Longest running whale and wildlife tour out of Friday Harbor. Join us for an adventure on the Western Explorer! Whale watching in the San Juan Islands! Our experienced, passionate team of Captains and Naturalists love to share their vast knowledge of whales, wildlife, and their beautiful Pacific Northwest home. The Western Explorer II is the best whale watching boat in the San Juan Islands, combining adventure, stability, and comfort. It is 40 feet long and seats 25 guests, has a full walk around deck and cruises comfortably at up to 35 knots. Small group, quality whale watching from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.