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Address: 1997 Mitchell Bay Road, Snug Harbor Marina and Resort, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-378-7996
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Description: Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides personalized eco-adventures from the...
Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides personalized eco-adventures from the best location to experience orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew, the most innovative boats, departing from the heat of it all, the west side of San Juan Island.
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Fabulous day trip from Seattle

My daughter and I made this a day trip from Seattle. We drove from Seattle to Antecortes (under 2 hours), and took an absolutely beautiful 1-hour ferry ride to Friday Harbor, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I made this a day trip from Seattle. We drove from Seattle to Antecortes (under 2 hours), and took an absolutely beautiful 1-hour ferry ride to Friday Harbor, and then a 20-minute drive to Snug Harbor Marina. We met our captain, Spencer, at the clearly-marked picnic table at the assigned time and walked to the boat and... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We took an afternoon whale watching cruise with Captain Maya on a beautiful summer day. Traveling with us was a volunteer from the Whale Museum who knew every whale by name (or designation). The other whale boats kept asking her for hints and advice! Captain Maya was extremely entertaining and knowledgable, about both the whales and the local area. We... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a fabulous afternoon watching the Orcas for almost the entire boat ride. It was a picture perfect day on San Juan Island with views of Mount Baker in the distance. The Orcas seemed to be playing and foraging looking for salmon as they slowly made their way south the length of the island. Our captain, Spencer and naturalist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I traveled to San Juan Island on our honeymoon. The most important event for me was the whale watching, and Maya's Legacy did not disappoint. We had a wonderful captain and naturalist on board. No one can ever guarantee that you see whales, but we had an absolutely fantastic day seeing so many orcas. What really made... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I did extensive research on the type of whale watch trip I wanted to do while visiting Friday Harbor. I even spoke to Captain Jim 10 months before our trip to the San Juans. We went on our trip and the whales were near Anacortes about an hour outside of Snug Harbor where this tour launches. We finally met up... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went out twice, once with the famous Capt Jim, who was as awesome as is written. Saw orca first time, humpbacks the second. Really appreciated their passion for what they do, and the very small size of the group, all got to pick the brains of the Captns and whale experts. They really respect the animals. Wonderful personal experience, got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We've been on whale watch trips before, but this one topped them all! Our Capt knew just where to go to see the Orcas, and Jeanne, the Naturalist on board, is a wealth of information on whales; she can recognize them by their fins and saddle shape and color! We even had a group of 8-10 Orcas surface rather close... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was the best whale watching tour ever! Capt Spencer was excellent and went the extra mile to find Orcas. Heather, our marine biologist, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable . Heather is very well versed in all the pods of the San Juan Islands. I would highly recommend Maya's Legacy trip to everyone. The charter is on a small boat... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our whale watching trip was a huge success! Captain Spencer made no promises but did everything in his power to assure we would see Orcas and it paid off big time. His skill at finding and getting as close as possible to whales was truly amazing. Our on- board marine biologist was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and imparted lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a great trip. Spencer, the captain, and Heather, the field biologist, were both very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It's an intimate tour as the boat isn't a giant charter, but a small, comfortable boat, so there's plenty of opportunity to ask questions and learn about the marine life. They were especially wonderful with our 11 year old daughter. We... More 

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Address: Address: 1997 Mitchell Bay Road, Snug Harbor Marina and Resort, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-378-7996
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor

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