Our Boats

With 3 vessel sizes and 2 departure locations, there is sure to be a vessel that suites
your needs. 

You can also charter any of the vessels for a private Whale Watch and Wildlife Tour or schedule a water taxi to one of the surrounding islands.


The M/V Osprey – Friday Harbor

The Osprey is approved for 126 passengers, but we only take out 85 to ensure lots of viewing space. Osprey has two viewing decks with space for every passenger along the railing. Great for families and groups!

The Osprey has two comfortable restrooms, outside covered seating, and an inside heated cabin with booths and large windows. Osprey also has a galley aboard with beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and concession style snacks for purchase during the tour.  

Charter the Osprey!


The M/V Kestrel – Friday Harbor

The M/V Kestrel is a RIB (ridged inflatable) style vessel that cruises waters around San Juan Island at an impressive 35 knots and is unlike any other on San Juan Island! The longer length and heavier hull gives a smooth and steady ride, even at high speeds.

The Kestrel was built in 2015 and is an open air vessel with bench seating for up to 28 passengers per the US Coast Guard. To make sure there is plenty of seat space, the Kestrel never goes out with more than 22 passengers on a public tour.

Guests remain seated on one of the comfortable bench seats while in motion, but a wide aisle way around the entire boat allows you to stand up and move around when viewing whales and wildlife. Kestrel also has the convenience of having a restroom on board.

Charter the Kestrel!


The M/V Sea Lion – Roche Harbor

The Sea Lion is approved for 49 passengers, but we only take out 40 to ensure lots of viewing space. Built in 2007 specifically for wildlife viewing off the San Juan Islands.

Sea Lion is modern, fast and comfortable. It has a large walk around deck, outside covered seating, inside cabin seating with big windows, bow seating and open seating on the stern.

There is a large bathroom for convenience. There is also a children’s library and a wildlife library on board as well as high grade binoculars for our guests.

Charter the Sea Lion!

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