Perfect location to experience nature first-hand.

Perfect location to experience nature first-hand.

From elementary students to senior citizens, many of the groups that visit Camp Casey Conference Center are in search of new and exciting outdoor education experiences. The location and habitats that surround Camp Casey make it the perfect location to experience nature first-hand.

Deception Pass Tours offers one of the best options for exploring the Puget Sound waterways near Camp Casey. The company offers one-hour tours of the Deception Pass waterway, whale watching tours and private charters.

The popular one-hour Deception Pass waterway tour leaves from Deception Pass State Park and travels under the most photographed structure in Washington State, Deception Pass Bridge.

U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain, Brett Ginther, takes visitors aboard his Island Whaler where they are treated to 360-degree views of the water, shoreline and wildlife. The boat has an open deck for optimal viewing and offers a stable ride through Deception Pass, where water flow is 50 times that of all Puget Sound rivers combined!

“We have a naturalist on the boat and typically the tour involves all the wildlife in the area,” Ginther said. “We focus on the history of the area and how the wildlife changes throughout the seasons.” Whale watching tours may include demonstrations with real whale bones and guests learn about the geology of the area as well.

Deception Pass Tours has a unique relationship with Washington State Parks. They are the only tour company allowed to operate out of a Washington State Park. Bird watching groups, school children, families and senior citizens have all chartered Captain Brett’s boat for educational tours.

If your group stays at Camp Casey, we can help coordinate tours with Deception Pass Tours that meet your specific needs. For more information about Deception Pass Tours, log on to .