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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

#1 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
+1 360-378-7996
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Don't miss whale watching with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

If you are on San Juan Island, you need to go whale watching! We tried a few companies and have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CWTSeattle
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Seattle
Amazing family owned, family friendly

I can't say enough about our experience. The captain and naturalist were extremely knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching & wildlife tours from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, the best location to experience Orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew and the most innovative boats. We offer two convenient departure locations on San Juan Island.
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Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are on San Juan Island, you need to go whale watching! We tried a few companies and have been whale watching with Capt Jim Maya every year since 2006. Never been disappointed! A new merged company started operating in 2015. Our experience is...More

Thank CWTSeattle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't say enough about our experience. The captain and naturalist were extremely knowledgable. The boat was very comfortable. We had a great group of guests and the sights were amazing. Really a top notch company.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect! The Captain and the naturalist were a fun and knowledgeable. The boat is impressive: comfortable leather seats inside, windows open for perfect viewing and 2 outside viewing areas!! We were able to see both Orcas and a humpback and my husband was even...More

Thank Brianna E
Reviewed 3 days ago

The weather was perfect, Captain Jeff, Sarah and April were great fun and very knowledgeable and the Orca were out! We followed a pod of 5 for a long time and were the last boat to turn back...it was so hard to leave them! :...More

Thank 4acadia
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not kidding when I say that this is the best whale watching tour I have ever been on... why? Well, the setting is perfect. The waters are calm due to the protection from Vancouver Island. The small islands and water channels make for...More

Thank Janine T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Capt James Mead Maya never disappoints . Wow what a trip on the water whale watching. We went out two times. Both trips seen Transient orcas. First day they were further away. But second trip WOW. All the other whale watch boats went one way...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really did do 16 whale trips in 10 days from both Friday Harbor on J1 and from Snugg Harbor on Legacy and Peregrine. No matter the departure point, the time of day, the boat, the captain, or the naturalist, it was an excellent adventure....More

Thank atravelynn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thanks to "Maya's Legacy Whale Watching". We were on 3 trips on their boats and it was a great experience. We got to see on every tour orcas or humpbacks. The captains always tried to bring the boats in the best position for their passengers...More

Thank KarinZ25
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the small, 6 persons boat, and trully enjoyed the experience. The crew of two was amazing. And we got to see Orcas, Bald Eagles, seals and learn a lot about all of them too!

Thank Marta T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spencer and Sarah took our extended family out on their new boat J1. There were 11 of us and it was so fast & comfortable. We followed a pod of 5 orcas for close to an hour and a half! It was absolutely spectacular, informative...More

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Martha C
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Briana H | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I believe all three do, although I can only speak for the boat we were on, Imagine. This boat had a bathroom as well as a covered cabin with heated seats!
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rayne_8
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your questions regarding traveling the San Juan Islands. There are car rentals available from Friday Harbor, but to our knowledge there are no companies that allow for a drop off on other islands. We... More
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Moonbeammama
April 18, 2017|
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Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Our vessels, along with the other whale watching boats in the area, strictly abide by federal regulations as well as voluntary guidelines established by the Pacific Whale Watch Association... More
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