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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

1,261 reviews
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Allen and Naturalist April are a fabulous team with a shared vision to maximize the time available to watch, learn and listen about the wonderful world of whales. The trip could not have been better. Seriously.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire trip, from boarding the boat to docking on return was fantastic. Alan and Crew make sure everyone in engaged and having a wonderful experience. Our small group was fortunate enough to see 2 Humpbacks (first time spotted this year!) thanks to Alan extending...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maya's Legacy Whale Watching was the third company we went out with on the islands and by far the best! Rachel couldn't have been more helpful and patient with us being last minute add ons to one of their tours. The boat was perfect...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kmholt24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maya's was exactly what I was looking for...a whale watching experience without the throngs of tourists. Maya's boats accommodate up to 12 people, perfect size, not too many people. The entire staff went out of their way to make this trip stand out. They are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ana V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend Maya's Legacy for whale watching in the San Juan Islands. Captain Jeff and the crew were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and fun. We were so fortunate to see a few different families of whales being very active (including lots of breaches!), as well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dkbuso15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a great experience!!! Captain Jeff and his crew were so knowledgeable about the local wildlife and the different families of Orcas. The boat was perfect, with room for everyone to see and move about. We were fortunate enough to experience a very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 422debraq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see whales and other wildlife during your time on San Juan Island then Maya's Legacy Whale Watching is for you! Captain Jeff, first mate Aaron and naturalist April are knowledgeable, friendly, and true nature enthusiasts. Adults or children will have a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank maryellengarcia
Reviewed April 14, 2019

My husband, myself, our two daughters (ages 8y & 9y), my mother, & father went for a whale watching tour w/ April (naturalist) & captain Jeff over spring break & were absolutely blown away by the personal touches & service that we received with Maya's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jenngarwick
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Jeff and Maya were knowledgeable and competent. Saw orcas, harbor seals, sea lions, eagles, and more. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Most fantastic experience that will forever be in our family's memories! We set off with Captain Jeff and Naturalist April on a trip on 3/28 and got way more than expected! Great education on some of the wildlife/marine life, but very detailed knowledge on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from PAT H | Reviewed this property |
We tipped $20 but don’t feel obligated. They appreciate anything you give.
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April 29, 2018|
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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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Siao S
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There were no waves the day we went out.
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