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. 



Deer Harbor & Rosario Resort  

Tours available YEAR ROUND from Deer Harbor Marina. If you are staying in Deer Harbor, West Sound, Crow Valley, West Beach, Orcas Landing, Eastsound this location is only about 10-15 minutes away. Trips depart at 12 & 4 PM. Please call for the 4:00 PM Tour if you do not see it available online.  Check our online calendar for exact departure times and availability.

Trips from Rosario Resort start Memorial Day Weekend and run until Labor Day. If you are staying in Doe Bay, Rosario, Eastsound, Orcas Highlands, North Beach, Buck Mountain this location is only about 10 – 15 minutes away. Departure time is 1:00 PM. Check our online calendar for exact departure times and availability.

What To Expect…

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

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!

Local EcosystemGet ready to learn lots about the Salish Sea and the marine life that lives in it. 

2017 Tour Rates

Regular Whale Watch
Regular Whale Watch departs Deer Harbor & Rosario Resort Dailey. Bathroom onboard each boat and free use of Binoculars & Blankets. Snacks and bottled water available for purchase. Check online Calendar for departures times & availability. 

$99  -  Adults
$65  -  Children 13 & Under
FREE  -  3 & Under

Luxury Whale Watch
Luxury Whale Watch is limited to a small group of people – six people max. This Tour includes drinks (non-alcoholic), snacks, the use of high quality Binoculars & blankets. Tour departs from Deer Harbor Marina or next to the Orcas Ferry Landing. Please call for more Details. 

$135 - Adults
 $89 - Child 13 & Under
 FREE - 3 & Under  

Looking for a fun & entertaining activity for your group, gathering or party? Click our Private Charters link to Learn More


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 on Orcas Island. Excludes Luxury Whale Watch. 


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. 

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