The Western Explorer II

  • 40′ “Zodiac/Fast Raft” with full walk around deck
  • Adventurous, Stable and Comfortable
  • Only water jet whale watch boat in the San Juan Islands
  • Perfect viewing platform
  • High speed provides extra range when needed
San Juan Islands Whale Watching

Just 90 miles north of Seattle, the best Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. We are an owner operated whale watching company with highly experienced captains and naturalist guides. Our focus is on high quality adventure tours with small groups.

The San Juan Islands are the best place in the world to see orca whales (killer whales) in the wild. But there is so much more to see and experience as well. We depart from the beautiful seaside town of Friday Harbor in search of an extremely diverse array of wildlife, while cruising through the spectacular beauty of the San Juan Islands Archipelago. Our departure point puts us in the heart of the Salish Sea, giving us prime opportunities to find not just Orca Whales but also Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Seals, Porpoises, Sea Lions and many different Sea Birds. We are so fortunate to have so much diversity just a short trip from Seattle, and we love sharing it with our guests.