We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Juan Cruises

Address: 355 Harris Ave #104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: +1 800-443-4552
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Expedia
Book a Tour
88%
Ranked #5 of 33 Activities in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our deluxe Whale Watching Adventure cruise in the scenic San Juan Islands includes a free Northwest salmon lunch, and a 2 hour stop in Friday Harbor. On Fridays & Saturdays we have our Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab dinner cruises. Beer and wine tasting cruises take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. La Conner / Deception Pass go out on Saturdays. Private charters are also available.
Write a Review

108 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    23
    6
    2
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a relaxing and enjoyable evening. From the south side dock down to Chuckanut Bay what a million dollar location. The dinner was enjoyable with what turned out to be all you could eat. My only issue the only desert was coffee flavored and I hate coffee (and I know it is a sin in the NW). Besides that everything... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
43 attraction reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My spouse and I took a whale-watching day cruise with San Juan Cruises on a Thursday in late July 2014. (Do not confuse the company called “San Juan Cruises” with the similarly sounding “San Juan Excursions”. San Juan CRUISES departs from Bellingham Harbor, and San Juan EXCURSIONS departs from Friday Harbor.) The whale-watching cruise departs daily in the months of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went to Unwined on the Bay as a family on the "Location, Location, Location" night and had a great time! The wine and snack selection was awesome. My boyfriend, who funnily enough is not much of a wine fan, was able to buy a beer on-board, so he was pleased. The price was very reasonable for such a varied,... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was a very nice cruise, the weather was wonderful, good food. Friday Harbor was very interesting. We did not see too many whales though...

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A very relaxing, pleasant day. We saw whales but never got close enough to see them very well. That was the only disappointment. We left on time, the cruise was pleasurable, the on board food was very good. The visit to Friday Harbor very nice and picturesque. The captain's informative talk about the history of the area as we passed... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgewater, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My family and I went on a Whale Watching Cruise with San Juan Cruises this Summer and it was a wonderful experience. We were thrilled to have a great view of an orca pod on our trip, that in and of itself would have made the experience for me. I wasn’t expecting very much from the food so I was... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ferndale, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was a wonderful wine cruise. I wouldn't mind a raise in the price so we could keep our tasting glass :)

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We saw whales in 4 separate locations on our cruise. The captain made many changes of course, and extended the cruise time, to ensure that we were able to see many whales that day (many of the boat captains communicate with each other when they spot whales). The booking process was very easy and the ability to leave from Bellingham,... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

These people have a nice boat, and if you want to start from Belingham, I guess it is a good deal. However, frankly, if I wanted to go whale watching, I'd take the Anacortes ferry out to Friday Harbor and choose one of the many whale watching cruises that start from there. They are closer to the whales and not... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkeley, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Friendly staff and a great boat experience that began cool and cloudy and ended with a perfect clear day on the water. The food ( salmon and chicken ) was a bit overcooked, but still pretty good for being mass produced. Outstanding biscuits. We were able to follow a few whale pods around to get a sense of these magnificent... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed San Juan Cruises also viewed

 

Been to San Juan Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from San Juan Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?