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Address: 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA
Phone Number: 877-734-8866
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Good Experience Watching Whales Around San Juan Islands

We wanted to see whales. Researching the available options, we selected Island Mariner Cruises. We were not disappointed. The boat was not crowded on the day we went. Seating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see whales. Researching the available options, we selected Island Mariner Cruises. We were not disappointed. The boat was not crowded on the day we went. Seating on the upper deck or inside was plentiful. We were fortunate that the weather was very agreeable but, even with the sun out, a jacket on the top deck was a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Overall I was very pleased with our whale watching trip. We saw numerous Orca -- about 10-12 by my count. It took a while to get out to where they were located but we could observe them for quite a long time. A boat from another tour company (which I had also considered) was actually on the scene a bit... More 

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Ephrata, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went as a group of 6. 4 of us had Groupon coupons and the other 2 bought their fares at the counter. The boat is well ran and there is a naturalist on board. The galley is well stocked and reasonably priced. We saw whales. This was our second time out with this company. Great value.

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Lynden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Each summer for at least 30 years the Whatcom History Museum has sponsored Thursday night tours of Bellingham Bay and points south. My husband and I finally went last Thursday. Local historian, Brian Griffin, narrated the trip. You get to see so much of the coastline that is impossible from land. The beaches, Clark's Point, a natural drydock, some spooky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We saw about 5 whales during our trip. It was really a really neat experience! They didn't come as close as I thought they would've and we didn't see as many but they said that the whale populateion has been getting smaller so that's probably why. It was also really cold and windy so I don't know if that had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We really enjoyed this cruise to see the Orcas. We had two adults and two teen girls in our party. The staff on the boat were very friendly and helpful. The boat has binoculars for you to use and there is a snack bar where you can purchase food and drinks for reasonable prices. If you buy coffee or tea... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Second time we have done this excursion with this company. First time, not so lucky with Orcas but this time we managed to see and photograph a pod of four. It was an incredible experience. The day was well worth the money even if there hadn't have been any whales, but with Orcas made it priceless! A couple of notes-... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on this tour after finding the company through groupon. Due to where I found the company I was a little weary, but they beat my expectations. The boat was well adorned with multiple seating areas inside and outside, and revised food and drinks at reasonable prices. The crew was knowledgable and enthusiastic, it was obvious... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

These folks are so wonderful! First, if you're a photographer - I HIGHLY recommend this whale watching company. You'd be hard-pressed to find a most stable platform to shoot from. Second, the boat is large, comfortable and has everything to keep adults and children happy. We were treated to more than 22 orca whales, less than an hour north of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we enjoyed a 7 hour whale watching cruise through the San Juan Island. The naturalist on board narrated as we cruised, pointing out the wildlife we saw and shared the history of the islands. We had a Groupon which really made a deal. It was a fabulous day, I wish the seating had been more comfortable...I walked around a lot.

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