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Mystic Sea Charters

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Address: 710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-5202
Phone Number: +1 800-308-9387
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The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands....

The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands. WHALE WATCHING TOURS for your family, weddings, corporate events, parties, and more!

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Best orca watching

The folks at mystic always find whales and their staff are both knowledgable and friendly. The boat s comfortable and their is food and drink available for purchase. My 5 hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
County09
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Lacey, Washington, United States
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Lacey, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The folks at mystic always find whales and their staff are both knowledgable and friendly. The boat s comfortable and their is food and drink available for purchase. My 5 hour trip was great.We saw Orcas from all three resident pods.

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Thank County09
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought tickets for the excursion online. Check in was easy, the boat was clean and the staff professional and friendly. Snacks (chips, candy, cookies, pop and water) were available for purchase as were microwaved hot sandwiches. We brought our own food and drinks (as did many people) so didn't purchase anything. Hot coffee was available on the honor system... More 

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Thank debbycorey
Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful whale watching expedition with great narration along the way, with natural features and history included. We had a really great day on the water, and really appreciated the crew's emphasis on safety and respect for the environment. The snacks and beverages on board for purchase, while not gourmet, were completely adequate, and we really appreciated the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew was great - captain was knowledgeable. We saw lots of Orcas. The boat itself was fine, but not set up that well for viewing. Outdoor space was limited. We had fun though.

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Thank raynman59
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whale watching tour out of Anacortes is great! The boat is big and spacious, not too crowded. The Captain was friendly and knowledgeable. The whales were about 1 1/2-2 hours from Anacortes, the boat ride through the San Juans was just as great as seeing the whales. Once we found the whales we followed them for awhile. They happened... More 

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Thank Mmdlbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Captain was fun with lots of interesting local tidbits about the area. Had to chase the orca's a long way out but was rewarded with a sighting. Also say sea lions, bald eagles and other beautiful aquatic life. Best part was that kids under 17 were half price which you cannot say for most charters which... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There may be other good whale watching companies but this one fits the bill also. As other reviewers have mentioned, they can seat 77 on the boat but limit passengers to no more than 60. There was plenty of room to sit and view the sights. There is a deck below that has booth style seating. I saw several laying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time whale watching. Fantastic day enjoying the beautiful Puget Sound and whale watching. We even got to see Orca hunt for their lunch from a respectable distance.

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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We boarded the very clean ship with our group of seniors. The staff were very helpful and patient. The ship left 15 minutes early. We were seated at tables (some looking out at the ocean in a covered area and some facing the center of the room). They served hot food and snacks and very good coffee at reasonable prices.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mystic Sea Charters was fantastic. We saw orcas, humpbacks, seals and an eagle. The captain was pleasant and informative. There was also coffee, tea and hot chocolate available on the honor system for $1. We didn't try the snacks for purchase, but they smelled pretty good. Overall it was a great cruise. I would go again!

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