Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours from 5 Departure Locations
See the icon of the Pacific Northwest
Orcas have called the waters of the Salish Sea home for generations. They live in very tight knit family groups which range from the youngest baby to the eldest female. These orcas spend much of their time in the waters around Washington and British Columbia throughout the year.
There are two different kinds of orca whales that frequent these waters:
The Southern Resident Killer Whale population is comprised of three pods (J, K, and L) numbering around 88 whales. Uniquely, they have been listed as endangerded although their population in recent years has been increasing. 2015 was a year we’ll never forget – eight Southern Resident Orca calves were born!
While transient orcas and resident orcas look the same, the similarities stop there! Transient offspring typically disperse from the natal group to form their own pod once mature or when females have their first calf. The biggest difference, however, is diet. Unlike the salmon-eating residents, transients prefer marine mammals!
Learn more about the area's wildlife and scenery
The waters surrounding our five departure locations offer some of the most diverse whale and wildlife viewing on the west coast. Onboard each of our tours, an experienced naturalist helps identify all of the whales, wildlife, and
rich history that this area holds.
Great Deals in 2017!
Adults save up to $30 off any tour by booking over 30 days in advance or by taking a Wednesday tour. There are discounts for AAA, AARP, seniors 65+, military, or students with an ID. Midweek deals can be found March-June and September-November. Click below for more information on how to save big in 2017!