Within 75 Miles of Seattle

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of historic waterway Deception Pass from the deck of the Island Whaler, a high-speed jet-driven catamaran. About 75 miles from Seattle, a trip with Deception Pass Tours will teach you about the unique history and scenery of Whidbey Island. Capt. Brett, a U.S. Coast Guard certified captain, will bring you beneath the 76-year-old Deception Pass Bridge and through the turbulent waters of the pass while knowledgeable guides share facts and stories about the area’s rich history. Wildlife abounds in the form of bald eagles, porpoises, harbor seals and occasionally even whales. Open deck seating provides a 360-degree view of the scenery, so cameras are a must, along with a warm coat (the high-speed tour can be a bit chilly).

$21-$25. Deception Pass Bridge parking lot, Oak Harbor, 888.909.8687, deceptionpasstours.com