Gray Whale Tour Season Begins

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February 24, 2015

The 2015 Puget Sound and Salish Sea gray whale migration is about to arrive, and you’re invited to witness this epic season aboard the 100′ M/V Mystic Sea with Captain Monte Hughes. Starting March 7 and running through May 10, whale-watching excursions will depart from Langley on Whidbey Island three days per week, increasing to five weekly tours in April/May.

Every spring, gray whales migrate thousands of miles from winter waters in Mexico to their summer habitat in Alaska. The inland waters of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound are just a temporary stopover for these 30-ton mighty marine mammals. This year, over 11,000 gray whales are expected to make the trek, with approximately 250 finding their way into our inland Salish Sea. Come aboard the Mystic Sea and you could spot “Patch” or “Double-Knuckles,” two of our barnacle-backed favorites!

The Mystic Sea has a 98% whale-sighting success rate, and each three-hour excursion offers plenty of additional wildlife-spotting opportunities. You’ll enjoy educational commentary by an onboard naturalist and stunning views of Saratoga Passage and the waters around Whidbey, Camano and Hat Islands. Your cruise promises to be safe, dry and comfortable with excellent inside and outside viewing, heated cabins and complimentary hot coffee and tea. Plus, each whale-watching cruise is limited to 60 passengers in order to assure easy viewing for all. Most passengers disembark with a lifetime of great memories!

All cruises last three hours and depart from the Langley Marina
March 7-31: Fri, Sat, Sun, 11a.m.
April 1 through May 10: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 11 a,m. PLUS Sat. and Sun. at 3 p.m.

For  reservations, visit or call 1-800-308-9387 or 360-588-8000.

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