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Puget sound express vs clipper cruises

Brixham, United...
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Puget sound express vs clipper cruises

hello, looking at doing a whale watching tour in seattle, just weighing up whether i should get public transport and go on the puget sound express and pay a little bit more for 4-5 hours whale watching or go on the clipper cruises day trip for slightly less and have a stop in friday harbour- can anyone recommend either or if people have done both and have a preference? many thanks, amy

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Seattle, Washington
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1. Re: Puget sound express vs clipper cruises

I live close to Puget Sound Express but haven't done the trip yet. I like the clipper cause Friday Harbor is quite cute and you can get a bit of sightseeing in and normally the whales are closer to the san juan islands. Puget sound is nice but I think you'll spend more time getting to the area where whales congregate. I think I'm leaning towards the clipper for those reasons. Plus if your staying in seattle logistics make that more manageable.

Renton, Washington
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2. Re: Puget sound express vs clipper cruises

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Sequim, Washington
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3. Re: Puget sound express vs clipper cruises

I've only ever done Puget Sound Express. I like them because they focus on the whale watching. The clipper is more of a trip to the San Juan Islands and hope you see some whales along the way.

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