I purchased the whale watching cruise through Groupon thinking it would be a fun experience for a friend visiting WA from NJ. When I went to book the cruise through Groupon I mistakenly picked the wrong day. I quickly called Island Mariner to see what I could do and Doreen reassured me she could fix the problem. She didn't have the reservation yet but called me back within the hour and promptly fixed my mistake. She gave me great directions and pointers like wear layers because it can get cold around the San Juans even with the sun shining.
We drove right to their location with the excellent directions and had no problems boarding the boat. The crew was super nice and the naturalist gave great information about the scenery and local history.
We saw plenty of whales and even had pods come right up to the boot. The captain, crew and naturalist were all as excited as we were. They commented that in all the years they have been running cruises they've never seen as much social activity as the whales did around our boat. I know we were extremely lucky to see as much as we did but I'd book with Island Mariner again! Thanks for a memorable experience!