Port Townsend is a great port to hop on board a vessel and travel the water in search of seabirds, waterfowl, birds of prey, shellfish and marine invertebrates, and marine mammals including seals, sea lions, harbor porpoise, Orca whales and occasional gray and minke whales. Orca whales inhabit the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands and many captains offer special trips during migration season.

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sponsor psehalffull Puget Sound Express- Whale Watching & Wildlife Cruises - PS Express

Whale Watching, passenger ferry service, Port Townsend to San Juan Islands and special group events up to 70 people including; company employee events, corporate development parties, weddings, dinner cruises and sunset cruises. PS Express offers three hour boat trips to Protection Island and six hour Christmas trips to Seattle during December. 20+ years of taking people out on the water for a memorable experience.
Phone: 360-385-5288
Fax: 360-732-0448; Email
Point Hudson Marina
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Peninsula Sportsman Fishing Peninsula Sportsman Guide and Outfitting Service

Family activities in the area are numerous including fully guided boat tours to view nearby Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge sea birds, sea ducks and other marine wildlife. Offshore adventures to set "pots" for the locally abundant Dungeness crab and spot prawns, dig for steamer clams and explore tide pools on the low tides.
Phone: 360-379-0906
Fax: 360-379-0906; Email

Port Townsend Marine Science Center - Wildlife Cruises

Cruise with the PT Marine Science Center to Protection Island to view thousands of nesting birds. It is for a glimpse of the elusive tufted puffin that many visitors make the trip. It could be your lucky day!
Phone: 360-385-5582 / Toll Free: 800-566-3932
Home Port at Point Hudson
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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