Whether it’s a fast, exciting zodiac, the comfort of a larger vessel, or something in between, there is a PWWA member company that’s just right for you! You will find the operators listed here to be safe, professional, and respectful of the wildlife that calls the northwest home.
All members of the PWWA have great respect and admiration for these magnificent animals, regarding them as family.
The Pacific Whale Watch Association (formerly Whale Watch Operator’s Association Northwest) consists of hard-working, dedicated whale watching companies committed to research, education, and responsible wildlife viewing. Member companies depart from 13 different ports in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada surrounding the San Juan Islands.
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In 1995, our association developed a dynamic set of local whale & wildlife viewing guidelines. These guidelines have been modified throughout the years to adjust for the newest and best science available. The PWWA’s guidelines have allowed for no-boat foraging zones, minimized underwater noise with speed limits and sonar restrictions, and created clear corridors for SRKW’s to travel.
Respecting the wildlife and following these guidelines will help ensure the safety and well-being of the whales for generations to come.