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Legacy Charters

1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #5 of 30 Activities in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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!

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Sammamish, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My parents had an amazing trip while staying at Snug Harbour. Informative, small and saw so many whales and wildlife.

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Ketchum, Idaho, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family and I had a spectacular day on Legacy with Captain Spencer and Heather. We found two humpbacks and hung out with them for 1.5 hours in the kelp beds. I feel like we're friends we saw so much of them. And they are truly spectacular creatures. Then off to see a hundred or so harbor seals, then off... More

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Goreville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although the Orca pods had left the area, Capt. David and Heather gave all of us onboard their 100% effort & enthusiasm to find some transient Orcas. Although we didn't, we had a delightful time watching two humpbacks - especially when it looked that they were going to swim right into our boat! It was extremely fun and exciting -... More

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Despite it being the off-season, Captain Spencer took the extra time and effort to find us a variety of porpoises, some rare dolphins, and even a humpback! Thanks for a great experience. We would recommend his tour to everyone. Great personal attention and a first-class experience.

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

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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Richmond, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It had been 25 years since we went out of Friday Harbor to see our first pods of Orcas. We promised ourselves that we would return and that we did on Sept 15. Legacy Charter's Rachel sent us warm, welcoming and informative emails about the kind of business that they ran on a great smaller boat that would accommodate 6... More

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

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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