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Puget Sound Express - Day Trips

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Address: 227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone Number: +1 360-385-5288
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Thar she blows!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

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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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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went on the Friday Harbor all day whale watching cruise. The crew was very friendly and informative. We enjoyed the information about the various islands we passed and the time in Friday Harbor was fun. The boat ride was one of the best we have had. Inside was warm and comfortable but plenty of opportunity to be outside to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The information provided before the trip was a little sketchy so I did not have high expectations. I was very pleasantly surprised. The boat was well designed for touring and seeing wildlife. This was a 3-day tour and the crew and naturalists worked hard to have guests see as much as possible. The crew / staff really are a family... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was the best three days I have spent in a long time. It was as relaxing or active as you want it to be. The Staff took wonderful care of us with yummy hearty meals & knowledge of the area, land, sky & waters. I expected a lot before I went but this company surpassed everything I wanted

Thank idah0judy
Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I took at 3-day wildlife watching trip to the San Juan Islands. The staff were very knowledgable and professional. The boat was comfortable. We saw lots of birds and several species of marine mammals. Great trip, highly recommended to anyone interested in birds, whales, or just beautiful Pacific Northwest scenery.

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