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San Juan Cruises

355 Harris Avenue, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225
+1 800-443-4552
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Ranked #2 of 18 Activities in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Boat Tours
Owner description: San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our Whale Watching Adventure cruise through the San Juan Islands includes a free... more » Owner description: San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our Whale Watching Adventure cruise through the San Juan Islands includes a free Northwest salmon lunch, and a 2 hour stop in Friday Harbor. On Fridays & Saturdays we have our scenic Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab dinner cruise. Beer and wine tasting cruises take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Our latest tours are a Bird Watching cruise and a La Conner / Deception Pass cruise. Private charters are also available. « less
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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I took this trip a few years ago and my husband had also been on it before years ago, but this trip I have to write and say thanks...my husband and I brought my 86 year old mother in a wheel chair along with our 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter. The captain and crew were amazing... More

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Granite Falls, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our first cruise, it was a blast, The Capt and staff were very friendly and very helpful. The food was really good, they booked the trip with the perfect amount of passengers. Wouldnt hesitate to go on this cruise again!!

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Ferndale, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a great time on our deluxe whale watching cruise on September 6th. The crew was wonderful, the captain shared history and stories and told us where the whales were and even after we could not view them longer he kept us up to date on where they had continued their journey. The food was pretty good, wish it... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

“Very disappointed” 1 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile This was a very disappointing day. First of all, Captain Don was very difficult to understand/hear. He began our day by saying "If we see any whales, all the better." And that seemed to be his attitude. It takes 4 hours to get to Friday Harbor, but we... More

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Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This whale watching trip is best for someone who wants at well-rounded trip and not maximized whale watching time. As you are on a larger boat, it is slower and it takes about 3 hours to get to the whales. Then we only had 20-30 minutes to watch the orcas before we had to leave to dock at Friday Harbour.... More

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Oak Harbor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This trip went off flawlessly as my son and I spent a day cruising through all of the San Juan Islands enjoying an expedition with several other interested whale watchers. The San Juan Cruises really outdo themselves due to the friendliness, accomodations, amount of food, and knowledge of the whole crew. We also saw an amazing pod of Transient Orca... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is not a whale watching cruise, this is an Island cruise and history lesson. Very nice if you are looking for that experience. Whale watching happens by chance only because they have a fixed schedule an it has about 30% successful. I feel very disappointed with the advertising of whale watching, which was our main purpose for such a... More

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SanJuanCruises-Bham, Director of Sales at San Juan Cruises, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't see whales the day you went out with us. Throughout this season we have had a 90% success rate, but there are occasionally days where they are too far out of range for us. We always try to find as much wildlife as possible, including bald eagles, seals, sea lions and porpoises. We also... More

Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A wonderful day was had by our party of four, along with a very pleasant and happy group of other watchers, and, as always, great captain and crew. Everything is done professionally and perfectly. This cruise along with the unWINEd on the Bay, the BREWers Cruise, Sucia Island Picnic Cruise and the Crab Cruise make for a fun-filled summer each... More

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took our brother and wife from Texas (and others) on this cruise to show them the area from the water. Unbelievable time and food. Received our tickets at the counter with no problem (had reservations). Cruise left on time and lasted the full 3 hours. You cannot believe how pretty it was. The skipper showed us all the sights... More

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Two friends, my niece and I went on this trip on 08.08.14. We lucked out with the weather. Couldn't have been more perfect. The crew was awesome. Very informative and kept the trip interesting. We saw 3 different orca pods. What a thrill! We all live in the area but have never seen orca in "real life". Just fantastic. The... More

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