Whale Watching from Deer Harbor Marina

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Join us for a whale watching & wildlife trip unlike any other in the San Juan Islands. We are located 15 minutes from the Orcas Island ferry landing. Deer Harbor Marina offers spectacular scenery, a full service marina, dock side cafe, sand beaches and a laid back attitude everyone can enjoy. Deer Harbor Charters has been running successful whale watching & wildlife trips from Deer Harbor Marina since 1988! We are the first and oldest running whale watching business on Orcas Island.

Before or after our cruise, take a leisurely walk on the sand beaches or docks, you will usually see birds of prey, crabs, star fish, river otters and many other types of wildlife.  Our office is located in the floating barge, to the right of the dock side cafe.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to boarding.

Trips range between 3-4 hours. Squito, our larger boat, is extremely comfortable; furnished with wood slab tables, bench seating, wide side decks and an upper observation deck. Fully equipped with life-jackets, high quality binoculars, a bathroom, inside heat, sink, limited snack bar, inside seating for everyone and spacious outside deck. .  Squito is a United States Coast Guard Inspected vessel certified for 40 passengers. However, we rarely take more then 33 guests per trip.

  • 10 Minutes from Orcas Island Ferry Landing
  • Larger Boat
  • Bathroom Onboartd
  • Fast, Fun, Adventure!
  • Trips 3-4 Hours
  • Biologist/naturalist Onboard
  • USCG licensed captain
  • Binoculars for everyone!
  • Comfortable Inside Seating and outside viewing decks
  • Snackbar
  • Prices can be found on the Rates page.

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