If you live in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, or anywhere you can get to Seattle from this winter and early spring, consider going whale watching in Seattle. Until April, it will be the perfect time to enjoy viewing some of the most amazing animals on the planet before they migrate away for the summer. After that, until October, you’ll be hard-pressed to find glimpses of the spectacular creatures anywhere close by.
In Seattle, the geography is ideal for whales who desire to birth and nurse their young somewhere relatively safe, before heading off on their new life adventures. And, it’s perfect for onlookers who wish to spy the majestic whales, which include Orcas, Gray Whales, and Minke Whales.
If you’re in Seattle or can get to Seattle before the whales leave for bright horizons, consider taking a whale-watching cruise with any of the following companies.
Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale-Watch Tours
Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale-Watch Tours provides whale watching near Orcas Island Ferry Dock. Boat tours with Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale-Watch Tours are guided, and they take passengers journeying on a vessel that has a galley and heated cabin.
Puget Sound Express Whale Watching in Seattle
View Orcas, humpback whales, and other beautiful wildlife on a Puget Sound Express Whale Watching cruise. These cruises adventure around the San Juan Islands, just north of Downtown Seattle, and they bring cruisers on a whale-watching ride that lasts just more than an hour aboard a comfortable boat with indoor seating and spacious decks.
San Juan Island Whale and Wildlife Tours
Some say that the San Juan Islands are the best places in the world to view wild Orcas. San Juan Island Whale and Wildlife Tours will take you to these islands so you can experience whale watching with professionals who know the best vantage point to spot the graceful beings. Along with viewing Orcas and other whales, this tour offers instruction on how we can all be better stewards for the planet.
Have you been whale watching in Seattle? If you have, and you’d like to share some of your adventures with us, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!