Deception Pass Tours

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Deception Pass Park, United States
Deception Pass Tours - Bald eagle, Deception Pass
Deception Pass Tours - Another bald eagle, Deception Pass
Deception Pass Tours - King Kong Point, Deception Pass
Deception Pass Tours - Purple starfish
Deception Pass Tours - Harbour porpoise
Deception Pass Tours - Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass Tours - Bald eagle, Deception Pass

Deception Pass Tours Deception Pass Park Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
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For a different perspective Jul 21, 2017
Deception Pass State Park claims to be the most visited in Washington State and has quite a bit to offer those visitors in the way of walking trails and beaches. But for a different look at it you can take a jet boat tour under the iconic Deception Pass Bridge. One company has the concession to run these (they also offer longer whale watching trips, by the way) and operates out of Cornet Bay on the eastern fringes of the park, but you must buy your tickets either at the booth in the car park at the south end of the bridge or, as we did, at a ticket office on Highway 20 a little to the north.

These tours aren’t cheap (we paid $39 per person) and only last an hour, but we did find it very enjoyable, though I expected more speed from the jet boat. We were fortunate in that the boat wasn’t full, with only about ten or twelve passengers instead of the 40 or so it must hold, so we got excellent seats and could see everything easily.

The guide told us lots about the history of this area (smugglers, bridge building and more) and also the wildlife. We were thrilled with our sighting of a pair of bald eagles, one of them eating an eel, and also spotted harbour seals, harbour porpoises, a vivid purple starfish and various seabirds. If you’re hoping to see whales you really need to do the longer trip but apparently they are occasionally sighted on this one.
Bald eagle, Deception Pass
Bald eagle, Deception Pass
Deception Pass Bridge
Harbour porpoise
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