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Address: 355 Harris Ave #104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: +1 800-443-4552
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Description: San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our deluxe...
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.
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Amazing Family Experience

My husband and I visited WA with our 2 kids, ages 3 and 5. We were a little uncertain about taking them on the full-day whale watching cruise but it was wonderful. We saw whales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I visited WA with our 2 kids, ages 3 and 5. We were a little uncertain about taking them on the full-day whale watching cruise but it was wonderful. We saw whales very close and for a much longer time frame than I'd expected. The scenery was incredible! While on the boat, we definitely watched the kids... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What an amazing experience!!! This is an amazing way to spend a day in Bellingham. It was amazing to see all of the wildlife including Orcas, Steller Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Harbor Porpoise and even a Bald Eagle! The lunch that was served was pretty good and the two hours that you get to spend in Friday Harbor are what... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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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 

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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 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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...

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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 

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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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 

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Ferndale, Washington, United States
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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 :)

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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 

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