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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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The trip started off great with my family and I meeting the captain (Jeff) and crew at a coffee shop next to the harbor. Going whale watching in December we were very aware that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The trip started off great with my family and I meeting the captain (Jeff) and crew at a coffee shop next to the harbor. Going whale watching in December we were very aware that we may not see anything, however, not more than 10 minutes on the tour we saw two humpback whales. After watching the whales for over an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on an Orca tour and it was totally awesome. The captain was extremely knowledgeable, the price was very reasonable. We highly recommend using Captain Jim and Maya's Legacy Whale Watching boats and crew. They are so nice and aim to please. Safety first.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally had Spencer as our captain. But our trip got canceled due to fowl weather. Mayas legacy was great. They gave us their numbers to let us know inside info on the whales and managed to work us in another day. Although the Southern Residents weren't there. (FYI people, these are wild animals and there native environment is San... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the boat was the best we've had for a whale watch. it was a small, low catamaran that was extremely sturdy, though the water was smooth the whole time even with a small storm a few miles away. the captains jeff and jim were excellent, knowledgeable, and just as excited as we were to look for wildlife. the fact that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Great tour with Jeff and Andy. The service was top notch and we saw incredible wildlife. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

One of the things that was a must on our trip to the San Juan Islands was whale watching. We have seen Humpbacks quite a few times but never Orcas. After doing a little research on our own we were very happy to end up choosing Maya's! Only 11 people on a beautiful new boat with both a captain and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had an amazing time with the crew at Maya's Legacy Whale Watching. Everyone was SO friendly and knowledgeable. Just 10 min into our boat ride we saw orcas. A large male at a distance and then a few others. We continued on and the ENTIRE trip we saw them. 2 calfs breached, others spy hoped, slapped their flukes and... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We were on San Juan island, WA in early September 2016. We went out on a tour with Maya's Legacy. The boat was very comfortable and smooth, and I am firmly NOT a boat person (although I did take Bonine, which I highly recommend if you are prone to motion sickness). The crew are very knowledgeable about whales and know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I managed to squeeze onto an afternoon trip on their smaller boat (The Glacier or something?) from Snug Harbour a couple of weeks ago, and wow was I glad I did! I received a warm welcome, and was made to feel safe throughout, despite the prospect of choppy seas. We managed to get through the waves and persevered to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We went out with Sarah and captain Andy. They were friendly, very knowledgable, and great fun. Andy went to great lengths to give us the best view and longest time with the whales. It was an unforgettable experience. It's a small boat so no fighting for a good view, which we could see was happening on other whale watching boats.... More 

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