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Puget Sound Express - Day Trips

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227 Jackson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
+1 360-385-5288
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Fantastic Day!

This was our first whale watch so I don't really have anything to compare it to but our day was... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Sheli S
A Fun Time

We booked the 8-hour whale watching tour last week. The weather was superb. On the way to Friday... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Patricia H
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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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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227 Jackson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
+1 360-385-5288
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This was our first whale watch so I don't really have anything to compare it to but our day was amazing! We did the whole day whale watch with a stop in Friday Harbor (adorable little town). Captain Rob was knowledgeable and First Mate Claire...More

Thank Sheli S
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We booked the 8-hour whale watching tour last week. The weather was superb. On the way to Friday Harbor we say 15 whales, some bald eagles and seals. Had lunch in Friday Harbor (not included) during a 2-hour "break". The staff was very informative and...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed July 18, 2017

The best part of this trip was the crew...they were upbeat, friendly and helpful. Information was provided consistently throughout the cruise. They cannot control weather conditions, so I can't rate them fairly on the actual cruise. The weather was pretty bad--very windy with extreme chop....More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Went on the "Puffin Cruise" from Port Townsend. The Glacier Spirit is a comfortable boat, but the layout of the boat isn't ideal (things get crowded when everyone rushes to one side of the boat, people on the deck end up obstructing the view of...More

Thank ejain
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We did the afternoon trip and took our own lunch aboard as only drinks available unless you pre order lunch. I am a bit fussy so best to take my own. The staff where fabulous. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see the orcas...More

Thank julie h
Reviewed July 17, 2017

What a wonderful day - the entire staff were friendly and very informative. We were lucky enough to have amazing weather and spotted a lot of Orcas. We highly recommend this group for whale watching - The cabin inside was spacious with views all around....More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed July 16, 2017

It was SOOOOO AWSOME!!!! Our captain found us a super pod of Orcas!!! He was also funny, which put us all into a state of relaxation right from the get go. There were Orcas on every side of the boat! I am still reeling from...More

Thank lkschwerzler
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We were welcomed warmly as we checked in. The trip started out in deep fog, but after the first couple hours we broke out of the fog and enjoyed a beautiful day.

Thank jo k
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Safe, professionally run whale watch, in a comfortable vessel but the dedication to "see some whales" overrode the comfort of us as passengers. 2+ hours out to Victoria from Port Townsend and then almost 3 hours back, on rough water, was ... uncomfortable.

Thank Ott0
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a fun time with our children and grandchildren. Tried to prepare them that we may not see any whales but our Captain and guide found 2 pods of transient whales. Then on to Eagles and Seals on Protection Is. A great Day! Thank...More

Thank Jane McNeish H
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Nona A
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Diane Y | Reviewed this property |
That's past the Orca season, which is summer, and there may not be voyages then (you'd have to check). However, there will be far more birds in the water if you're a birder.
Carlie R
July 10, 2017|
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Response from LovePuertoVallarta | Reviewed this property |
It would be difficult if allowed. There have never been pets on my trips. The engines can be loud when accelerating.... and some days are crowded. I don't recommend taking a dog even if it is allowed.
Karen R
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Susanmomof2 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around $80 a person. Their website will give current prices. Thank you for your question.