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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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East Islip, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Choosing Legacy Charters for our whale watching experience was the best choice we could have made for our trip. We saw tons of orcas ( which is the reason we traveled from NY to San Juan Island). Heather , the naturalist on board, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Even though this is what she does everyday she was just as... More

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Minot, North Dakota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Forget the big boats full of people. Take this boat and get the most personalized experience ever! Just 5 customers, Captain David, and Heather the expert Naturalist. No Orcas in the area so we followed a pair of humpbacks. At first there were many boats but our crew told us to just wait patiently and all the others boats would... More

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Dallas, TX
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I did my research and decided to go with the smaller, more personal whale watching experience. I booked with Legacy based on reviews I read here and was not disappointed. I had 3 friends in town, and we were joined by another couple, so 6 total, plus the captain and naturalist. Spencer and Heather were very knowledable and did everything... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a great trip. Excellent boat and experience. Why go on a big boat and be with tons of tourists? This is a much better way to do it- Our trip had 3 couples including ourselves+ the Captain and Naturalist. It's so much better to be on a smaller boat, trust me. It was also cool to leave out of... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My mom and I planned a girls trip to the San Juan Islands, specifically to see the orcas. I researched several other tour options before I stumbled across Legacy Charters. At the risk of sounding repetitive with the other reviews, Captain Spencer, Rachel, and Heather truly are amazing! My mom spoke to Rachel several times, and after their first conversation... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spencer and Heather were outstanding. We spotted Orca's almost immediately when we arrived at our viewing spot. We had to see at least 50 sightings. Heather was extremely knowledge about all things Orca. Spencer excellent at navigating the boat. Very memorable trip. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Two days before out trip out with Legacy we tried a kayak trip in hopes we would get to see the local killer whale, or orca, pods moving around the area, but were not very successful. Although the kayak trip was fun and we did see some dorsal fins from a great distance we did not get the experience we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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