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Mystic Sea Charters

710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA
+1 800-308-9387
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Ranked #4 of 13 activities in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises though the San Juan Islands including whale watching, weddings, corporate events, parties and more. They... more »
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Yelm, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you have never been on a whale watching cruise, I highly recommend Mystic Sea Charters. I recently escorted a group of 24 for a 5 hour cruise and we actually received an extra hour before returning to port. The weather did not cooperate very well, but we were still able to view multiple whales, even though it was at... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This review could easily have been a 5 star had we seen Orcas. The boat was good, just the right amount of passengers to maximise viewing opportunities. The captain & staff were friendly & informative. The scenery is beautiful, but after 5 hours, no Orcas. So, like the other 25-30 onboard we left the boat disappointed. I appreciate this is... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We have been looking forward to seeing whales in the wild for years. We were not disappointed! We we're prepare to rode 2 1/2 hours to see the local pods, there are three. On the way the captain spotted a transient pod of about 20 Orcas. We stayed with this pod for about two hours, it was wonderful. The boat... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Everything about this whale watch was perfect. First of all, the crew is very nice and the captain/naturalists have taken the time to learn about the San Juan Islands and its wildlife. They provide maps explaining the route and what you can see along the way. What I really liked is that the crew does not "Over do" anything (for... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Probably a good experience but not great. Maybe my expectations were too big, after all we all have watched orcas and whales very closely in the Discovery channel but looking at them live, in their environment it was good but not great or as expected. This could also have been due to doing this trip with children under 10 years... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went to see Orcas, and found Mystic Sea Charters to be very professional and extremely fun. The captain kept us updated on location and wildlife we were seeing. The trip took about 6 hours all together, but it went by very quickly. They have inside cabins where you can go warm up and a deck you can stand on... More

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newark, delaware
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went looking for Orcas on Mystic Sea Charters. Ship left on time at 11 and returned about 5. The crew seemed to know what they were doing as to tracking the whales and foreseeing which way they would head. They kept us informed of where we were via a large map. They pointed out seals and such until we reached... More

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Olney, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We adventured out on our first Orca whale watching tour on July 8th and it was truly an amazing experience. We got to meat several nice people and the nice crew on board the boat. We got to see several Orcas near the western end of the San Juan Islands. Jill, the onboard whale expert, was very helpful with info... More

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Grandview, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our first whale watching trips and we really didn't know what to expect but were very hopeful. The boat left at 11:00 on a Friday morning and it was an adventure we won't soon forget . The crew was very friendly and knowledgable and the boat was comfortable and well stocked with snacks and drinks. On the inside... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There are several whale watching tours available from Anacortes and they all end up in the same area... Mystic Sea Charters is an older boat and smaller, which is what we found attractive. The crew was knowledgable and had many years of experience. We saw many orcas! Would highly recommend. Beautiful ride thru the San Juan Islands too!

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