If you choose to go on a whale-watching tour this year, consider going with Puget Sound Express. They're a three-generation family business and offers 4-5 hour tours out of Edmonds. The vessels feature an inside heated cabin, TV monitors for naturalist presentations and map tracking the areas we travel through, 2 restrooms and a galley serving snacks, hot and cold beverages, along with our warm Blueberry Buckle.
Need Lunch? Puget Sound Express also offers boxed lunches on-board that include a sandwich, chips and a beverage. Due to our partnership with a local restaurant, lunches need to be pre-ordered by 3:00pm the day prior. Choices include Ham, Turkey or Caprese sandwiches.
You might spot a minke whale, or if you're lucky, even a pod of orcas. It's a guaranteed sighting: if you don't see any whales you can come back and cruise for free until you do spot a whale. But if you like seeing the natural beauty of the Salish Sea (floating islands, views of snow-capped volcanos, etc.) you're definitely in for a treat.
Climb aboard and grab your binoculars. If you have a whale of a time out on the water... well, that's not a fluke.