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“Amazing trip”

Mystic Sea Charters
Ranked #4 of 15 Tours in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands. WHALE WATCHING TOURS for your family, weddings, corporate events, parties, and more!
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I found this group online. Their costs were comparable and for the most part a better value than other groups. There is no need for a ferry ride in addition to the boat tour. Our trip was about 5 hrs long and we were fortunate to see a humpback whale, minke whale, stellar sea lions, porpoises, seals and other similar wildlife. The weather and views only accented this beautiful trip. The crew were approachable and made the trip informative and fun.

Thank armynurse3
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the charter to take, best there is. We saw Minke Whales, Humpback Whale, Harbor Porpoise, Steller Sea Lion, Many species of birds, showed us a little of the islands. Simply amazing.

Thank whalewatcher1
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We booked the charter a few days before even though the weather has dulled a bit. Everyone was on board at about 10:30 and the captain decided to leave, the normal time is 11:00. Our greeter, naturalist, all round info lady was very friendly and pleasant as was the captain. My husband jokingly asked if he could drive the boat and the captain said "later".
As we were 3 hours into the trip we were a bit skeptical as to whether we were going to see any whales or not. Our trip actually took us to Victoria BC because that was the only area where the whales were that day. As we approached there were several other vessels, a helicopter and a couple of sea planes in the same area. Anyhow we did see a 'transient pod' of what looked like 5 whales, 3 adults and 2 juveniles. They were very lazily playing in the harbor area, no breaching, though one did spyhop. It was a long way to go and see them but the captain hung around so we could get some good pics and just watch them. The captain said it is not unusual and the Canadian whale watching tours will do the opposite and sail to the San Juan's.
We got to see harbor seals, a stellar sea lion (huge) and a bald eagle. Our whole day was about 7 hours but the company does guarantee sightings. One of their competitors from Anacortes left after us and we saw them in the area of the whales. It was pointed out to us that they actually left the whale sighting area much earlier than we did.
All in all it was a good day the captain went above and beyond and my husband did get to drive the boat.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I had a great time with my family. The Mystic Sea made the right choice in direction and we were able to have twice the whale time compared with the other whale viewing company. The boat crew was very kid friendly as well!

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a great way to spend the day with good friends and family. We boarded the ship at 10:30 and we where underway at 11:00 sharp. Everyone onboard had a blast. The Orca Whales gave us a show of a lifetime.
Thank you Mystic Cruise Team!
Kirk Hammock

Thank Kirk H
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