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San Juan Cruises, Bellingham

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Deluxe Whale Watching Adventure Cruise:

Welcome aboard the San Juan Islands best cruising adventure!

Departing from the charming Fairhaven Historic District in Bellingham you will immediately enter the eastern edge of the 172 island San Juan Archipelago. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the incredible wildlife that abounds including; Bald Eagles, Seals and Sea lions, Porpoise, Seabirds and of course – Orca Whales.

After a morning of wildlife and pristine coastlines you'll enjoy a delicious Northwest salmon & chicken lunch, served with several side dishes and dessert.

After your meal, we'll make a 2-hour stop in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. It's a chance to stretch your legs, stroll among the many shops and galleries or take in the Whale Museum.

Soak in the afternoon sun on the cruise home, enjoying a beverage from our full bar stocked with a selection of Northwest beers & wines.

Trip Overview:

• Fully narrated whale watching tour through the San Juan Islands.

• We are part of a local whale spotting network, helping us have one of the highest whale sighting success rates in the state.

• Guaranteed whales or your next tour is 50% off.

• Complimentary Northwest salmon / chicken lunch, with side dishes & dessert.

• 2 hour shore visit in Friday Harbor.

• Deluxe 100’ tour vessel with lots of indoor & outdoor seating.

• Onboard breakfast & lunch options.

• Full bar with Northwest wines, beers and cocktails.

2016 Schedule / Pricing:

Departing from Bellingham at 9:30 am returning at 5:30 pm

Low Season (May / June / September)

• $99.00 Adult ($5 off with advance booking)

• $49.50 Child (6-17)

• Under 6 Free!

High Season (July / August)

• $109.00 Adult ($5 off with advance booking)

• $54.50 Child (6-17)

• Under 6 Free!

May 7 - May 22 | Saturdays & Sundays Only

May 28 - September 25 | Daily


Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab Dinner Cruises:

A feast for the senses. Savor an old-fashioned cracked crab and baked chicken feast while enjoying a Bellingham Bay sunset after cruising along the beautiful Chuckanut Coast aboard the Victoria Star 2.

Feast on the Northwest's finest Dungeness Crab served with Baked Chicken, our signature Broccoli Salad, Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, locally baked French Bread and dessert. All prepared fresh just before we start boarding passengers.

The Victoria Star 2 offers a selection of Northwest wines, beer from local microbreweries, well drinks and unique cocktails, and a variety of juices and soft drinks, for an additional charge.

2016 Schedule/Pricing:

Fridays and Saturdays from June 10 through September 18 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

• $59.00 Adult

• $29.50 Child (6-17)

• Under 6 Free!

Reservations: (360) 738-8099 or 1-800-443-4552



Bellingham Bay BREWS Cruise - Wednesday Beer Tasting Cruise Series

Stay cool this summer with our new series of beer tasting cruises on Wednesday evenings in July, August and early September aboard the Victoria Star. Each week Boundary Bay Brewery will serve a variety of their award-winning beers, joined by 2 other Northwest breweries serving up their best brews. Snacks that complement the beers will be available during the cruise.

It's just $35/adult for this cruise, which includes tastings of 3 different beers from each brewery and snacks.

These cruises will sell out quickly - you can reserve online, or by calling 1-800-443-4552 or (360) 738-8099.

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Adults - $35 (Must be 21 or older)


unWINEd On The Bay - Thursday Wine Tasting Cruise Series

Join us this summer for one of our new "unWINEd On The Bay" wine tasting cruises aboard the Victoria Star 2. We'll be featuring wines from around the world, as well as locally produced wines from the Pacific Northwest. Tickets are available online, or by phone:l (360) 738-8099 or 1-800-443-4552

Local experts and representatives from participating wineries will join us on board to serve and discuss the featured wines. Snacks and hors d'oeuvres that complement the wines will also be served during the cruise. Make the middle of the week something to look forward to this summer with one of our wine tasting cruises.

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Adults - $35 (Must be 21 or older)
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  • We had a wonderful day out . Sailing across the Salish sea through the San Juan islands to Friday harbor and back The crew were very friendly , The boat was clean and comfortable. The captains...  more »
  • We took a cruise around the San Juan Islands and it was a a truly wonderful day. The captain was well versed on history of the area and on the activity of the whales. We saw numerous whales during...  more »
  • Always a good time. Beer and wine cruises in the summer are the best! Crew is friendly and helpful.
  • Cruise offers you a fun day, even if you don't see whales. If you have never been to the San Juan Islands this is a must.

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