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Address: 1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
Phone Number: +1 360-378-5315
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from...

Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Owner Operated, Experienced Local Naturalist Guides, Small Groups, Two Great Boats. Choose from the fast and comfortable 46' Western Prince II (limited to 32 passengers or less, with seating for 41) or, for the more adventurous, the Expedition Style 30' Western Explorer (limited to 15 passengers or less).

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Friday Harbor Whale Watching Adventure Tour
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Amazing Experience

What an experience. One I will never forget. Since this was my first whale watching trip, I didn't know what to expect. I was hoping to see a whale or two. We were very fortunate... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Julie K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an experience. One I will never forget. Since this was my first whale watching trip, I didn't know what to expect. I was hoping to see a whale or two. We were very fortunate to see 40 whales from 3 different pods. Our captain, Ivan, and naturalist, Katie, were fantastic. Both were very knowledgeable about the area and the... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was just a Great Trip. Captain Ivan took us to the Orca Whale Pods (3 groups) just off the coast of Stuart Island. (Turn Point Lighthouse)

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic excursion to take with young kids. They were both blown away by the majestic beauty of the Orcas and all the other wildlife on display. The crew/naturalists on board were amazing and spent time explaining things at a level my 7 and 4 year old could understand. During our trip we saw a ton of Orcas,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a awesome trip with the fast boat. Managed to see lots of nature and whales and have been extremely lucky with the weather. Boat crew was fantastic and we learned a lot about the area and the nature.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the Western Exployer with Nancy and Traci and saw dozens of orca whales, Spent 1.5 hours watching them do cartwheels. Both leaders were extremely respectful of the space between ourselves and the whales. Traci educated us by sharing the voices of the different pods with our group. SO MUCH FUN!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our afternoon with Western Prince! Our naturalists on board, JB and Sarah, were just terrific - fun, funny, super knowledgable, and very patient with all our questions. The captain did a fabulous job getting us to the right places to see whales, a bald eagle, harbor seals and a sea lion. The whales came up close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Professional, informational, fun, very prepared team. We got to see 3 different pods of Orcas! We road on the Zodiac, safe, fun, and they have warm suits to wear, along with hats, gloves and goggles. No bathroom on this particular excursion, so be prepared for three hours of no facilities. Loved it, highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely amazing experience with the Western Prince crew today. Professional crew; enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable staff; beautiful scenery - hard to pick the best part. To start with - it was a stunningly beautiful day to spend on the water in a truly amazing part of the world. The crew did a great job making sure that everyone... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Friday Harbor for one reason to see the orca whales in there natural habitat. The crew was very courteous and knowledgeable and kid friendly.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crew was courteous and worked hard to make sure we we all comfortable as well as to give us the best views of the animals. Their craft and equipment were all above all expectations. They even threw in some bonus sightings!!

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