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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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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...more
14 Cannery Landing, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7976
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my biggest dreams for as long as I can remember was to see orca whales in the wild. I called virtually every whale tour company in Washington, Oregon and Canada. I decided to book with Maya’s Legacy and I am beyond glad I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MichelleLWard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we met April we knew that we were in for a treat! This was our first trip to the San Juan’s and aiming to see Orca’s was near the top of the list. We did not want to board a “ferry-size” boat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lifeofcollett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was fantastic! It exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to come back. You don't want to miss it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic trip with Captain Jim and naturalist April. They are knowledgeable and clearly always curious about what lies beneath the surface. They clearly love their work, the ocean, and it's bountiful life. JIm calls himself an orcaholic. While we knew we were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annamoose
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We had an amazing whale watching tour - our boat captain and guide were very knowledgeable, and we found humpbacks and orcas, as well as other wildlife including bald eagles, seals, and sea lions. I appreciated the small group size. I would highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carrie G
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We booked this trip for our family of 4 with Maya's Legacy because they host smaller groups for trips. We went in mid-October. This was our 1st visit to Washington and the San Juan Islands were amazing. Captain Alan and our guide April were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monique C
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We went out with Maya's in early October. We were not sure what we'd see and we were elated to see so many orcas! It was an amazing outing and Captain Alan, April, and Patrick were great and so knowledgeable. There were many members of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martha W
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect trip with James (Maya) - who is an absolute expert in exploring nature and the sea- and his crew: Many thanks to captain Devin (best scout and ranger!!) and to Kimmi ( you can ask everything.. she has the right answer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Chose these guys based on reviews and so glad we did! We had an excellent time, got to follow a group of 3 orcas for several miles, then on the tour around the island, saw so many other kinds of wildlife. The guides were so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pinkarcher
Reviewed October 28, 2018

What a great day out on the water! Alan and April were wonderful guides. The boat is small, so there is plenty of opportunity to interact and ask questions. We got a great education from Alan and April about the wildlife in general also, as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from PAT H | Reviewed this property |
We tipped $20 but don’t feel obligated. They appreciate anything you give.
April 29, 2018|
Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hi. Our tours are all small group tours on smaller vessels and unfortunately we are not able to accommodate animals onboard.
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December 7, 2017|
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Response from cdtraveller | Reviewed this property |
There were no waves the day we went out.