Orcas Island, WA is roughly 57 square miles making it the largest Island in the San Juan Islands. It doesn’t matter where you are staying we have a convenient location close by – Deer Harbor Marina & Rosario Resort. Both locations are great for whale watching and conveniently located for you. 

What To Expect…

FAMILY FUN Fun for all ages. Learn about local marine wildlife, natural history and the local industrys today. 

*BEST Whale Policy – Return again for free, not a standby pass like the other guys! View our Whale Policy Page to learn more.

Blankets & BinocularsFree use of blankets and binoculars onboard every tour! 

Snacks & Drinks Bottled water, chips and candy bars for purchase onboard, or feel free to bring your own!

Best Naturalist – A degree certified naturalist onboard every tour! As well as USCG certified captains!

Guaranteed Price Match – We will match any competitors standard fare or special rate on Orcas Island. 

Whale Watch Rates

$99  –  Adults

$65  – Children 13 & Under

FREE  –  3 & Under

Private Whale Watching Tour

SPINDRIFT     3-6 people,  $135 per person

PELAGIC    6-18 people,  $1,400 for midday departure & $1,200 for afternoon departure

SQUITO   18-30 people, $2,200 for midday departure or $1,800 for afternoon.

Family Friendly Whale Watching

Deer Harbor Charters was first established by Tom Averna in 1988. Making it the First Whale & Wildlife Tour Company on Orcas Island.  Tours depart from Deer Harbor Marina year round and also from Rosario Resort & Spa from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Since it’s inception Deer Harbor Charters has provided a seamless path for guest to connect with Marine Wildlife that surround the San Juan Islands. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and engage with the tour crew.

More than just a Whale Watch. Tours usually consist of many stops for different Marine Wildlife – Whales, Seals, Eagles, Sea Lions, Porpoise and Historical sites. Tours generally last 3-4 hours. All of our boats have a bathroom along with free use of Binoculars and Blankets. Candy bars, chips & bottled water can be purchased for $1.00. We offer the most competitive pricing on Orcas Island.

If you find a better price for a whale watching trip on Orcas Island then give us a call. With our guaranteed price match we will match or beat any competitors standard fare, special offer or promotional pricing. Also if you do not see a whale we always give you the option to return while you are staying on Orcas. We do issue Vouchers for guests who do not see a whale between June 10 & September 10th. This is not a stand by pass like the other guys. 

SAVE NOW 10% OFF –  Military, Seniors 55+, EMS Persons, Teachers, University or College Students, Groups 6+ (Simply show I.D. at check in) 8.1% Sales Tax is not included in price. Terms & Conditions can be found under the Contact Page 

Reservations Highly Recommend


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