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Anacortes, United States
Anacortes Whale Watching

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get up close with the killer whales of Anacortes, the home port to the San Juan Islands, on this guided, 3-hour whale-watching cruise. Led by naturalist guides and captains, climb aboard a Blackfish fleet vessel and travel through some of the most picturesque scenery in the Pacific Northwest searching for orca, humpback and gray whales. Along the way, see ocean wildlife in their natural environment, like seals, porpoises, sea lions and otters — plus a wide variety of birds and more. Sightings are guaranteed from April through early September.
  • Take a whale-watching cruise near Seattle
  • Visit Anacortes, home port of the San Juan Islands
  • See resident killer whales
  • Witness local ocean wildlife in their natural environment
  • Fun for the entire family
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Professional guide
High Speed Vessels
3-4 hour tour
8.3% Washington State sales tax and applicable fees.
Gratuities

Departure Point

2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes, WA 98221, USA

Meet at the yellow building with a red roof past the Skyline Marine Center. Our office is on the second level, marked Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursions. Parking is located behind our office building in our parking lot, along the street for free, or in paid parking lots across the street.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that this tour departs from Anacortes (90 minutes north of Seattle)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Outer Island Excursions
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Anacortes Whale Watching?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Anacortes Whale Watching.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Anacortes Whale Watching?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Anacortes Whale Watching.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Anacortes Whale Watching?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Anacortes Whale Watching.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Anacortes Whale Watching?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Anacortes Whale Watching.

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Reviews

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368 Reviews

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star-5
Amazing time!!
Anna
, Sep 2021
Saw Humpback and Killer whales!!! It was amazing and the crew was so fun and friendly. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Spotted Orca siblings
Kim_S
, Aug 2021
Captain Drew along with Megan and Brooke were fantastic hosts for our afternoon excursion. They continually engaged with the passengers and shared information to keep the trip interesting. Highly recommend this whale watching adventure.
star-5
Fantastic
Mary_S
, Aug 2021
Drew, Alex and Trevor were amazing. Very informative and knowledgeable. Saw some Orcas. My experience was amazing and having the that team lead the expedition made the experience so much more memorable.
star-4
Getting to know your whale's tail...
Abby_S
, Aug 2021
The info provided by the staff (marine experts) on the individual ID's of the whales we saw was so informative, it made the adventure more exciting and personal.
star-5
The staff was so...
Betty_S
, Aug 2021
The staff was so informative and knowledgeable about the wildlife. They were helpful and fun! Great experience! We will be back
star-5
Great Whale and other sea life watching excursion
Lorrie_R
, Aug 2021
Family of killer whales swam all around our boat-amazing! We also saw sea lions, otters, seals, and eagles. The crew was knowledgeable and safety conscious.
star-5
Awesome and amazing
Darin_S
, Aug 2021
Our captain and naturalists did an amazing job! Very knowledgeable and made our experience a great memory maker! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for an amazing day to book a trip here!
star-5
Whale of a good time!
Beverly_Y
, Aug 2021
We had a whale of a good time!! The orcas, a mom and four kids, were breaching and even playing - punting birds around! - and we were able to follow them for at least an hour. Jim, the captain, was obviously very experienced and entertaining too. Dana and Shay were both so knowledgeable and continued to check in with everyone to answer questions. An absolutely amazing experience!! Highly recommend and would love to do again!!
star-5
Beautiful day in the San Juan islands
Gary_W
, Aug 2021
Great trip with Brooke, Meg, and Drew. The crew made sure we had a successful and informative trip. We were fortunate to see a humpback and seals. The weather was perfect.
star-5
Great experience
Thomas_S
, Aug 2021
Naturalist guides Trevor and Shae were really great -- engaging, interesting, deeply knowledgeable, and fun. Captain Johann was also very personable and ran a tight ship. Trip was supposed to be 3-4 hours but wound up being 5 because we were chasing the orcas -- worth every minute! And then as a bonus, a humpback whale on top of that! Super day.

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