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San Juan Island Whale and Wildlife Tours

San Juan Island Whale and Wildlife Tours
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San Juan Island Whale and Wildlife Tours
USD 99.00
Join Captain Hobbes and experience a whale and wildlife adventure of a lifetime in the San Juan Islands, Washington.  See our local "Southern Resident" salmon-eating orca (killer) whales in their natural environment, known as J, K & L pods, and "Transient" mammal-eating orca whales.  You'll also likely see seals, sea lions, porpoise, eagles, seabirds, and maybe even humpback and minke whales. Enjoy this experience from a 7-passenger boat, with seating inside and out, a heated cabin, and restroom.
What to Expect
Captain Hobbes will take you on a lovely and exciting cruise of the San Juan Islands and will do his best to show you the most magnificent animal in the world, the Orca!  Check in at the boat "Tokitae" no later than 11:40 a.m. for a 12:00 noon departure. Tokitae is located at Spring Street Landing, next to the ferry terminal, and in front of Downriggers restaurant. Take the ramp to the left of the landing and look for the aluminum boat with the navy blue stripe. (Spring Street Landing is distinguished by a green roof and large clock.)

At 11:40 a.m. Captain Hobbes will give you a safety talk and orientation to your 2.5 to 3 hour whale and wildlife tour. You'll enjoy amazing views of sparkling blue waters and emerald green islands as you search for orca whales, humpback and minke whales, sea lions, seals, bald eagles, sea birds and other marine wildlife.  During the trip Captain Hobbes will educate you about these whales and wildlife, the health of our oceans, and what you can help do to save the whales.
Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a Great Time!

Captain Hobbes was Awesome, he was upfront and told us we may not catch up to the whales But we did and got to see them. It started out rainy but the sun did come out. Their was 5 in our group and a couple...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Amazing guided tour with Captain Hobbes

Captain Hobbes provided us with an amazing experience over the Labor Day weekend. My fiance was very keen on seeing the Orcas and Captain Hobbes delivered. We were provided an experience and an education of the Orcas during our time with him. He is clearly...More

Thank Malkial1
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Personalized tour with excellent guide

Captain Hobbes' smaller-boat tour is absolutely the way to see the Salish Sea whales and learn about the pod while you watch them in their natural habitat. Captain Hobbes took our family of six (including two young children) out for a midday tour to find...More

Thank vwatts44
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Committed to orca whales

Great guy, knowledgeable, passionate about the fate of orca whales, committed to protection efforts. We were a group of five on the boat for the tour, including two small children. The boat was the right size and arrangement for us, and Captain Hobbes was the...More

3  Thank 0vernight0nTheRoad
Reviewed 26 August 2018
An outstanding and dedicated captain

If you are interested in seeing Orca whales without posing a threat to this endangered species, Captain Hobbes is the man for the job. He is both a knowledgeable naturalist and dedicated conservationist. He answered my many questions about the whales we were out to...More

Thank danielsamato
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