Seattle Whale Watching Conservation

Getting Here from Seattle
Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands

Contact Info

Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours
Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington!
PO Box 418
#1 Spring St.
Reserve OnlineFriday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Next to the Ferry Landing!
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Directions from Seattle, Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands

A day trip (or overnight) to San Juan Island from Seattle is a must for locals and visitors alike. Complete your Pacific Northwest experience by getting out on the water and exploring the incredible ecosystem just north of Puget Sound (Salish Sea).

To get to Friday Harbor for whale watching most people drive from Seattle to Anacortes and take the Washington State Ferry across to San Juan Island. The ferry ride is beautiful and you will see many islands on the way. The ferry to San Juan Island was recently ranked #4 out of the top 10 ferry rides in the world! Half the fun is getting here!

From Seattle, drive North on Interstate-5 to Highway 20 (Exit 230). Take Hwy. 20 West through Anacortes and out to the Washington State Ferry landing 4 miles West of Anacortes. Plan on 1.5 - 2 hours to get to Anacortes from Seattle. If you are coming just for a day trip then park your car and walk on the ferry to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. No hassle. If you are bringing your car on the ferry you must make a reservation with Washington State Ferries. You can also use the interactive Google map to the right for detailed directions or click to View A Larger Map

Friday Harbor Whale Watching OfficeOnce you arrive in Friday Harbor stop by our office to check in for your whale watching tour. Our office is located directly next to the ferry landing upstairs in the RED building.