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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Spring St, Suite A, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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We had a great time on the boat. The staff was amazing and extremely knowledgeable, they were able to point out tons of marine life and share the islands with us. We didn't find the Orcas that day, but we were able to find an...More
We went on the Western Prince Company's new Jet Boat steered by Captain Ivan. Absolutely wonderful trip! We saw a large pod of orcas and had a long time to observe them. Our tour guide shared lots of information with us. We were impressed by...More
We had a wonderful 4 - hour trip with Captain Michael and Naturalist Nina. Both very dedicated, helpful and fun people to search for whales with. The whole afternoon was lovely. We saw so many orcas we lost count. Western Prince II did everything they...More
We went on the larger boat, and had a great time. The captain, Mike, was great at spotting and following wildlife. The naturalists, Bethany and Rayne, were very knowledgeable. We saw orcas and also dolphins, harbor seals, turkey vultures and a bald eagle. Everyone was...More
After carefully researching all the possibilities of trying to spot whales in either Victoria or Friday Harbor I chose this place because of their equipment. The drysuits they give you are of a high quality and keep you perfectly warm. The staff bent over backwards...More
We took the fast boat tour and it was amazing. JB was a great captain and Chris was a wonderful naturalist. They were fun and we really enjoyed them immensely.
We saw eagles, sea lions, seals and a Transient Orca Family T65 and Family. We...More
Absolutely the most wonderful adventure my husband and I have been on in our travels. Everyone @ Western Prince whale watching is so friendly and honestly make you feel from hello as a well known friend. The boss man was our Capitan and Traci was...More
This tour was the absolute highlight of my trip. The company is sooo amazing and friendly. Their customer service is above par for any tour I've ever taken. We took the faster boat out to see the whales. We got lucky and they sure gave...More
We had a wonderful morning tour with Captain Michael and his crew. It started out with a bald eagle sighting right away as we were pulling out of the harbor. The thing about the tour is that the area is very nutrient rich for whales,...More
Response from traci_sji | Property representative |
San Juan Island (90 miles north of Seattle) is the best place for orca whale watching as we are located in the heart of Salish Sea. Orca whales range through the San Juan Islands the most between May and October when the... More
San Juan Island (90 miles north of Seattle) is the best place for orca whale watching as we are located in the heart of Salish Sea. Orca whales range through the San Juan Islands the most between May and October when the Salmon runs are strongest, although we do have sightings throughout the year. You can expect to see Orca Whales on the vast majority of our tours from around mid May through mid October and to a lesser extent in March, April and late October. Faster boats, flexible trip duration, and our departure location help ensure that our sightings are as high as, or higher than, any company in the area. Also, keep in mind that the Orca whales we see do travel completely out of the area, out to the Pacific Ocean, from time to time throughout the season and that every year is different depending upon what is happening in the ecosystem. We also regularly see Humpback Whales and Minke Whales.
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Peak season for whales is considered mid-May through mid October. September is a wonderful time to be on the island. We start to get lots of migratory species coming in the area and whales are around. Keep... More
Peak season for whales is considered mid-May through mid October. September is a wonderful time to be on the island. We start to get lots of migratory species coming in the area and whales are around. Keep in mind that even in peak season they aren't here 100% of the time. They are always on the move and have to be sighted each day. Starting from San Juan Island puts you in the middle of some of the most frequently traversed areas for whales. We have two different eco - types of Killer whales, Humpbacks whales, Minke Whales, Porpoises, Sea lions, seals, Bald Eagles, a variety of seabirds and lots of other wonderful wildlife.