You'll Have a Whale of a Tale to Share!
A good way to enjoy whale watching while in Port Townsend is to hop aboard one of the Puget Sound Express vessels at Point Hudson Marina. We offer a seasonal Whale Watch Package and guests who stay with us are delighted to discover that Puget Sound Express is located directly behind our main building. If you are staying over the night of your whale watching tour, you can leave your vehicle right in our lot! If you are checking out that morning, you should inquire about parking in the designated Puget Sound Express parking area.
Though J, K and L Pods do occasionally find their way into Port Townsend Bay or along the edgewaters of Admiralty Inlet, the best place to see them is out in open water near the San Juan Islands. This water stays chilly even in the heat of the summer sun, providing the perfect hunting grounds for orca seeking a salmon meal.
Whale Watching for Two Package available May 1 - June 30 / Sept 12 - Oct 28
Plan a 4 hour or 6 hour cruise and escape to the waters between Port Townsend and the San Juan Islands. It's a great way to experience Pacific Northwest wildlife such as porpoises, bald eagles, sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, sea otters, grey whales, fin whales, humpbacks, minke whales and, of course, ORCAS! (Oh, my!)
The Puget Sound Express also conveniently serves as a ferry service between Port Townsend and Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.