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San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

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San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours
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“captain hobbes”(33 reviews)
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“whale watching”(13 reviews)
Whales Rock! Enjoy a six-passenger, personalized whale & wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Join Captain Hobbes who grew up on the water in England and has been operating whale watch tours and passenger vessels in the San Juan Islands for 12 years...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-298-0012
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was amazing even though we didn't get to see any whales so they gave us discounts tickets to come back another time... Then food in the cruise was good the alcohol beverages were a little pricey...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jazmin R
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a blast! We did not see any Orcas but had an amazing time. We got to see plenty of sealife and was a great time. Can't wait to go back next year. Thank you so Much Captain Hobbs

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank timcleavenger
Hobbes B, Owner at San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Captain Hobbes was Awesome, he was upfront and told us we may not catch up to the whales But we did and got to see them. It started out rainy but the sun did come out. Their was 5 in our group and a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn L
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip with Capt. Hobbes. Great day out on the water. We saw 10 to 1w members of "J"pod. Captain Hobbes is very knowledgeable about the Orcas.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcpolk
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Captain Hobbes provided us with an amazing experience over the Labor Day weekend. My fiance was very keen on seeing the Orcas and Captain Hobbes delivered. We were provided an experience and an education of the Orcas during our time with him. He is clearly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malkial1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Captain Hobbes' smaller-boat tour is absolutely the way to see the Salish Sea whales and learn about the pod while you watch them in their natural habitat. Captain Hobbes took our family of six (including two young children) out for a midday tour to find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vwatts44
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great guy, knowledgeable, passionate about the fate of orca whales, committed to protection efforts. We were a group of five on the boat for the tour, including two small children. The boat was the right size and arrangement for us, and Captain Hobbes was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank 0vernight0nTheRoad
Reviewed August 26, 2018

If you are interested in seeing Orca whales without posing a threat to this endangered species, Captain Hobbes is the man for the job. He is both a knowledgeable naturalist and dedicated conservationist. He answered my many questions about the whales we were out to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank danielsamato
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely great time on this cruise! Course it was really helpful that it was a beautiful sunny day. But they take the cruises out on rain or shine. Their website could’ve been a little more descriptive. And that it was a little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RandyLynn B
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time seeing grey whales. The seating was very intimate and a small family run operation. Everyone had a great time and were treated well. This is a great Operation and suitable for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shirleen064
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August 21, 2017|
Response from bevatx | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The Orcas were great!
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Hobbes B | Property representative |
Hello, yes both boats have firm upright seating, but please think twice about bringing someone on a boat with back issues… Cheers