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Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours

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Friday Harbor, WA, USA
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About Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours
Western Prince Whale Watching offers quality, small group, whale watching adventure tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, near Seattle Washington. Join us on our custom built 40 foot jet boat for a fast and fun, yet stable and comfortable, wildlife adventure. Our experienced, passionate team of Captains and Naturalists love to share our vast knowledge of whales, wildlife, and their beautiful Pacific Northwest home with travelers from near and far.
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Joseph S wrote a review Yesterday
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This trip was the highlight of our time on the San Juan Islands. The crew was wonderful and very attentive. We can’t say enough. Got to spend lots of time watching two orcas swim and even feed. It was amazing to see them in their natural habitat. Thank you, Joe and Gina
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Cindy K wrote a review Sep 21
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Amazing adventure, a life time experience aboard the Western Prince Whale tour! Spotted two Orca brothers and was able to follow for about an hour; watching them play and then eat. Amazing!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Michael D wrote a review Sep 21
Portland6 contributions1 helpful vote
My advice is not to settle for for second best. If you want to optimise your whale watch experience book with Western Prince only. The explanations of not only the orca’s behavior, but of the other wildlife and entire ecosystem were beyond my expectations. The knowledge of the crew and their respect of this gorgeous environment added a dimension I don’t think you’ll get elsewhere. It was a perfect day on the water. This was my third journey with Western Prince and my hat is off to Ivan, the owner and pilot and Elah, naturalist. We will be back!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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keljopy333 wrote a review Sep 19
Holland, Michigan36 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a great tour. All the boats talk to each other to help each other find the wildlife, and with a fast boat like they have you can get to them quickly. We got to see two different groups of orcas and whole bunch of sea lions playing around, along with a grey whale, some seals, an otter, and a couple of eagles. They are great at getting a good view of the whales while maintaining a respectful distance and were very knowledgeable. We saw so much wildlife that our tour ended up running a bit longer than 3 hours.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Angel W wrote a review Sep 18
Lindsay, Oklahoma8 contributions9 helpful votes
Amazing whale watching experience. Saw a humpback whale and then the captain spotted orcas with his binoculars almost 2 miles away! At one point the boat was surrounded by multiple whales all around. Indescribable! I definitely recommend!!!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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