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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Address: 1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Snug Harbor Marina and Resort, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
Phone Number: +1 360-378-7996
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Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watch &...

Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watch & wildlife tours from the best location to experience orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew, the most innovative boats, departing from the heart of it all, the west side of San Juan Island.

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Simply the best company in the San Juan Islands for whalewatching

I have been a regular customer of Maya's Legacy for the past few years, with perhaps 8 or 10 total trips during that timeframe. I have NEVER been disappointed. The captains are... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a regular customer of Maya's Legacy for the past few years, with perhaps 8 or 10 total trips during that timeframe. I have NEVER been disappointed. The captains are talented and knowledgeable (even in bleak weather conditions), and the naturalists are simply the best in the business. For a small-boat experience with extremely friendly and educational staff,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't recommend this group highly enough! Late afternoon cruise as sun was setting over unusually tranquil waters was enchanting, informative and fun. We had the sun reflecting off Mt. Baker as we followed two pods of orcas. Thanks very much to Jeff, Rachel, Alan and Spencer for an unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Allen and Heather took us out on this tour and did an outstanding job educating us about the whales and other marine life. The boat was for 6 visitors and we really enjoyed that. Allan made sure we got to see lots of whales and both were very informative and courteous. I recommend you going on this tour and make... More 

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Frankfort, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing trip with Spencer and Jeff on Thursday September 15th, 2016. It was the highlight of our trip to the San Juan Islands. Their new boat was wonderful...very comfortable, fast and warm for the chilly late afternoon whale watching. Their knowledge of the orcas and the area was outstanding...it was a perfect ending of our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you get the chance, you have to do on an Orca Watching trip. If you do, go with these guys. I don't know how anyone could have made it more fun, exciting, stimulating, educational, personable.... (I could go on). They really go the distance (literally) to maximize your experience. On our fIrst ever trip to the Pacific Northwest, my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The captains and naturalist were so enthusiastic, going above and beyond, we stayed out late because they were having fun too watching nearly the whole J pod meeting up. Love the J1 boat, fast and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maya's Whale Watch was a great experience! I'd break the experience down into two components - the crew and the view. And both were excellent. If you read nothing more, just know that this is definitely a must do while visiting the island! The crew was very friendly, very knowledgeable, and very accessible. Compared to larger Whale Watching boats I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out of Friday Harbor on their new boat - J-1. Great boat, fast, comfortable, room to get up and move around and no cumbersome gear to wear = perfect! Both Rachels, office and naturalist were great. Our skipper, Allan, did a great job getting us to the whales and following them. I cannot make one recommendation that would improve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on two trips. Both experiences offered knowledgable friendly guides, and very comfortable boats!! I was able to see whales, and a variety of other wildlife on both outings. Thanks Rachel, Spencer, and Jeff for the incredible experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have been able to reserve seats with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching. We were worried because it was raining, but the whales don't care and the boat has an enclosed and heated cabin with really comfy seats. Captain Spencer and First Mate Jeff were wonderful tour guides. Jeff had a book that identified the Orcas and... More 

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