Mystic Sea arrives, whale watching commences soon

Standing on the bow is owner and Capt. Monte Hughes. Harbormaster Julie James greeted the boat’s arrival.

The whale watching boat M/V Mystic Sea arrived in Langley Friday to prepare for two months of taking tourists into Saratoga Passage to watch for gray whales and other saline.

Tour fares are $59 adult, $54 senior, $49 student and $39 child, with military and group discounts. The three-hour cruises depart the Langley Marina at approximately 11:30 a.m. Contact 1-900-308-9387 or

A special cruise will be held Saturday, April 6. Join WSU Island County Beach Watchers on their annual fundraising cruise aboard the Mystic Sea, leaving the marina at 4 p.m. Cost is $75 per person which includes a 3-hour cruise, appetizers, beverages and on-board naturalists. Sign up online at, email or call 360-331-1030.