• Slide 1
  • Slide 2
  • Slide 3
  • Slide 4
  • Slide 5
  • Slide 6

Orca Whale Rates & Schedule



Phone reservations: 1-800-308-9387

We Support our Military

Mystic Sea Charters supports our troops.

Receive an additional $20.00 discount per adult and senior for military and their immediate family members over 18 yrs. Online discounts apply as well.

» Book Online and SAVE $5 per person (ages 3+)
» Book 7 Days in Advance and SAVE an additional $5 online per person (ages 3+)


Orca, Humpback, and Minke Whale Watching out of Anacortes, WA: May 4 – October 8, 2017

Come aboard the classic 100′ M/V Mystic Sea for our guaranteed whale watch cruise in the San Juan Islands, home to 81+ Resident Orca, Humpback, and Minke Whales. No need to take a ferry, the Mystic Sea departs from Anacortes.

Features of our whale watch cruises:

  • 100 ft Safe, Coast Guard Certified Vessel
  • 98% Whale Sighing Success Rate 2016, 100% 2015
  • 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
  • Operates in the calm, protected waters of Saratoga Passage, Anacortes, & the San Juan Islands

2017 Orca Whale Watching Rates

May 4 – June 18 Rate 10:45am departures
Adults $95  
Seniors (65+) $85  
Students (College or Tech School, 18+) $69  
Children (ages 3-17) $69  
Toddlers (2 & under) $29  
June 19 – Aug 27
Rate 10:45am departures
Adults $105  
Seniors (65+) $95  
Students (College or Tech School, 18+) $69  
Children (ages 3-17) $69  
Toddlers (2 & under) $29  
Aug 28 – Oct 8 Rate 10:45am departures
Adults $95  
Seniors (65+) $85  
Students (College or Tech School, 18+) $69  
Children (ages 3-17) $69  
Toddlers (2 & under) $29  

* Group rate discount for 10 or more paying customers: $59 per person (flat rate, all ages. Must reserve by phone)

*Military $20.00 off (for Adults/Seniors only) *OR* AAA $5.00 off per person (ages 3+)

* All fares are subject to 8.5% sales tax & $3.00 per person port & recreation fee in 2017.

Check-in and Boarding Policy

* 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

* 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!

* 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 registration 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.

* Much like an aircraft, our space is limited. Personal items should fit beneath or on your seat.


Check in Time: 10-10:30am / Departs: 10:45am / Returns: 4-5:00pm

Or call 1-800-308-9387 /  360-588-8000

safe-logoLG 2

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

 Our Pacific Whale Watch Association sighting network hotline and our knowledgeable captains and crew, enable 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 48 hours of cruise date. A reservation date change prior to 48 hours is a $10.00 fee per person. The online booking cancellation fee for a refund is $25.00 prior to 48 hours. No refunds within 48 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 100% non-refundable. You must pay the flat rate on everyone in your party to get the group rate. Your card will be charged 7 days prior to your trip date.

  • 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.