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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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Tampa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Too much ecological discussion. Pretty night on the water. Interesting to see the port. However it was really BORING!!!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic cruise anytime you are visiting Bellingham and the San Juan Islands. The crew were very helpful, hard working and did a fantastic job keeping us educated, entertained and very well fed. The boat is very comfortable and laid out with friends and families in mind. I really enjoyed Friday Harbor with all the shops and art... More

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utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a really long day but worth every minute and dollar! We seen 3 pods of orcas. The food was great and the crew work their behinds off!

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the whale watching and lunch cruise. This is a perfect way to spend a memorable vacation day. Yes, there were plenty of whales. The staff were delightful and the lunch of BBQ chicken ,salmon, coleslaw, rice pilaf, grapes, brownies and the fluffiest warm biscuits were amazing! A 2 hour visit to Friday Harbor, some ice cream is the... More

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kansas city north
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did the day whale watching and lunch cruise with 2 hr stop on San Juan Island, Friday harbor. It was a beautiful day and the whales were indeed out there. Now just realize you are not able to get too close to the whales, they are far off in the distance. Its not like when you see the dolphins... More

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Bellingham, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My daughter, granddaughter (2 1/2) and I had a wonderful time out on the water with San Juan Cruises on their Whale Watching and Friday Harbor trip. The narration by Captain Jeff was top notch and the salmon & chicken lunch was very very good! We were able to spend 2 hours in Friday Harbor after being greeted by Popeye-the... More

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Richland WA
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

During a recent visit to Bellingham, friends arranged for us to take two of their trips - the first, an evening crab feed trip around Bellingham Bay, was very pleasant. The food (roast chicken and crab, broccoli salad and roast potatoes) was good and the ambience was terrific. Well-spent 2 hours. A nice way to cool off on a hot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Captain Jeff and crew are wonderful. No whales seen today but sunshine and 70° was perfect for the day. Wearing layers if sitting outside and sitting near the entrance or middle instead of on the edge was much more comfortable (and dry). It was a long day of outdoors and outdoor wildlife but no guarantees on whales, as we found.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The short version: an all-day excursion with two whale sitings, an island visit, a good lunch, a friendly crew, and several other wildlife sightings - I highly recommend it. The long version: My in-laws decided to take my wife and I on a whale watching tour, and they decided on San Juan Cruises. This was an 8-hour trip that included... More

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Wharton, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I realize there are several whale watching cruises to choose from. I'm glad we went on the San Juan cruise to Friday harbor. The boat is large, it has enclosed and outside areas. (Two decks)It's pretty cool out on the water so my wife and I appreciated being inside. I was impressed with how CLEAN and well kept the boat... More

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