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Address: 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA
Phone Number: 877-734-8866
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Amazing Orcas

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was apprehensive about the tour for killer whales knowing its a crapshoot, but Island Mariners delivered! They went as far north as they could to hit the day's known spot for a pod sighting in the Active Pass region and damn...there they were. This extended the day from a 6-1/2 hour expected tour to a 8-1/4 hour tour and... More 

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Renton, Washington
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family and I really enjoyed this tour. The water was perfectly still and the sun was shining all day. Our trip ran a little longer than advertised, 8 hours in all, because we had to go up to Active Pass to find a group of Transient Orcas. It was a long day on the water but it was well... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a beautiful sunny day on the water. The cruise is a full 6 hour trip. The ride out goes through some really beautiful scenery while the crew keeps you informed about the wildlife you are passing - seals, porpoise, eagles and a large variety of sea birds. And then you get to the orcas. What an amazing hour... More 

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Belfair
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been on the Island Mariner whale watching cruise 6 times.we have seen whales on every trip. Our trip on August 9, 2014 was the best yet. Orcas should NOT be held in captivity. They clearly love the wide open water which allows them to entertain us at will and not at the direction of a whistle or hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What an incredible day! Was a little worried we would not get the trip I "dreamed" of but what a surprise. After about 11/2 hours we were surrounded by groups of orcas. They breached and slapped and played for us. Set with the backdrop of Mt. Baker, it was a dream come true. Everything was great from tickets to seating.... More 

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Address: 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA
Phone Number: 877-734-8866
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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