Details about the Western Prince II
Adventure awaits you in the beautiful and sunny San Juan Islands. Join Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours on an intimate sized tour.
Killer Whales (orcas) are usually the primary focus of our tours and you can expect to see them on the vast majority of our trips between mid May and mid October, and to a lesser degree in March, April and late October. Faster boats, flexible trip times, and our departure location help ensure that our sightings are as high as, or higher than, any company in the area. We will also search for Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Dall’s Porpoises, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, Steller Sea Lions, Harbor Porpoises, and many interesting sea birds. Occasionally, we are treated to the sight of Gray Whales and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins.
The Western Prince II, a custom 46′ tour boat, is a fast (cruising at up to 21 knots) USCG certified twin-engine vessel that was originally built as an ocean going charter boat. We limit guest counts to only 32, with seating for 41. It is large enough for safety and comfort, yet small enough for a more interactive trip with the crew, the wildlife and other guests.
Your whale watching and wildlife tour on the Western Prince II will be comfortable regardless of weather. The main seating area, which is outside in the fresh air, has cushioned seating and may be enclosed if the weather dictates. It has a “warm up” cabin with snacks and beverages available for purchase and a full walk-around viewing deck with a spacious forward deck, a favorite with photographers. Amenities also include a galley sink and a restroom.
The “Western Prince II” offers extraordinary comfort and safety for a vessel of her size. If you like your comfort but don’t want to travel in a crowd, The Western Prince II is the whale watching vessel for you.
*There is no alcohol, smoking, or vaping onboard the vessel
- All discounts are taken off the base price and may not be combined.
- 10% off for AAA. Use voucher code: AAA. (Must show card at check in)
- 10% off for Military. Use voucher code: MIL. (Must show ID at check in)
- 10% off for Teachers. Use voucher code: TEACH. (Must show employment proof at check in)
- 10% off for AARP. Use voucher code: AARP. (Must show card at check in)
- 10% off for Discovery Sea Kayaks and Zip San Juan customers.
- Group discounts available.
- Ask about our discounts for San Juan Islands residents.
Refunds and Cancellations
Refunds are available on regular reservations with 3 days notice if you need to cancel. Cancellations with less than three days notice are charged 50%. A 100% charge will be made for cancellations within 24 hours of departure.