back there - let alone whales) and we booked at the last minute but wow -- what an adventure! Humpbacks, orcas, bald eagles, oh my! In addition, my daughter is in a wheelchair so... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Personal attention, especially elderly very much appreciated. Informative and educational. Adjusted the tour to allow maximum viewing of wildlife! This was a repeat visit for me - I brought my 94 yr old mother who enjoyed the experience. It is one of the best tours I have take. Would alos highly recommend the protection island tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We did the all day trip, just as we had with our first visit. Can't say I'd recommend going during a holiday weekend, but only because it's a nicer ride when the table is just split between your own party. Both trips were equally great, although we saw whales the second trip out. Friday Harbor is a neat little place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ive been on several tours in the San Juans and this one was of the best. Friendly, knowledgeable crew and they really know how to make the most of the day. We got to see a minke, and a pod of transients - along with stellar sea lions and a few eagles; one snatched a sea gull right in front... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great time with Puget Sound Express a couple years ago on a day-long whale watching trip. So when we decided to spend the Memorial Day weekend in the San Juan's we did a one way trip to Friday Harbor on Friday, then a one way back on Sunday. No lines, no reservation hassles. As a bonus we... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I went on this four hour adventure on a somewhat dreary Saturday on Memorial Day weekend out of Edmonds and found it very enjoyable and educational despite the not so perfect weather. The crew was very pleasant, well versed and kept all participants entertained and informed. On our journey we were able to observe porpoises, humpback whales, Orcas and birds... More 

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Quilcene, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful day on the Puget Sound Express. Fantastic crew full of information and very friendly. Great lunch in Friday Harbor and full of adventure searching for whales. We got to experience going under the Deception Pass Bridge and the rushing waters. Searching for the whales took us out the Straits of Juan de Fuca. We were so lucky the captain... More 

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had such a fun time on this trip, and we had a bonus experience of making some friends while on the boat! Would love to go again in the future!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Overall the trip was great, nice views of whales for a reasonable amount of time. Our captain was knowledgeable and friendly. The crew person did her best to take care of the guests. I would almost like to see a minimum age limit as the 2 year old with motion sickness was not the blowing of water I was really... More 

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