Above photo of Granny (J2) taken by Sara Hysong-Shimazu.
We are committed to education and conservation while advocating responsible whale watching.
The Pacific Whale Watch Association consists of 32 dedicated whale watching and ecotourism businesses committed to research, education, and responsible wildlife viewing. Member companies depart from 19 different ports in Washington State and British Columbia, taking about a half-million passengers out every year, creating critical constituencies for conservation.
Each one of our member operators provides a unique experience. Whether it’s a fast, exciting Zodiac-style boat, or the comfort of a larger family-friendly vessel, or maybe something in-between, there is a PWWA member company that’s just right for you!
All members of the PWWA have a great respect and admiration for the Pacific Northwest and its magnificent wildlife, regarding them as family. Many of our captains and naturalists are marine scientists and educators, and we consider our boats to be classrooms on the water. We're also committed to direct conservation, using our extraordinary access to these sensitive populations of marine mammals to help protect them for generations to come.