Orcas Island Whale Watch
Explore the natural beauty of Orcas Island up close on a guided tour. Watch as large whales burst out of the water while catching sight of other local creatures in and out of the sea.
What You Will Do
- Head out on a guided whale watching adventure along Orcas Island, led by a professional
- Board a spacious boat that is built for touring and comfort while still gliding along the water at impressive speeds
- Watch out for a variety of whales in the water, including humpbacks and gray whales that are known to frequent the area
- Spot other wildlife such as porpoises, otters, sea lions and more
- Travel up to 100 miles roundtrip, sometimes deep into Canadian waters, to see an Orca
- 3 hour guided whale watch
There is a 25% non-refundable deposit and cancellation fee. Trip is transferable until 72 hours before your departure. No-shows are non-refundable. 100% refunded for cancellations made by operator due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Cancellations made within 72 hours of departure are non-refundable, unless operator is able to resell your tickets.
- 164 Ratings
I would have preferred a more proactive overview about the whaleswhales, and what we were about to see. There was too much reliance on questions and answers.
First, the boat looked very safe, and the captain went over all the safety features and rules before we left. I also liked how we had options of staying inside or going outside or upstairs. Second, the weather was perfect and the water was flat. Third, the naturalist on board was very friendly and informative. I loved that the captain went farther to find the whales, and that he gave us at least an extra hour more than expected to enjoy them. I've been on previous whale-watching rides from Orcas, and from other places, and usually, the boat is all open, the water is choppy, and the weather is windy, wet, and cold. This, however, was the best I've ever experienced!--and the whales did lots of spouting, fluking, and breaching, so it was very entertaining.
Loved the whale watching, but Naturalist, in the front of the boat, was rude and argumentative with the ship Captain.
Our captain was very knowledgeable and the system you have of finding the whales is great - guaranteeing whale viewing!!! It was so awesome watching the whales swim along beside us!!
Dylan and Elliot were great! We would have loved to see orcas but were very happy to hang with a humpback for a while.
We were blown away by the knowledge and information shared with us by our guides! Truly a great experience for our family!