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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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Saw Orca pods and Humpback whales

The J1 boat is sleek, fast, has comfortable seats and handles rough water very well. We left from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
zeegirl123
Great tours!!! One from. Friday Harbor and the other from Snug Harbor!!

Maya's Legacy gives wonderful whale watching and wildlife tours. During the 1:00 pm tour we saw... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura P
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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 yesterday

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

Thank zeegirl123
Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Puffins! Great guides, Jim and Maggie, were so nice and worked hard to make our experience wonderful. Lucky to see a whale, 2 puffins, porpoises, and just enjoy the beauty of the area!

Thank susupapa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this whale watching experience with Captain Jim! We were fortunate to see an Orca pod with a couple of young ones jumping and having a blast. Very comfortable boat and only 6 guests were on it which made it easy to view the whales....More

Thank savfoland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Ben and Captain Dave. Two very interesting and knowledgeable men. Boat ride was fun and got to see 4 orcas, among other wildlife. Best part of our trip to WA. So glad we didn't go on a big boat.

Thank Roboette
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We traveled out with Maya's in 2015 and the experience was the best. This year we brought our kids and wanted them to experience the same. This time out was a bit of a dry spell. We found Transient Orcas. Better than nothing. It got...More

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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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