PTMSC Island Bird Migration Cruises

What to expect
  • Enjoy hours of birdwatching on the vibrant Protection Island
  • Look for seals, puffins, rhinoceros auklets, glaucous-winged gulls, pigeon guillemots and more
  • Bring your camera and get shots of the birds diving into the water, carrying fish in their beaks, or flying
  • Relax and let your cares fall away as you focus on the wildlife
Sometimes you find beauty in the most unexpected places. For instance, Protection Island seems like a dry, uninhabitable place, but it’s actually home to thousands of amazing nesting birds, and a hotspot for other migrating species, including seals and gulls!

The island is only a short ride away from Port Townsend. You’ll join an expert from the local Marine Science Center, who’ll teach you all about the incredible animals you see.

Make sure you bring your camera! You’ll probably be able to get shots of puffins carrying small fish in their beaks, swimming, flying or diving. And those cute seals are just so photogenic, aren’t they?
Key Highlights
Price $55.00 per guest
Duration / Session 4 hours
# Sessions 1
For confirmed trips, any cancellation made 48 hours prior to departure incurs a $10 charge. After 48 hours, there are no refunds available. Travelers must be checked-in no later than 30 minutes prior to sailing. Due to stringent departure requirements, late arrivals will be cancelled with no refunds.

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