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Legacy Charters

1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-3744
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Ranked #5 of 28 activities in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Whether you are looking for a premier whale watch tour, quality family adventure, or a professional private charter, Legacy Charters is here to make... more » Owner description: Whether you are looking for a premier whale watch tour, quality family adventure, or a professional private charter, Legacy Charters is here to make it happen. Offering whale watching and private charters for groups of six or less assures the most authentic and personalized charters experience available on San Juan Island. Limited space. Reserve your adventure today! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

7 of us booked a whale watching tour with a private captain. Capt Andy told us that there were no whales seen on earlier tours and I began to wonder if we should of just cancelled but we went anyway. Our captain was very nice and knowledgeable. We did see some seals, deer and the bird sanctuary, but no whales.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Captain Andy did w wonderful job on our charter. He took us north to find a transient pod of Orcas. It was incredible! I highly recommend Legacy Charters.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Yesterday, our group of six joined Captain Spencer and Heather the naturalist aboard the Legacy. They were personable and responsive to our needs and endless questions. Both the captain and the naturalist were very knowledgeable about the orcas and life on the islands. We followed half of the J-pod around for the afternoon and took pictures and videos while Spencer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was my first trip to the San Juan Islands and I enjoyed my three trips with Legacy Charters!!! Spencer is very knowledgeable with the islands and the Orca behaviors. He has one of my favorite boats to whale watch on. I took some great photos and I like that there were only 6 people on board which made it... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our daughter loves loves loves orcas, so while in the San Juan Islands we booked three whale watch tours. I have to say, Captain Spencer and Heather gave us the best tour hands down. We scheduled a 3PM tour and Captain Spencer told us right off the bat that in order to see whales that day we'd need to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Spencer is fantastic!!!! Very knowledgeable we were 3 for 3 in locating orca's and the encounters were off the charts!!! Will I be back???? Oh yes I will 2015!!! Get on his boat it's an experience you'll never forget!!

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

A great day on the water. Captain Spencer was pleasant, knowledgable, and skilled in finding the best viewing of orca behavior. We were able to identify individual whales and to hear them calling. It was great to be one of six passengers. Always a front row seat. Rachael was also helpful in coordinating the trip and making sure ferries, other... More

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chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were happy to see some orcas and we liked that we were on a smaller vessel. Captain Spencer was was not our captain that day and we had a sub. He was very nice but quiet. I wish we could have learned more from him. This cruise was very expensive $550 for a family of five.

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our 3rd trip to San Juan Island and our 2nd trip with Capt. Spencer and we finally saw Orca's. On our last trip, although the Orcas had left the SJI's, Capt. Spencer went out of his way to get us far into Canadian waters to see a humpback mom and her calf. They were a very active playful... More

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St. Joseph,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I went out with Spencer and his boat last week (July 30) and what a great time. We found a small pod of Orcas shortly after leaving Snug Harbor. Spencer identified them for us and had us in position for lots of nice views the entire time we were on the water. Spencer was also a wealth... More

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