Orca Whale Rates & Schedule

Orca, Humpback, and Minke Whale Watching out of Anacortes, WA:

May 15 - October 4, 2015



Come aboard the classic 100' M/V Mystic Sea for our guaranteed whale watch cruise in the San Juan Islands, home to 86+ Resident Orca, Humpback and Minke Whales. No need to take a ferry, the Mystic Sea departs from Anacortes.


Features of our whale watch cruises:

  • A maximum of 60 passengers for whale watch cruises
  • Marine mammal education focus and onboard naturalist
  • Wheelchair accessible (Anacortes departures only)
  • Excellent inside and outside viewing, heated cabin
  • Hot coffee and tea
  • Eco-friendly vessel
  • Personalized, fun and friendly service

2015 Orca Whale Watching Rates

May 15 - June 22 Rate 11am departures
$95 + tax

Seniors (65+)
$85 + tax

Students (College or Tech School, 18+) $65 + tax

Children (ages 3-17) $49 + tax

Toddlers (2 & under) $29 + tax

June 23 - Sept 1 Rate 11am departures
$105 + tax

Seniors (65+)
$95 + tax

Students (College or Tech School, 18+) $65 + tax

Children (ages 3-17) $49 + tax

Toddlers (2 & under) $29 + tax

Sept 2 - October 4 Rate 11am departures
$95 + tax

Seniors (65+)
$85 + tax

Students (College or Tech School, 18+) $65 + tax

Children (ages 3-17) $49 + tax

Toddlers (2 & under) $29 + tax

* Group rate discount for 10 or more paying customers: $55 per person (Rate applies to everyone in party, regardless of age).

* Military — $20.00 off, *OR* AAA — $5.00 off (discounts applied to Adult and Senior rates only) 

» and don't forget, our great Child Rate is for ages 3-17 (not just up to 12 yrs like our competition)

* All fares are subject to 8.5% sales tax & $2.00 per person port fee


Check-in and Boarding Policy

Check in Time: 10-10:30am • Departs: 11:00am or before • Returns: 4-5:00pm

* Park in designated whale watch parking: 710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98221

* Check in between 10 and 10:30am at the red ticket booth under the name of  the person that made the reservation. Present your reservation confirmation paper. Groupons must have Groupon voucher; you must have it ready to present on mobile app or have it ready to present as paper print out.

* Scheduled runs 7 Days a week


Food Service & Alternatives

* Snacks Available: coffee, tea, hot cocoa, soda, chips, candy bars, & bottled water available for purchase at $1.00 each.

*Additional food available on board (prices vary): Hot Sandwiches, Lunchables, Ice Cream, and More!

*Northwest Coffee & Espresso truck is available near ticket booth. Items include: Espresso Drinks, Blended/Frozen Drinks, Tea, Juice, Breakfast Foods, & Bagged Coffee.

*You are welcome to bring your own sandwich or bagged lunch. Alcohol & Ice Chests are NOT permitted.


Service Pets

* Service pets are welcome on-board with registeration or certification forms. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a service animal on board, as we need to contact all passengers who will be on board that day.  Persons with severe animal allergies may request to reschedule if a service animal will be on board the day of their scheduled trip.


Additional Info

We strive to accommodate all passengers to the best of our abilities!

Please let us know if you need assistance boarding with a wheelchair or walker.


*The following items are NOT permitted on board: Alcohol, Ice Chests, & Strollers.



Or call 1.800.308.9387 /  360.588.8000



SAFE: Safe, Affordable, Fun, & Educational Whale Watching

Only SAFE members have the exclusive use of a float plane and whale spotter pilot.  The plane flies over the San Juans in the AM if needed and calls directly to the M/V Mystic Sea and other SAFE member boats to report the latest Orca Whale updates. This, in addition to our Pacific Whale Watch Association sighting network hotline and our knowledgeable captains and crew, enables us to guarantee whale sightings.

Go with the best, go with a SAFE member!

Guaranteed Whale Sightings - How does this work?
If you don't see an Orca, Humpback, Minke, or Gray Whale, your next whale watch with us is free.  (This guarantee does not apply to private or group charters). No Cash refund. 


Cancellation Policy

Individual Whale Watch Cancellation Policy

Reservations are made with a credit card hold, coupon code or by booking online. Without one of these you do not have a reservation.

Mystic Sea Charters does not cancel due to rain. We reserve the right to cancel due to hazardous weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

No booking cancellations and no rescheduling within 72 hours of cruise date. A reservation date change prior to 72 hours is a $10.00 fee per person. The online booking cancellation fee for a refund is $25.00 prior to 72 hours. No refunds within 72 hours.

Group Whale Watch Cancellation Policy:

Groups of 10 or more that receive our special rate on a whale watch cruise, have a 7 day cancellation policy. If you cancel within 7 days, the trip is non-refundable. You must pay the flat rate on everyone in your party to get the group rate. If you arrive with less people than your reservation was made for you will be charged the full amount on your reservation.

  • Discover * VISA * MasterCard * American Express
  • Gift certificates are available year round

Please call for reservations as departure times and availability times may change. Walk-ons are welcome but only as space is available.

Mystic Sea Charters is not responsible for lost or stolen goods.

Check-In, Tickets and Boarding


ORCA WHALES CHECK-IN - May 15 - October 4, 2015

Directions: Anacortes, WA
Cap Sante Marina A Dock
710 Seafarers Way
Anacortes, WA 98221
Google Map


Office Location
819 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221

book online


Or call 1.800.308.9387 or 360.588.8000


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