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Puget Sound Express - Day Trips

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Address: 227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
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+1 360-385-5288
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Guaranteed whale watching tours from Port Townsend (Olympic Peninsula) and...

Guaranteed whale watching tours from Port Townsend (Olympic Peninsula) and Seattle/Edmonds direct to the San Juan Islands. Group tours and education trips available. Our business is family-run, with three generations on the water. Our boats are the fastest, greenest, and most comfortable in the fleet. And our customer service is unmatched - when you come with us, you're part of OUR family!

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Orcas, Bald Eagles, Friday Harbor, Fun! Need I say more?

It's not everyday that a group of tourists invite their Charter Bus Operator out on an excursion. The client? A business called, 'Grand Classroom'. As we rolled up to the dock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ford, Washington
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Ford, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not everyday that a group of tourists invite their Charter Bus Operator out on an excursion. The client? A business called, 'Grand Classroom'. As we rolled up to the dock the professional guide said, "you're coming with us, right?" Wow, what a great day... The Captain and Staff were wonderful, they served tasty a Pastry, Hot Chocolate or Coffee.... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a full day whale watching trip through Puget Sound Express in mid-June. Recommend arriving early - you park a couple of blocks away, so make sure you have everything with you. There is not a lot of room on the boat, so we ended up going back with a bag or two - I am always guilty of... More 

Thank Sunseekergirl77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We took the 3 hour tour and the captain talked to other boats to see where sightings may have been. Once he took us to the locations, we seen orcas and humpbacks when we traveled on September 2nd first trip out. The boat captain was very knowledgeable and was eager to give the customers that day the trip of a... More 

Thank Shauna S
Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I enjoyed the cruise to Protection Island - it was a unique opportunity to get up close to this refuge island- the highlight was spotting an elephant seal - he wasn't doing much of anything, but seeing this huge mammal was exciting. The bald eagles put on a good show - hovering, diving and hunting for fish?, ducks? - we... More 

Thank dogzrule
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had some positives, but hard to outweigh the strong stench of vomit pervading every surface of the boat once it got wet. We were on the CHILKAT and the cloth seats, once wet, reeked of barf; guessing previous trips in rough seas caused some sea sickness. Once people got out in the rain to see things port or aft, they... More 

Thank jeff f
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We got to see humpback whales, beautiful views, nice boat ride. The crew were pleasant and got along well with the tourists and each other. Don't miss out on the blueberry buckle. We got the last tour of the season, glad we didn't miss it.

Thank angeland80228
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took my first whale-watching trip in September with Puget Sound Express. The boat, the Chilkat Express, is an impressive craft - stable, comfortable, and VERY fast. The crew were friendly and informative. We got to the whales, which were up in the San Juans, in just over an hour, and saw multiple orcas from several resident and transient pods near... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Took the 4-hour trip on the Glacier Spirit on 10/8/2016. Can't say enough good things about the overall operation and crew members Chris and Trevor. Bad weather hit the area and the Friday trip was cancelled due to Gale force winds. The communication with the company was excellent--was checked on and kept up to date. Booked on the Saturday trip.... More 

Thank MIke M
Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Was super excited about seeing Orcas out in the wild and not at Sea World. Very nice crew, informative and answered all our questions. By the end of our tour we saw three different kinds of whales, a lone humpback, 2 separate minke whales and a small pod of Orcas, about 5-6 of them. It took a long time to... More 

Thank jchadick82
Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Thanks AGAIN for the great whale watching trip out of Port Townsend, my hometown. This trip, I some CA friends with me, and you did not disappoint AGAIN. We headed well into Canada this time for Minke and Orca spotting. I have been on many, many trips, including a three day through the San Juan Islands, Christmas lights in Seattle,... More 

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