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San Juan Cruises

355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 800-443-4552
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A Great Day on the Water

We brought out-of-state friends with us on our first outing with San Juan Cruises, and it was a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bellingham, Washington
Successful Cruising for Orca Whales en route to Friday Harbor

Because we were staying in Bellingham, we decided to take this 'deluxe' cruise, well that is how it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen M
Horsham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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. Express Whale Watching tours which include a lasagna lunch are availabe on Saturdays and Sundays. New for 2017 is a new Evening Whale Watching Tour, which is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week in July and August. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we have our Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab dinner cruises. Beer and wine tasting cruises take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Sucia Island Picnic Cruises are available on Saturdays and Sundays, and La Conner / Deception Pass Tours go out on Saturdays. Private charters are also available.
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355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 800-443-4552
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We brought out-of-state friends with us on our first outing with San Juan Cruises, and it was a very nice day. The Captain gave me enough information (I'm a history/geography nut) to keep me interested, but didn't talk so much as to interfere with the...More

Thank TukeMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because we were staying in Bellingham, we decided to take this 'deluxe' cruise, well that is how it is described online. I'm not sure I'd call it deluxe but it is definitely busy and on the day we did it very action packed. The cruise...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff and crew are very nice and professional. Very informative captain. We learned a lot about the different islands on our way to Friday Harbor. After the harbor stop the salmon buffet lunch was excellent. Spent the afternoon chasing a few different whale families...More

Thank pianobone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to get a chance to see the whales. They do a wonderful job & provide you with a fabulous meal as well. the Captain is full of so many facts & information. I will do this trip again. Have guests from out of...More

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4th of July cruise. We were on their second largest boat. There was plenty of room for everyone inside and out during both cruise/dinner and fireworks. The buffet dinner was very good and plentiful--crab legs, baked chicken, broccoli salad, baby potatoes,...More

Thank KJCM610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What better way to view the magnificant islands near Bellingham than with a nice glass of wine in your hand, on a large, comfortable boat? The price included appropriate hor d'oeuves at several stations and a few served as well. Since there was a good...More

Thank PaulaBow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a perfect day. Nice and sunny and calm winds. The boat was cute. Pretty crowded. Not enough room for everyone to sit inside. Got pretty chilly up top on the way to Sucia. Nice scenery. They had a gal naturalist giving information on...More

Thank Addamidis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the deluxe whale watching tour yesterday and had an amazing day. The weather was fantastic, food delicious and we saw many orcas throughout the afternoon including a transient pod of orcas making a kill. Thank you for making the day so memorable...More

Thank S9863OJrobertr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the all day deluxe whale watching cruise and only saw whales for 10 minutes. Maybe I have been spoiled by Pacific Whale Foundation cruises but this cruise is NOT worth it. We were on the boat from 9-5 and only saw whales right...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! The boat wasn't that full so it was nice moving around freely. We saw two humpback whales! It was a moving experience! If you book this deluxe cruise make sure to have sunblock, sweater and shoes. No sandals, shorts! The beginning of...More

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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
July 2, 2016|
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Response from tvmt | Reviewed this property |
Haven't taken the beer cruise but have heard it is very good. Suggest you call the San Juan Cruises and talk to them directly.
Jonathan U
July 23, 2015|
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Response from SanJuanCruises-Bham | Property representative |
The wine cruise is casual as well. Occasionally there will be a group aboard celebrating a special occasion and might dress up a bit, but generally it's casual. It's not a bad idea to bring a light jacket or windbreaker... More