Puffin Cruises

What to expect
  • Enjoy 3 hours of birdwatching on the vibrant Protection Island
  • Look for 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
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 -- so come explore it on this incredible bird watching cruise!

The island is only a short ride away from Port Townsend, and visited by many looking for a glimpse of the elusive tufted puffin.

While there’s no guarantee that you’ll see the puffins, chances are very good you’ll spot some incredible nesting birds, including rhinoceros auklets, double-crested cormorants, pelagic cormorants, and so many more.

Note: And if you bring your camera, you just might shots of the birds carrying small fish in their bills, swimming, flying or diving before your three hours are up. Happy birdwatching!

Key Highlights
Price $125.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 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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