Gray Whale Watching from Seattle Including Whidbey Island

Whale Watching & Wildlife Tour, Seattle Pier 69

Seattle, USA
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Share the Sound with some 35 ton visitors on a Seattle gray whale watching tour aboard the San Juan Clipper departing direct from downtown Seattle’s Pier 69! With the guidance of FRS Clipper’s expert onboard naturalist, you will be on the lookout for these huge special whales as they migrate north. In addition, you’ll be on the lookout for seals, dolphins and other Pacific Ocean wildlife. The onboard naturalist guide provides commentary about the whales and more. A unique, limited time opportunity!
  • The ONLY Seattle gray whale watching tour departing from downtown
  • A perfect Seattle weekend escape and whale sightings guaranteed
  • Learn about the migration of gray whales through the Puget Sound and Salish Sea
  • Enjoy prime whale watching opportunities from multiple viewing decks on the high-speed catamaran
  • Learn about the whales from the naturalist guide
  • Free whale watching explorer guidebook

What's Included

  • Gray whale and marine life search
  • Expert onboard naturalist to help spot whales and educate about whales and other marine life
  • 3 great viewing decks onboard
  • Food & drink

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2701 Alaskan Wy, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Schedule of Events
  • 10:15-10:45am: Boarding at Pier 69, Seattle
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 11:00am- Depart Seattle
  • 3:00pm- Arrive at Pier 69, Seattle
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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12 reviews
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Exceeded expectations.
Michael_R, Apr 2024
The grey whales were very active. We saw a group of 5 swimming close together. As a bonus, on the trip back we saw a pod of killer whales hunting together.
Rhiannon_L, Mar 2024
This was such an incredible experience! I was thoroughly impressed that the captain gave the whales so much room, unlike another vessel. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat
A dream come true
Nona_G, Apr 2023
Breathtaking views , sea Lyons and whales great service Will definitely tell my friends to take this tour
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Great to hear and glad you had a great tour! Thanks for joining!
Christine_W, Mar 2023
Very disappointing…we went and saw one grey whale and never went to look for more. Everyone was crowded outside to try to see. We saw very little of the whale.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your tour. Whale activity and behavior is unpredictable and we'd be happy to welcome you back for another gray whale watching tour.
The weather was great and the ride was...
Marilyn W, May 2014
The weather was great and the ride was smooth. We did not see any whales, but we did see dolphins and seals. The stop at Whidbey Island was timely in that there was a festival on that day. The trip ended with an up close ride along the Seattle waterfront.

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