If you are looking for an eco-friendly whale or orca watching adventure while you’re in the wonderful northwest, look no further than San Juan Safaris. They offer both guided boat tours and guided kayak tours for your whale watching pleasure and boast that more than 90% of their tours see whales!
Located in Friday Harbor in beautiful Washington, San Juan Safaris knows the waters around San Juan Island are the best place to see orcas in the wild. San Juan Safaris offers small group tours, making this the perfect way to learn more about these amazing, elusive creatures. And orcas aren’t the only kind of whale you’ll have the chance to see; several types of baleen whales are found here too, like giant humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales, plus porpoise, otters, seals and sea lions are always around!
San Juan Safaris also offers special birding safaris too. This is a great place to see so many different species: bald eagles, cormorants, Pacific and common loons, great blue herons and the colorful tufted puffin, just to name just a few!
Each tour has one or two naturalists on board who will share their knowledge of the unique waters off the northwest coastline. You’ll learn about the local habitats as well as the native wildlife and marine life, all while you’re watching amazing whales search for food. San Juan Safaris offers a variety of tours by boat or on kayak, with tours lasting several hours. They even have overnight camping tours.
Since the late nineties, San Juan Safaris has been offering eco-friendly tours for the public, as well as donating their services to schools, non-profit organizations, and outdoor adventure groups. What a great fundraiser idea! And for every tour ticket sold, San Juan Safaris donates a portion of the fee to orca and salmon conservation.
Visit the San Juan Safari’s website to review their many tour options, then book your whale watching adventure! If the moon is full, try their new night Bioluminescent Kayak Tour, a seasonal tour highlighting this natural phenomenon. Take a look at their Instagram or Facebook pages to see the fun you’ll be having watching whales against the beautiful northeast scenery.
248 Reuben Memorial Drive
Friday Harbor, WA
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