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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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santa barbara
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I had a whale watching "date" while visiting relatives on Whidbey Island. It was a perfect day. Captain Monty was laid back and hospitable. The boat only takes up to 50, and when we got to the dock and saw the others with what looked like over a hundred packed in like sardines, we were really happy... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We saw so many Orca whales, sea lions, seals, and also a bald eagle & nest today!! I even caught on camera a whale breaching. They were lively today, breached 2-3 times and were slapping their tail fins, even saw some hunting. Today was better than I had even hoped it would be, and thanks to the weather, the day... More

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island bound
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took my special needs sister on a whale watch with Mystic Sea Charters. I called before to make sure they can accommodate a wheelchair. They came through with flying colors.Location easy to find. Check in smooth ,handicapped parking was right there, even if you don't have a handicapped sticker the parking is not far away. The crew took the wheelchair... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Mystic Sea Charters is owned and run by a family team. This personal attention shows in everything they do. From the Internet booking to the parking and boarding, everything ran like clockwork. The Captain coordinates your arrival from start to finish. No waiting time, but straight to boarding after you've parked your car. All these whale watching charters keep in... More

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Marysville, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I took my family on an Orca whale watching trip leaving Anacortes to the San Juan Islands. The cost was fine; a little more than the competition out of Bellingham, but I saved a bit having a college student, high school student and senior citizen - also got a discount for ordering tickets on-line. The location was easy to find... More

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Yelm, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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