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Mystic Sea Charters

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Address: 710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA
Phone Number: +1 800-308-9387
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Description: The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands...
The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands. WHALE WATCHING TOURS for your family, weddings, corporate events, parties, and more!
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Best day ever!!

This is where we spent our 3rd day of a week long vacation from Florida!!! This was the best day ever....saw lots of Orca whales, several Eagles, and one Seal. The boat staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This boat is tailored for whale watching and is set up with table and chairs in the back under a covered canopy with plastic wind screens. You can easily go to the front of the boat and take pictures when you want. The walkway to the front is narrow so you have to squeeze past another guest, but not really... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is where we spent our 3rd day of a week long vacation from Florida!!! This was the best day ever....saw lots of Orca whales, several Eagles, and one Seal. The boat staff was amazing and friendly!! Also helped with restaurant recommendations!! Thanks Rachel for all the help at the snack area!! A must o attraction!!

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Boca Raton, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mystic Sea Charters is a great way to to see orcas (and other creatures) in their natural habitat. The boat, heads, and seating areas were clean and pleasant. Captain and crew were informative and interesting. Coffee, drinks and snacks were inexpensive ($1). Bring your lunch if you want heavier fare. There is inside and outside seating, though the bow is... More 

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Dupont, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Awesome experience! My husband and I had purchased the experience on Groupon for an earlier trip. Because my husband deployed, we were unable to go within the timeframe purchased. I was disappointed because we had waited for this trip for some time! When we called, the office staff were so helpful and understanding. When we arrived for our scheduled trip,... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Well!!! we went to see whales on the fourth of July. Expecting to see one or two or three our Captain was a real pro. he knew how to position the boat so that the orcas would swim right up to us first we saw an old bull, then we saw the cows with the babies, about half a dozen.... More 

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Janesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I was very happy with my experience with Mystic Sea Charters. We went on the tour on June 22, 2015. As we were heading out we saw numerous sea lions sunbathing on the rocks along one of the islands. Shortly after that we saw a female Orca whale really close to the boat. We moved farther out and saw too... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Mystic Sea Charters could have done better. The boat is small and congested ,did not offer much viewing space, and its seats are small, but the crew was informative. We did get to see some orcas and the route was scenic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a great time with Mystic Charters. We saw about 15 orcas, and watched the whales for about an hour. The crew knows what they're doing. We saw babies and big adults. Only a few close up - most from a distance. I felt the crew respected the animals but still got us close enough to make the viewing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had a great whale watching experience this week with Mystic Sea Charters out of Anacortes. The indoor seating area was very comfortable, and with fresh flowers on the tables, was more than we were expecting. The crew was informative throughout the trip, pointing out island names and wildlife facts throughout the trip. We appreciated the binoculars and whale and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I could not have asked for a more perfect day. It was my and my girlfriend's first ever whale watching trip and we were beyond impressed. We paid for a gray whale tour, and in the first half hour of our trip, the boat captain announced that there were a pod of orcas in the area that we were going... More 

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Additional Information about Mystic Sea Charters

Address: 710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA
Phone Number: +1 800-308-9387
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Anacortes
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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