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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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AMAZING trip on Sunday 8/23!

Jeff and Alan really are passionate about whales and making sure their guests (us!) have an amazing experience! We saw several whales all day long. It was awesome. I love that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Jeff and Alan really are passionate about whales and making sure their guests (us!) have an amazing experience! We saw several whales all day long. It was awesome. I love that the boat is small and they only have six guests!

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Scotts Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was totally amazing. I think we saw every Orca in the Sound. Spencer is a fabulous Captain and goes out of his way to make sure every one is comfortable and sees as much sea life as possible. He only takes 6 people on his super quiet boat and we were out for over 2 hours. Heather is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife did all the homework on the various tour options. She decided we'd be better off on a smaller boat as we'd never have "compromised" views. Wow did she call it! It was just our family of 4 (two daughters) and another couple. I was out on the bow of the boat and captured some amazing video of three... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is our 3rd trip with Captain Jim. I cannot say enough about our experiences. He goes above and beyond to find orcas, and has never disappointed us. The naturalist Jeanne is so knowledgable, we learned something new every time. We always bring one of our grandkids and they are so kind, making sure everyone is having a wonderful time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What an amazing adventure with Captain Spencer and Naturalist Heather! Captain Spencer sure knows how to find ALL the orcas and Heather was a wealth of knowledge of all things nature- particularly whales, salmon, birds, seals, and all other marine life. We were literally 10 feet away from a pod of 10 transient orcas that surfaced right in front of... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Mike and I went out with James on his Pergrine boat 2 days. Both days filled with Orcas breaching, spy hopping and having fun. We could not have ask for two more perfect days. Captain James Mead Maya and Captain David along with Naturalist he also has on board Jeanne. This trip was much more personal than the large whale... More 

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Weatherford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our family flew in from Texas to visit our son who is in the Navy. My husband and I wanted to take our family on a trip while visiting the Northwest Pacific ocean. We took the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, ate awesome clam chowder while taking the ferry and enjoyed the beautiful views along the way... We arrived... More 

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SARASOTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent experience, smaller and more intimate experience. The Captain, Jim, was very attentive to my younger son and was very knowledgeable on biology and facts about the wildlife. We saw nesting eagles, humpback whale, harbor seals and of course Orcas!! Orcas were not in close proximity, and, although they do not guarantee a sighting, Captain went out of his way... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I chose to go whale watching with May's Legacy Whale Watching after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. I recommend pre-booking because the groups are small, only 6 people. The great reviews and my desire for a more intimate experience prompted me to choose this particular company over the many others offering whale watching tours on San Juan Island WA. Our... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is my first whale watch and I must say the adrenaline was pumping the whole time. Coordinating the sighting of the whales while riding across the water was like a shot of caffeine...times ten. I loved scanning the waters for any movements, smelling the salty air in my nostrils, and watching the glow of a setting sun ignite the... More 

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