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Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours

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1 Spring St, Suite A, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Great experience

We saw harbor seals, bald eagles, orcas, and a humpback. Crew was great and very knowledgeable... read more

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Heidi H
Whale watching beyond expectation

We booked weeks in advance online for a sister trip to PNW area. (June 14). The 4 hour trip was... read more

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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 Prince II (limited to 32 passengers or less, with seating for 41) or, for the more adventurous, the Expedition Style 40' Western Explorer II (limited to 25 passengers or less).
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Spring St, Suite A, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw harbor seals, bald eagles, orcas, and a humpback. Crew was great and very knowledgeable. Would definitely book again. Thanks!

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Thank Heidi H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked weeks in advance online for a sister trip to PNW area. (June 14). The 4 hour trip was exceptional. Plenty of room for all to see when we reached the whales. We saw soooo many orcas. JB and Rayne were the experts on...More

Thank leslyn j
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Friday Harbor this weekend and rode out on Maya’s boat day one and Western Prince the second. My sister in law said the first outfit was the best. But, my experience was great with both. I honestly would have no trouble going with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff was great, very informative. We were fortunate too see 4 Orca and 1 hump back whale, we will use Western Prince on our next trip to the San Juan Islands

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome tour! Saw Orcas and Humpbacks and guide and captain were great! Loved the fast boat made it more of an adventure than just a tour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our Captain Ivan and Skipper Tracey were very knowledgeable about the waterways and best spots for whale sightings. The gear they give to you to wear was very warm, clean and comfortable. The new Zodiac boat was amazing and was very fast, at times. We...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This company knows how to do it right, from the time we got into the office/store to pick up our tickets until we left the dock after the excursion we felt like family.. the day was filled with excitement and wildlife everything from seal and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The team was nice and knowlegdable so the trip was really enjoyable. I got useful infos and reminders before the trip. While on the boat we really interesting info on the family of orcas we saw. We also got a link to some lovely photos...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went June 10, 2018. Captain Mike and JB and Rain as guides. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We saw Orca, Humpbacks, an Eagle snatchup a fish! Crew was very excited and knowledgeable and hospitable. I highly recommend them.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time on the Explorer II yesterday!! We were lucky enough to see 2 humpback whales and a large pod of Orcas. The boat staff were so nice, knowledgeable and easy going. The boat is fast and fun too. I hope I...More

3  Thank angieko1
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dirtgirl5w
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Traci1632 | 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
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ReenBeanAZ
June 24, 2016|
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Response from Traci1632 | Property representative |
Hey ReenBeanAZ! 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
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TomFromBellaire
October 31, 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
Roche Harbor is an actual "town" on the Island. Anacortes doesnt have much, but it has Anthony's. Anthony's is going to be your only "nice" restaurant around, especially this time of the year. It's right on the marina, by... More
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