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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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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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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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This was an unplanned excursion for me, since we had just been whale watching the day before. My daughter and I happened to be sitting on a bench next to the boat launch when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chino Hills, California
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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unplanned excursion for me, since we had just been whale watching the day before. My daughter and I happened to be sitting on a bench next to the boat launch when Captain James Maya offered two empty seats and we jumped at the chance! It was breathtaking, incredible, amazing! Captain Jim and his smaller boat were heads... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Whale watch tour and it was perfect. Small boat, small group (I think 6 of us?)-which meant we could get out there fast and we weren't packed in like some of the other boats we saw. There was no trouble viewing the orcas...and we saw over 60 of them, which was incredibly lucky. Captain was great... More 

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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the entire time on the boat in travel. We sped off to Canadian waters to chase rumored transients in some cove or inlet. Guess what...we never found them or anything else. The young captain and young female conservationist seemed to be flirting the whole time and the captain drove the boat with his foot while sitting on the... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went out of their way to find the Orca Whales, to make my son and his family's visit a great success. Thanks.

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Thank Richard D
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've met captain Jim and fully understand why everyone is that enthusiastic about him, very charismatic person, I however was not on his boat and had to go with Andy and Jeff and I can tell you these 2 blokes are fun to be around and both could tell you everything you needed to know about orca and other wildlife.... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Experienced and fun captain and crew. They kept in communication with every other boat out there and we ended up being the first american boat at the only pod sighting that morning. Great time and Captain Jim to some great pics that he shared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I have to admit that I didn't expect to see anything given that we were going out the end of November, but my husband was really excited to get out on the water. It was an incredible experience. I LOVED the small boat feel (6 guests instead of 20 like most). Capt Jim had very interesting stories and insights, but... More 

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Siler City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We came to Friday Harbor at the wrong time of year for whale watching - not much orca activity in November. We still saw a lot of wildlife: a humpback whale breaching just 50 feet away, lots of bald eagles, Steller sea lions, California sea lions and bunches of sea birds. Jeff, the owner, and Captain Jim nicely presented the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Umm where do I start!? First this is a 10/10 experience, not a 5. We visited Friday Harbor during the week on our honeymoon. We only had a night planned here and let me tell you as a side note, it's not enough. I called the day before and got reservations for my husband and I. I spoke with Jeff,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There is no guarantee that you'll see whales, but Jeff (owner) and Andy will do their best to make it the best experience possbile. We were fortunate to see two humpback whales that were traveling together. We were also lucky to have the sun shining for most of our excursion. We appreciated that there wasn't a limit on time and... More 

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