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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Address: 210 Madrona Drive, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-378-7996
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This was such a wonderful experience. Rachel was wonderful when it came to arranging the trip and recommending local things to see. She was so kind and so professional . Jim and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was such a wonderful experience. Rachel was wonderful when it came to arranging the trip and recommending local things to see. She was so kind and so professional . Jim and Jeff were great on the trip . You could tell they were both very passionate about the whales and their well being. They all made the trip amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Thanks to captain Jim and Jeannie, our 10 yr anniversary was so incredible! We were so thankful that we were able to see an entire pod of these heavenly orcas and even saw a bald eagle eating his dinner getting off the boat ! The boat tour was very personalized and informative! I highly recommend this tour! We will definitely... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Seeing whales has always been at the top of my bucket list and after only 30 minutes we found the pod. I actually cried I was so happy. Jeff and Jeanne were fantastic. I think they were almost as excited and happy as we were. The small boat (only 6 guests) was great. The only regret is that my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Maya's Westside Whale Watch Charters I am able to check off a bucket list item! What a beautiful experience they gave my friends and myself! This will be a memory no one will ever forget and I'm very happy that Captian Jim is apart of it!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went on tour this morning. The whales were located way north. It didn't matter to Captain Jim and Jeff. We spotted young Bal Eagles, sunning seals and the J pod of Orca's feeding on salmon. A maximum of 6 people on the boats makes it a more intimate setting. Jim is full of information and funny. Would do this tour... More 

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Emmett, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you're looking for the best whale-watching experience on San Juan Island, look no further! With a small grouping (6 passengers max) on board, our tour was personally tailored and felt like a much more unique experience. A huge plus is the fact that the boat is docked on the west side of the island close to where the whales... More 

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St Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had a terrific whale watching trip with Jim Maya. He knew just where to go to see quite a few Orcas, some of which came very close to our boat and even dove under our boat at one point. The naturalist onboard gave us very thorough and interesting educational information about the whales and could identify each of them... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Captain Spencer took my friends and me on the trip of a lifetime! Within no time at all we were with a humpback whale. She turned direction and came straight to our boat. She mugged our boat for over an hour! She would breach and come back to our boat for praise and attention. She rolled over, waved, and flapped... More 

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Ellensburg, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Captain Jim is the best!! We went out for an afternoon, and had a spectacular experience with him on the Peregrine (his boat). The five of us were able to see and hear all the dialog from Capt. Jim and his naturalist. Just a great day watching the itinerant Orca pod.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful whale watching experience. The small group on the boat made it great. We thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon with Captain Jim. His knowledge of the ocean life and the islands is superb. Never a dull moment on the boat:) I want to thank Rachel who set us up on the whale watching tour.... More 

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