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Mystic Sea Charters

710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA
+1 800-308-9387
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Ranked #4 of 12 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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newark, delaware
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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10 helpful votes 10 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We went on the Mystic Sea last year early in the season and were disappointed when we didn't see any Orcas. We saw all kinds of other wildlife but, no Orcas. So, true to their guarantee, we were given a "whale check" to come back, at no charge, and take another trip. I called and booked for July 4 and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've been on several whale watches and this trip was one of the best ones. My ten year old son absolutely loved it. We were able to see several pods of orcas. It was great when they came close and we just sat no engine. You could hear the whales they were that close. The staff is friendly and very... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My daughters 10 and 13 and I went on the orca whale charter during our vacation this June. I have been on a whale watch on the East coast and it was disappointing because we only saw 1 whale. I went in knowing that nature is unpredictable but wow we were not disappointed. We saw 2 pods of whales and... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a fantastic time onboard, the captain and crew did a great job finding sea life and explaining items of interest about the various pods and the surrounding islands. Plenty of Orca sightings. Attached is a sequence of one sighting caught on camera.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We saw sea lions,porpoises, bald eagles and minke whale during our outing. The indoor seating was great but there is almost no outdoor seating. The adults in our group loved the length of the trip but the kids were getting restless. The crew was great and the chili was excellent!

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was a great day to see whales! The highlight was seeing an orca throw a porpoise into the air and then catch him. The crew was fun and informative. I would do it again!

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