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“We saw whales!!!”

Mystic Sea Charters
Ranked #5 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 March 21, 2014

I've lived in the Seattle area for 8 year now and yet to see a whale. Brought my younger sister from AZ on this whale watching adventure. It was rainy and I didn't think we'd see anything. We saw a whale 20 mins after departure. Saw 4-5 total, very cool experience. Captain and his crew are very informative of the whales.

Thank Lyndsay M
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The boat is small and the crew is low-key and friendly. On the way to see the Orcas (we were first on the scene), we saw eagles, seals and other sea life. The crew were extremely knowledgeable and could answer all our questions. Their naturalist also took amazing photos which we viewed online afterwards.

We will definitely go again next spring!

1  Thank Louise K
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very comfortable and informative. Dress warm and pack a lunch although they have some food for sale. They guarantee whale sightings and the three times we were out we saw orcas.

3  Thank KeithoAnacortes
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

A most awesome reunion with Puget Sound. Perfect weather, gracious hosts, great sites and many Orcas. Returning to Washington for a reunion, I wanted to spend some time on the water and this was a perfect way to do it. 5 hours plus on a big comfortable boat, looking for orcas was
the goal of the trip, but the sites of Puget Sound was what I was after. I really appreciated that and additionally saw dozens of orcas in good company.

5  Thank Russ M
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had a beautiful day for our whale watching tour. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Leaving out of Anacortes was great; no ferries to hassle with and we left late enough that coming from Seattle didn't require an over night stay. We had at least 6 hours on the boat, most of which we spent on the deck. Of course if you get cold you can warm up inside and grab a snack. The facilities were small but clean. We saw harbor seals, fish, porpoises, all types of birds, Minke whale and the stars of the show, nearly 40 Orca Whales. We were told there were 3 different pods (I believe J, K & L). We saw them breaching completely out of the water and smacking into the water with a huge splash . A few times they swam under our boat and we got to see two of them feeding, proudly displaying the fish they caught when popping their heads out of the water.
The naturalist and captain were quick to point out any points of interest and nature at its best.
We loved this trip and saw much more than we imagined. The only complaint was the mic and speaker system could be louder.
I would recommend this tour for anyone at any age.

4  Thank Suittsrus
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