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Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

With free Northwest salmon lunch and visit in Friday Harbor

2015 Schedule
May 9 - May 24 
(Saturdays & Sundays)
May 30 - September 20 (Daily)
Depart Bellingham: 9:30am
Arrive Bellingham: 5:30pm
Rates
Adult: $99
Adult Adv Purchase: $94
Youth (6-17): $49.50
Child (under 6): FREE
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Deluxe Whale Watching Tour In The San Juan Islands

  • Fully narrated whale watching tour through the scenic San Juan Islands (Guaranteed whale sightings or your next cruise is 1/2 off)
  • Experienced wildlife guides on board each cruise
  • 2-hour shore visit in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
  • Includes our free Northwest King salmon & BBQ chicken lunch, with rice pilaf, cole slaw, freshly baked biscuits with honey butter, and brownies for dessert
  • Deluxe 100' tour vessel with indoor and outdoor seating on two levels
  • On-board snack bar 
  • Full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines and cocktails
  • Committed to responsible whale watching since 1987

2015 Dates Of Operation

May 9 - May 24 | Saturdays & Sundays Only
May 30 - September 20 | Daily

-$5 Off Each Adult Fare By Booking In Advance!
 (Promo Code: W5)
-Guaranteed whale sightings or your next cruise is 1/2 price!

The Best Cruising Adventure In The San Juan Islands

Welcome aboard! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the incredible marine wildlife that live in the scenic San Juan Islands on our Whale Watching Adventure cruise. Join us as we look for Orca whales, bald eagles, seals, porpoises, sea lions, Humpback whales, Minke whales and more, as the captain tells you about the history, wildlife and geology of the area. We are part of a local whale spotting network, which helps us find whales and other local wildlife on each and every trip. 

Around noon we serve our delicious, complimentary Northwest King salmon and BBQ chicken lunch, with a variety of side dishes and dessert. Our freshly prepared wild salmon. caught locally in Puget Sound, has earned rave reviews for years. You won't find a more scenic lunch spot in the San Juan Islands than aboard the Victoria Star 2.

Next is our shore visit in Friday Harbor, with 2 hours to wander around this vibrant seaside town, filled with interesting shops, artist galleries, brewpubs, and the largest whale museum in the Northwest. Afterward we'll cruise back to Bellingham, while soaking in the early evening sun. No other cruise in the Northwest offers so much!

Location / Directions

Cruises depart from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal / Alaska Ferry Terminal in Bellingham, WA. Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure at our ticketing office inside the terminal. (Map / Driving Instructions).

One Way & Overnight Trips

You can also take this tour to travel one way from Bellingham to Friday Harbor, or from Friday Harbor to Bellingham. Adults are $49.50, Youth (ages 6-17) are $24.75 and Children (under 6) are free. One way passengers from Bellingham to Friday Harbor will have a great chance of seeing whales and receive our Northwest salmon lunch.

We depart Bellingham at 9:30 am, arriving in Friday Harbor at 1:30 pm. The return trip departs Friday Harbor at 3:30 pm, with arrival in Bellingham at 5:30 pm.

One-way fares can be reserved by calling our office at 800-443-4552.

Group Rates / Discounts

Discounted rates are available for groups of 20 or more - please call for details. The best ways to find out about new cruises & discount offerings is through our e-newsletter or our Facebook page.

Whale Watching Adventure Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift for friends or family? We have gift certificates available - give us a call at 800-443-4552 or stop by our office.

Cancellation & Privacy Policies

If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation, or change it to a different date, please give us a call at least 24 hours prior to departure. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable. When you make a reservation, we will send you a confirmation letter detailing our cancellation policy. To view our Privacy Policy please visit our FAQ page.

Center For Whale Research

The Victoria Star 2 In The Sunny San Juan Islands  Welcome Aboard The Victoria Star 2

Orca Whales And Mt. Baker The Scenic San Juan Islands

Salmon Is Back On The Menu In 2013! Our Free Northwest Wild Salmon Lunch

2 Hour Shore Visit In Friday Harbor 2 Hour Shore Visit In Friday Harbor

A Great Day In The Islands For Adults & Kids A Great Day In The Islands For Adults & Kids

Popeye The Seal In Friday HarborSay "Hi" To Popeye The Seal

Sea Lions In The San Juan Islands Sea Lions In The San Juan Islands

Download our 2014 Whale Watching Adventure Cruise Brochure (PDF Format)

Whale Watching Adventure Cruise Brochure

"My friend and I went on the cruise yesterday.  I just can't say enough good things about our experience.  Thank you to the captain and crew for a job well done and for finding the ENTIRE pod of whales."

-Linda D.

"My family and I went on a Whale Watching Cruise this Summer and it was a wonderful experience. We were thrilled to have a great view of an orca pod on our trip, that in and of itself would have made the experience for me. I wasn’t expecting very much from the food so I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a feast! The food was delicious, quality, and the portions were generous. The atmosphere was very nice and the customer service was all you could ask for."

-Brierhadley

We had a great time…  My daughter who has had extensive education in marine biology was impressed with the captain’s ability to 
stay far enough way from the feeding whales, while giving their patrons a close view.  I appreciated the captain’s knowledge and 
history of the area... The food was great… the crew respectful… the boat spotless and we saw at least 15 whales. Great family and 
work getaway.  And we got to feed Popeye at Friday Harbor and visit the Sea Shepherd Gallery!
Crystal K.

"We had a great time…  My daughter who has had extensive education in marine biology was impressed with the captain’s ability to stay far enough way from the feeding whales, while giving their patrons a close view.  I appreciated the captain’s knowledge and history of the area... The food was great… the crew respectful… the boat spotless and we saw at least 15 whales."

-Crystal K.

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