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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

#1 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor 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
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We had a great time on our whale watching tour. I highly recommend Maya's Legacy when in Friday... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
richr01
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San Diego, California
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Fabulous

This was an amazing tour!!! We got to see so many whales and seals... April, our guide was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lovie08
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Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
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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.
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on our whale watching tour. I highly recommend Maya's Legacy when in Friday Harbor. Our boat was very new and fast but also quite comfortable. Our captain took the time to take us to the only place that was reporting...More

Thank richr01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour!!! We got to see so many whales and seals... April, our guide was so informative... there were only 6 of us on the tour so it felt more like a private tour. Price was a little higher than others but...More

1  Thank Lovie08
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time watching Orcas, Stellar Sea Lions, Harbor Seals! The crew was very friendly, fun and informative. The J1 boat has huge viewing windows, and plenty of room to spread out and enjoy watching the wildlife. The captain is the president of...More

Thank asmith_abroad
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our trip was probably not the norm. We were on J1, a boat with comfortable seats in a covered area, as well as seats outside, with the capacity to go very fast, harbored in Friday Harbor. It so happened that day, the Orcas were not...More

1  Thank BevnJer
Reviewed 6 days ago

The J1 boat is sleek, fast, has comfortable seats and handles rough water very well. We left from Friday Harbor for an evening whale watch. We saw 2 pods of local Orcas and 2 Humpback whales. The crew is educated naturalists that are very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank zeegirl123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maya's Legacy gives wonderful whale watching and wildlife tours. During the 1:00 pm tour we saw many Orcas breaching and socializing. We saw multiple Orcas slapping their flukes on the water. The naturalists and boat pilots are very knowledgeable and answered all of my many...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized, very professional and pleasant staff, the naturalist on board was feeding us interesting information all along, the experience was very good overall. The whales were not quite there, although the captain kept trying to find them, but we had the rare TREAT of...More

Thank artcie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations three months in advance for the evening tour on July 23 aboard the J1 out of Friday Harbor. I then spent the next few months fighting off the urge to cancel as Orca sightings seemed to be sporadic, and of all the...More

Thank Gabe H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to the San Juan island to fulfil my life log dream of seeing orcas!! I went on another trip in the morning and unfortunately didn't see any. I was crushed! My friend was calling different companies to see if they had space for...More

Thank irelandbecky
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent staff and a small, mobile boat mean that if you do see whales, you'll probably get a great view. As anybody will tell you, whales are where they are and aren't where they aren't, and nobody can ever promise a whale sighting. I went...More

Thank Jessica H
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Martha C
10 June 2017|
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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!
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rayne_8
15 May 2017|
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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
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Moonbeammama
18 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Our vessels, along with the other whale watching boats in the area, strictly abide by federal regulations as well as voluntary guidelines established by the Pacific Whale Watch Association... More
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