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Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours

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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
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1 Spring St, Suite A, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Highlight of our trip! We zipped around until we found humpback whales breaching. Saw 2 other whales, seals and had a great time!

Date of experience: December 2017
9  Thank danbagby
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adam B
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KClovestotravel
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carole K
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GaryK341
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kimber189
Reviewed September 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sydney B
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Hawaii092906
January 18, 2019|
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Response from Pascal S | Reviewed this property |
Hey! Yes, there is a ferry connection from Anachortes to Friday Harbor, run by Washington State Ferries. Please note, that reservations are strongly recommend to make sure, you get your space. Cheers!
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dirtgirl5w
February 15, 2017|
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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
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ReenBeanAZ
June 24, 2016|
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Response from traci_sji | 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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