Just steps away from the ferry landing in Friday Harbor you will embark upon the Odyssey. Built in 1941 this converted U.S. Navy search and rescue vessel welcomes you aboard to experience her class and comfort as you cruise the San Juans...
~ Orca whales
~ Steller sea lions
~ Harbor seals
~ Bald eagles
~ Harbor porpoise
~ Dalls porpoise
~ Gray whales
~ Pigeon guillemots
~ Sea gulls
~ Black oyster catchers
~ Great blue heron
The Odyssey's multi level wrap around viewing decks provide space, open air, comfort, and lots of warm sunshine!
We know you work hard for your vacation dollars and for this reason we will offer you another trip for free if you do not see orcas on the day of your trip. The chances of seeing the orcas is very high during May through September, but since the whales are wild and can swim over one hundred miles per day, occasionally they move out of our cruising area. In those rare cases, we will give you a free pass to come again. This free pass or rain check has no expiration date and can be used the next day or five years from now.
The Odyssey's main salon is equipped with padded seating, large viewing windows, tables, two restrooms and a snack bar.
Each whale and wildlife cruise is joined by two certified marine naturalists who will provide an informative and entertaining experience. You'll learn about what the whales eat, where they travel, how many there are, how their families stick together, how they communicate ( when conditions are right you can hear the sound of the whales via our hydrophone ), how to identify the orcas, and much more.
Be prepared to see more than just orca whales and don't forget to bring along your camera to capture the variety of bird life, marine life, and diverse geological formations.
Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the local shops, markets, galleries, seafood restaurants and museums.
Please give us a call if you have any question about getting to the islands, where to stay, what else to do, etc.... we're happy to help.