San Juan Island Whale Watching Adventure!

San Juan Island, Whale Watching Adventure! San Juan Island, Whale Watching Adventure! San Juan Island, Whale Watching Adventure!

Fast Boats We’ll Get You To The Action!

Fast Boats, We’ll Get You To The Action! Fast Boats, We’ll Get You To The Action! Fast Boats, We’ll Get You To The Action!

Daily Tours Depart From Friday Harbor!

Daily Tours, Depart From Friday Harbor! Daily Tours, Depart From Friday Harbor! Daily Tours, Depart From Friday Harbor!

Conservation We Donate 5% Of All Profit

Conservation, We Donate 5% Of All Profit Conservation, We Donate 5% Of All Profit Conservation, We Donate 5% Of All Profit

Naturalists On Board Every Tour!

Naturalists, On Board Every Tour! Naturalists, On Board Every Tour! Naturalists, On Board Every Tour!

Unforgettable Experience In Nature!

Unforgettable, Experience In Nature! Unforgettable, Experience In Nature! Unforgettable, Experience In Nature!

Our Location

Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours departs from scenic Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, just 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington. You can reach us by Washington State Ferry from Anacortes or by air with Friday Harbor Seaplanes from Seattle.

Friday Harbor is uniquely located in the heart of Northwest whale watching country, home to a magnificent array of sea life such as Killer Whales (Orcas), Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Bald Eagles, Porpoises, Seals, sea birds and Sea Lions.

There is nothing quite as spectacular as encountering of a pod of Orca Whales along the protected coastlines of the San Juan Islands. Friday Harbor is the perfect choice for any vacation in the Pacific Northwest, and being near the Seattle, Washington area makes it a great day trip as well.

 

Our Conservation Initiative

We hope you find our whale watching tours enriching and enlightening as well as fun and exciting. We believe that the best way to protect the wildlife and habitat of the San Juan Islands is to educate our guests as we give them unforgettable experiences in nature.

Our company operates with great care and respect, not interfering with lifecycles of the creatures we observe. We strive to minimize our own environmental impact on the area we operate in, treading as lightly as possible and being proactive in supporting programs that will help the whales and wildlife we encounter.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”
Baba Dioum, Senegalese Environmentalist

At check out you will notice a $2 conservation fund fee. This $2 goes directly to the Center For Whale Research and other organizations dedicated to conservation.  We pledge at least 5% of our profits towards different organizations and programs that have a positive impact on our environment. Some of the programs we have supported in the past and will support this year include:

Passionate Crew

Our experienced, passionate team is eager to share all they know about whales, wildlife, and the enchanting natural habitat the San Juan Islands provide.

Small Groups

Quality tours are built on personal interaction and remarkable nature encounters. We keep groups small to ensure each tour is a great experience!

Fast Boat

The best whale watching boat in the region! Adventurous, stable & comfortable. Custom built to provide a superb experience.

Perfect Location

San Juan Island, 90 miles north of Seattle, is in the heart of the Southern Resident Killer Whales' range. Spend less time finding whales and more time watching whales!

San Juan Islands Whale Watching

Adventure awaits you in the beautiful San Juan Islands, just 90 miles north of Seattle. Join Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours on an intimate sized tour departing from Friday Harbor as we explore the protected waters north of Seattle and discover the islands’ abundant wildlife and spectacular beauty. We are ideally located in the heart of the Salish Sea with premier access to an incredibly diverse ecosystem.

All tours are guided by highly experienced Naturalists and Captains, offering insightful information about the whales, wildlife and islands we encounter and explore! Orcas (Killer Whales) are usually the main focus, and you can expect to see them on the vast majority of our tours from about March to October, and to a lesser degree the rest of the year. We also regularly encounter beautiful Humpback Whales (through November) and Minke whales in the area.

Our departure location in Friday Harbor (and fast boats) help ensure that our sightings are as high as, or higher than, any operator in the greater Seattle area! And, don’t forget the other wonderful wildlife: Porpoises, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, Steller Sea Lions, and many interesting Sea Birds.

With over 30 years experience, we are the longest operating whale watch company in the San Juan Islands, and with that experience we make every one of our tours a unique adventure! We have never been the biggest, nor do we strive to be. As an owner operated company, we take pride in providing a quality tour with a personal touch.

Our passionate crew is committed to providing the best whale watching experience in the area, making each tour an unforgettable adventure! Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. In the rare occasion that we don’t see a whale (Orca, Humpback, Minke, Gray, etc.) on your tour we still provide the best tour possible and happily invite you to come back out with us again for free until we are able to share a whale encounter with you.

Dedicated and Responsible: As an active member of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, we’re dedicated to research, education and responsible wildlife and whale watching.