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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Friday Harbor, WA, USA
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About Maya's Legacy Whale Watching
Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching & wildlife tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, the best location to experience Orca whales in the wild. We also offer private charter whale watch & wildlife tours for small groups and larger parties. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew , custom-built whale watching boats, and small groups of passengers. We offer two convenient departure locations on San Juan Island. Our whale watching & wildlife tours depart year-round from downtown Friday Harbor, next to the ferry landing, and Snug Harbor Resort, on the west side of San Juan Island.
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slo93444 wrote a review Oct 21
Marana, Arizona7 contributions
Back again to Friday Harbor with our main purpose of riding with the folks of Maya's Legacy. And as usual, they ARE THE BEST! Of course, we wanted to see our orca friends but alas, they alluded us on our 4 trips. But sometimes as we know, it's 'whale waiting' vs 'whale watching'. It's their world, so nobody can schedule them "on demand" to be seen. And weather can be sunny or it can be rainy or wet, but it's all good...enjoy the moments that you're out there. We sure did! So our suggestion? Go out with Maya & no matter what, you'll learn and see something you didn't know or never saw before....Cpt. Jeff, Cpt, Alan, naturalists Ellie & April love that they can share this magical place with others:)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ecmincs wrote a review Oct 18
Colorado Springs, Colorado2 contributions
We were nervous because of the heavy fog but Jeff and April managed to find us a family of Orcas that we got to follow and view for about an hour! The whales treated us by finding the only pocket of sunshine in the area. An added special treat on the return trip seeing bald eagles, seals and deer on one of the other islands. We’ll be back some day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Chas wrote a review Oct 14
San Francisco, California2 contributions
My wife and I were on an afternoon tour with April and Jeff, and highly recommend Mayas! No whales this time but we had a great trip and saw a ton of wildlife. April and Jeff communicated well, made us feel safe on the boat, and helped us learn a bunch about the ecosystem of the straits. Overall an excellent experience, I'd definitely book with them again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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fpetersen950 wrote a review Oct 12
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We had an experience of a lifetime with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching. We followed a large pod of orca whales on our private charter and could not have asked for a better experience. Our guides April and Jeff went above and beyond to make sure our experience was unforgettable. I have been on multiple whale watching excursions with different companies and this was hands down the best experience I have ever had.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Henry P wrote a review Oct 8
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5 stars isn’t enough for Mayas! Outstanding overall experience. Took a private charter out of Friday Harbor with Jeff and April to experience the wildlife of the sea. Jeff and April were amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining, and kept us on the orcas the whole time. Definitely a bucket list experience! Plenty of room on their boat for our party of six. They answered all of our questions, as well as, captured amazing pictures of our trip on the sea. Highly recommend this group and can’t wait to do it again!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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