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EXPLORE SAN JUAN ISLAND                          Explore a Bounty of Sea Adventures and Harbor Town Riches

Named “Washington State’s Top Attraction” in the 2017 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, San Juan Island is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.

Once a mountain range carved out by glaciers, the 100-million-year-old San Juan Islands are now an archipelago home to stunning windswept grasslands, Madrona-filled forests and a flurry of fun activities ranging from hiking and beachcombing to kayaking and sailing.

The area is also world-renowned for sealife and wildlife. As you cruise through the channels surrounding the island, you’ll have a chance to catch sight of orca and humpback whales as well as porpoises. Combine these features with terrific inns and resorts and it is easy to see why the island is such a popular retreat.

SAN JUAN CLIPPER

  • Boat length: 114 feet, width: 28.5 feet

  • Carries 200 passengers and 2-3 attendants for service
  • Waterjet propulsion system, reaching speeds up to 25 knots
  • Food, beverage and gift shop
  • Three great viewing decks, inside seating, outdoor viewing
  • Five emergency exits and seven life rafts

OVERVIEW

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The ONLY Seattle whale watching tour to the San Juan Islands
  • Whale sightings guaranteed!*
  • Expert onboard naturalist guides and educates passengers
  • Locally-sourced onboard food and drink menu
  • Overnight stay in the picturesque and historic town of Friday Harbor

ABOUT THIS TRIP

Tap into the San Juan Islands culture and experience “island time” with a Seattle to San Juan Island whale watching and overnight getaway in Friday Harbor. Cruise out of Pier 69 on the only San Juan Island whale watching tour that leaves directly from downtown Seattle and keep your eyes peeled as your onboard naturalist leads you on a search for orca, humpback and minke whales. In beautiful Friday Harbor, enjoy boutique shopping, excellent food or hike or bike around this serene island jewel.

 

Day 1

Begin your adventure with a scenic cruise from downtown Seattle and soak in stunning scenery as you travel north through Deception Pass. With an expert onboard naturalist as your guide, journey to a region world-renowned for wildlife, where you will be on the lookout for orca, humpback and minke whales as well as bald eagles and seals.

Upon your arrival in Friday Harbor, wander the town’s picturesque streets, visit the Whale Museum or check out these other ideas:

For more ideas, see our list of 25 things to do in Friday Harbor and San Juan Islands.

Learn more about Clipper’s conservation and education work.

 

 

Day 2

Spend the day exploring San Juan Island’s tranquil paradise. Drop by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art or learn more about our “real locals” at The Whale Museum. Rent a moped or bicycle and cruise around the peaceful, quaint town of Roche Harbor or get out on the water and kayak around the serene and dramatic limestone shoreline. Grab a local brew or cocktail at San Juan Island Distillery before concluding your journey with a relaxing San Juan Clipper cruise back to Seattle.

Clipper San Juan Islands Hotel Partners

Select one of these great Clipper hotel partners when booking your trip and SAVE on your Clipper ferry! Available hotels may vary while booking, based on travel dates.

EARTHBOX INN & SPA

FRIDAY HARBOR SUITES

SEASONAL PRICES

Prices vary by season. Prices listed are minimum prices per adult. All applicable taxes included.

• *Whale sightings guaranteed: If you do not see whales during the Whale & Sealife Search, you will receive a coupon for a complimentary trip.
• Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates
• Minimum 1-day advance purchase required
• A $2.60 pp / RT Port fee and a security fee will be added to all San Juan Fares
• Restrictions apply, subject to change

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