Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours

For Your Comfort And Enjoyment We Limit Each Tour To 6 Guests

Captain Carli’s Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours are a comfortable, safe and exciting way to experience the wonders and natural beauty of the San Juan Islands.

Take a three to four hour trip into the heart of San Juan Islands Orca Whale territory. You’ll have the opportunity to see the resident Orca whales, Minke whales, Harbor porpoise, California sea lions, Harbor seals, Bald eagles and much, much, more.


See what our customers have to say about us –

This small boat experience is far better than those large boat excursions. Conveniently located at the Friday Harbor dock, this is a must-do if you are in the area. Captain Carli is knowledgeable and tries to give his customers the best possible experience. The orcas are incredible!  S.M.  Louisiana

Our family booked Captain Carli’s Whale Watch tours because we wanted a smaller more personal experience. We have three boys 16, 13, and 10, and Captain Carli made them feel very comfortable and welcome. Captain Carli went out of his way for our family to see the Orcas up close…. Our family had a wonderful relaxing time with Captain Carli, and we were not disapointed.  Zena, Montana

Captain Carli was excellent. He was very friendly and worked hard to find a pod of Orcas for us (it was uncertain if we were going to see any that day). As soon as we came to a stopping point 2 ORCAS BREACHED off of the stern of the Soulmate (Captain Carli’s boat). He then kept us at about 100 yds from the orcas for over 2 hours! He even let us have extra time to watch the orcas (extending the trip a little). We HIGHLY recommend Captain Carli’s Whale Watch to everyone that visits Friday Harbor! – AJ and “Counterweight”, Tampa, Florida

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Stop & Smell the Flowers
Captain Carli Whale Watch is now offering day trips to Yellow Island. Yellow island is part of the Nature Conservancy and is famous for its wildflowers. The rate is $69 a person, children under 12 $59.
Call Us At Tel#360-378-0302 For Times Of Depature
Visit The Nature Conservancy For More Information About Yellow Island


Camping / Kayaking / Hiking / Beach-Combing
“Let Us Take You There”
• Over 10 boat access only islands to choose from • Over two-hundred campsite available • All Campsites are Washington State Parks • Kayak Transportation Available • Transportation to Island of your choice and return • Departures and returns daily from Friday Harbor
Visit www.outislandcamping.com For More Details

Captain Carli Whale Watch Tours
Captain Carli: Toll Free 888-221-1331, local 360-378-0302 | P.O. Box 2569 | Friday Harbor, WA 98250
www.carliwhalewatch.com | info@carliwhalewatch.comWhale Watching Tours Are Not Available From November 1st to March 30th Each Year