We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

Features Animals
Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
+1 360-378-7996
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
ABSOLUTELY GOES BEYOND EXPECTATIONS!!!

We visited San Juan Island over the Christmas holidays. Six of us went on a tour on Dec. 27th... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandy P
Memory of a lifetime!

Maya's Legacy was a tremendous company with dedicated advocates and whale experts. We learned so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kayla M
Read all 1,011 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching & wildlife tours from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, the best location to experience Orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew and the most innovative boats. We offer two convenient departure locations on San Juan Island.
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“captain jim” (212 reviews)
“snug harbor” (96 reviews)
“small boat” (70 reviews)
LOCATION
Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
CONTACT
Website
+1 360-378-7996
Write a ReviewReviews (1,011)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 992 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited San Juan Island over the Christmas holidays. Six of us went on a tour on Dec. 27th, knowing full well that we would see wildlife, but might not see whales. Had a great time - saw many seals & sea lions, birds, the...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maya's Legacy was a tremendous company with dedicated advocates and whale experts. We learned so much about the San Juan Islands, larger ecosystem and all its inhabitants. You can never be certain you will see whales in the wild but the Maya's team has strong...More

Thank Kayla M
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Our whale watching trip - our first ever - was hands-down the highlight of our trip. The crew were all knowledgeable, fun, and interested in making our trip the best. The boat held 13. With the cool, foggy weather, the enclosed cabin was much appreciated....More

Thank 234shelly52
Reviewed November 25, 2017

We had a fantastic day on the water with Maya's Legacy. We took the J1 boat out of Friday Harbor, and the ride was smooth and fast. The cabin is heated so it stays comfortable even in chilly temperatures. Jeff operated as our captain, while...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

We had such a great time on our tour with Jeff and April. We had the best day weather wise, which of course can never be controlled, but they took full advantage of the day and took us out of the way to see Orcas...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Today we went on a tour and it was so amazing we were so lucky we saw whales and other animals it was such an awesome trip and captain Jim was amazing

Thank Chelsea O
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We booked the trip out of Snug Harbor on a small boat hoping to see orcas but also realising that it was not the optimal time of year. We set off towards Canada where transient whales had been seen heading west but soon turned back...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed October 25, 2017

The folks working here are very nice and knowledgeable. The boat is good. However, realize that you are making a gamble here by paying for an expensive trip. My mom and I did this tour as a once in a lifetime visit to the San...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Captain Jeff and April knew the whereabouts of the L Pod and powered the boat, with its three Yamaha engines, north - all the way to Vancouver, Canada! They were as excited as anyone on the boat to see the L Pod and willing to...More

Thank Julie924
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful day filled with orca and humpback whales and harbor seals, steller and california sea lions. They have a fantastic enthusiasm and genuine excitement for sea life that you can't help but get swept up in. The comfy seats and large heated...More

Thank Patrick F
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in San Juan Island
Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
416 reviews
.03 miles away
Roche Harbor Resort
362 reviews
2.71 miles away
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes
475 reviews
3.97 miles away
Lonesome Cove Resort
51 reviews
4.26 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Madrona Bar & Grill
272 reviews
2.72 miles away
Lime Kiln Cafe
270 reviews
2.72 miles away
McMillin’s Dining Room
256 reviews
2.74 miles away
Duck Soup
354 reviews
4.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Roche Harbor Colors Ceremony
48 reviews
2.71 miles away
San Juan Island Distillery
48 reviews
2.25 miles away
Lime Kiln Point State Park
514 reviews
3.89 miles away
Afterglow Spa at Roche Harbor Resort
11 reviews
2.71 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Siao S
December 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was relatively calm.
1
Vote
Martha C
June 10, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Briana H | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I believe all three do, although I can only speak for the boat we were on, Imagine. This boat had a bathroom as well as a covered cabin with heated seats!
1
Vote
rayne_8
May 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your questions regarding traveling the San Juan Islands. There are car rentals available from Friday Harbor, but to our knowledge there are no companies that allow for a drop off on other islands. We... More
0
Votes