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Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours

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Western Prince Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours
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“captain ivan”(47 reviews)
“nan”(20 reviews)
“zodiac boat”(19 reviews)
Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Owner Operated, Experienced Local Naturalist Guides, Small Groups, Two Great Boats. Choose from the fast and comfortable 46' Western...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Spring St, Suite A, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-5315
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very professional and enjoyable trip. Saw 2 humpbacks and a pod of orcas. The boat maintained the appropriate distance from the whales at all times so as a marine scientist I was comfortable on board an whale watching boat that took the conservation rules seriously....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a memorable trip! The crew was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. While on our tour we saw a family of Orcas, a Blue Whale, Minke whales, and harbor seals. The tour is well worth taking. We felt it was money well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jaconwell
Reviewed 5 days ago

knowledgable, nice scale, would do it again- loved! Saw Orcas, naturalist and driver knowledgable- warm and clean boat.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Odyssey662079
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been on this trip a couple of times. The boat seems smallish to begin with but after safety instructions are relayed you are free to move about and it's quite comfortable. Captain Ivan and crew are informative, friendly, safety-oriented and motivated to find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lmnopie1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have done two tours with them and they were both excellent. The second time I brought my son who was 8. My son, as well as another boy, got a bit sea sick on the trip. I was so happy we were on a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank April1416
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are repeat customers AND we are residents of SJI. When friends and family come to visit every summer we choose Western Prince to thrill and educate our guests about our local whales and wildlife. We learn something new every time and never fail to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank allimoalli
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. We saw many amazing orcas, eagles and sea lions. The staff were super friendly and made the experience fun and entertaining. The time we went was a little chilly so make sure to bring lots of layers....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I did this in summer 2018 and couldn't have been happier! Our guides were knowledgeable and patiently answered all of our questions, and they made sure we were well prepared for our boat ride. The landscapes are just mindblowing, and we loved...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have taken this tour three times. Western Prince takes care of all their customers! The staff are so polite, friendly and very informative. While on the boat the crew does their best to point out all different types of wildlife they see. They also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 397asmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

So important to see the beauty of this area and wildlife in it in order to understand how critical it is to protect it. The staff are not entertainers (although they can be funny!), they are wildlife experts with deep respect for the animals being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann M
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from 725pascals | Reviewed this property |
Hey! Yes, there is a ferry connection from Anachortes to Friday Harbor, run by Washington State Ferries. Please note, that reservations are strongly recommend to make sure, you get your space. Cheers!
February 15, 2017|
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Response from traci_sji | Property representative |
San Juan Island (90 miles north of Seattle) is the best place for orca whale watching as we are located in the heart of Salish Sea. Orca whales range through the San Juan Islands the most between May and October when the... More
June 24, 2016|
Response from traci_sji | Property representative |
Hey ReenBeanAZ! Peak season for whales is considered mid-May through mid October. September is a wonderful time to be on the island. We start to get lots of migratory species coming in the area and whales are around. Keep... More