The only half-day whale watching option in the Seattle metropolitan area! The high-speed custom-designed foilcat 63' Chilkat Express -- the fastest passenger vessel on the West Coast -- takes you from the beautiful Edmonds Marina, just a few minutes north of the city of Seattle, to the San Juan Islands and the quiet company of whales in a little over an hour. Visitors can now go see orcas, humpbacks and a wide range of wildlife only found in "the American Serengeti," and still have half a day to explore the other wonderful attractions the region has to offer. There's nothing like it in the world. No waiting hours in a ferry line, or driving an hour or two to get to Anacortes, or trying to book a hotel room in the middle of summer in the San Juans. The Seattle-Edmonds run is new, but Puget Sound Express has been offering family-run whale watch tours out of Port Townsend for 30 years. And like the Port Townsend trips, every Chilkat tour features Sherri Hanke's famous homemade blueberry buckle coffee cake, baked right on board from a recipe passed along to her from her grandmother when she was growing up on a farm in Woodinville. Let our family introduce your family to the most famous families in the animal kingdom. Seats are filling fast! Book your tour today.