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San Juan Cruises

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We saw a pod of whales and got to follow them up into Canada. Few also had a wonderful lunch and... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful day on the water.

Everything went smoothly. The food was good. Our captain was well informed. He talked just about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth A
Ferndale, Washington
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San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our Deluxe Whale Watching Adventure cruise in the scenic San Juan Islands includes a free Northwest salmon lunch, and a shore visit in Friday Harbor. Half-Day Whale Watching tours which...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 800-443-4552
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw a pod of whales and got to follow them up into Canada. Few also had a wonderful lunch and it was a beautiful day, sunny, warm and Friday Harbor was great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything went smoothly. The food was good. Our captain was well informed. He talked just about the right amount of time. We enjoyed the stop in Friday Harbor. We had time to play some cards and visit with our companions as we traveled the lovely...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip on the Victoria Star. They work hard to make sure you see whales and we saw humpbacks and orcas. The Whale Museum at Friday Harbor was definitely worth seeing. The salmon lunch was excellent, although I preferred when they served macaroni and cheese...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed out trip. The only draw back was the crowd of boat looking for the small pods of whales. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. Would definitely do another cruise.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 5 hour whale watching tour and it should be 3 max. By the end of the tour several people were asleep, kids were running around bored to death, and we were all ready to get off the ship. The tour around the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the day cruise including a trip to Friday Harbor, lunch and orca watching. A long day but wonderful to see the Orca. Lunch was great to.

Thank Shona S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took my sister for her birthday on the 3-hour Friday evening cruise of Bellingham Bay, with crab and/or chicken dinner included. The cruise was great, very relaxing, and the food was generous and good. Beverages were extra, reasonably priced. The staff worked hard to...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The crab dinner was excellent, beyond my expectations. However, the cruise left a lot to be desired. The ad promised views of the Viti Rocks nNational Wildlife Refuge, Eliza Island and Lummi Island as well as the Chuckanut Bay coastline. We did see the coastline...More

Thank littleriver34
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend a day cruising San Juan Islands, visiting Friday Harbor and whale watching The cruise included a nice lunch buffet Staff were very friendly and the captain kept us informed about many aspects of Island life, geography and history Highly recommend it

Thank asha d
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable crew, an incredibly active transient orca pod, and beautiful weather made for an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable trip. We plan to take another tour!

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June 15, 2018|
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Response from SanJuanCruises | Property representative |
Reservations are always recommended if possible, as we do sell out on occasion. However, most days it is okay to walk up and purchase tickets the day of the cruise. Reservations can be made online at the San Juan Cruises... More
Sidney M
February 4, 2018|
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Response from lucyballs1 | Reviewed this property |
If I’m understanding your question correctly...your coming from Sesttle, going to see the San Juan’s then a scenic ride to Bellingham. If so, you must take the very scenic Chuckanut Drive. You will see signs directing you... More
October 8, 2016|
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Response from tvmt | Reviewed this property |
An opportunity to see the Orcas at a young age would be a great experience. A day cruise of whale watching and a couple hours in Friday Harbor would be my recommendation. San Juan Cruises is top notch and will provide a... More