$30 off All Adult Tickets – Best Deal in 21+ Years of Running Whale Watching Tours!

Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours from 5 Departure Locations

Welcome to the Wild West of whale watching in Washington.

Port Angeles Tour Rates

Port Angeles Tour Information and Times

4-5 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watching Tours

9:30am Departure

The 9:30am departure out of Port Angeles is a popular choice.  While whale sightings are the same in the morning as they are in the afternoon, the morning trip gets back early enough to explore Port Angeles and the surrounding area. If you're an early bird, this is a trip for you!

Book a Tour

3:00pm Departure

There's nothing like ending your day on the water with whales!  The 3:00pm departure from Port Angeles is most popular with groups of two, professional photographers, and locals. The lighting tends to soften in the afternoon, making it absolutely incredible for photographs!

Book a Tour

Which Tour Should I Choose?

We can confidently say that there isn't a tour time that's better for whale sightings than the other.  There are subtle differences between both tours, making them both world-class.

We recommend choosing the departure time that works best in your schedule as both tours have the same whale sighting success rate.  The benefits of morning versus afternoon come into play on the human side!  Morning tours are great because you're first out on the water and have the rest of the afternoon to do as you please.  The afternoon tour is great because you don't have to get up early, and you end your day with whales and some pretty incredible lighting for photographs. 

Both tours are great, so choose the one that works in your schedule best!

coupon ribbon

Great Deals in 2017!

Adults save up to $30 off any tour by booking over 30 days in advance or by joining us May 30th-September 4th. There are discounts for AAA, AARP, seniors 65+, military, or students with an ID.  Midweek deals can be found March-June and September-November.  Click below for more information on how to save big in 2017!

Save Big!

What Vessel Will I Be On?

Port Angeles Tour Range

When whales are in the center of the map, most companies do see them – we just get more time.  When the whales are up north or out west, the Island Explorer fleet are often the only American boats watching whales

Because of our vessel speed, size, and duration of our tour, we're able to guarantee whales.  Often times, whales can move up to 100 miles in a 24 hour period.  Every day is a new adventure, but rest assured that you're choosing the company with the highest whale sighting success rate in the area.

Whales have been spotted on 6,431 of 6,630 tours since 2002.   No other company compares.

What's the Weather like? How to Prepare

Port Angeles sees considerably less rain than other areas in Western WA.  In the summer months, the temperature averages between 60 and 80 degrees fahrenheit.  Even though the weather can feel warm on land, we always recommend bringing layers – sweatshirts and jackets – as it feels 10-20 degrees cooler on the water.  Rain doesn't have a negative impact on our tours as our excursion vessels are set up to go out in the elements and have lots of indoor space and cover.

Online Reservations

Make a reservation online with our secure system and receive an immediate email confirmation.

Online Reservations

Whale Report

See what we've seen on the water. There's a detailed account from every tour since 2002!

Whale Report

Prepare for your tour

It’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.  See our tips, suggestions, and frequently asked questions.

How to Prepare

Our Guarantee

We guarantee whales on every tour March-October, and even offer two different orca guarantees.

Our Guarantee

Continue Your Marine Education in Port Angeles

Port Angeles offers some of the Northwest's best wildlife, and there outlets to learn more about the area's diverse population.  Swing by the Feiro Marine Life Center to learn about nearly everything living underwater, all collected within 20 miles of Port Angeles from the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Pop into the NOAA Olympic Coast Discovery Center for information about where to experience shore-based wildlife viewing after your tour!