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San Juan Cruises

355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 800-443-4552
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Great way to see the San Juans.

I’ve taken various day trips on their boats to Sucia, Chuckanut and long ago to Victoria... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
whitewave72017
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Bellingham, Washington
Full day Whale Watching and a stop at Friday Harbor!

We had friends visiting and took them on a full day whale watching cruise. They and we had a great... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Ed B
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Bellingham, Washington
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San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our Deluxe Whale Watching Adventure cruise in the scenic San Juan Islands includes a free Northwest salmon lunch, and a shore visit in Friday Harbor. Half-Day Whale Watching tours which include a lasagna lunch are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Sunset Whale Watching Tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays each week in July and August. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we have our Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab dinner cruises. Beer and wine tasting cruises take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Sucia Island Picnic Cruises are available on Saturdays and Sundays, and La Conner / Deception Pass Tours go out on Saturdays. New in 2018 is a Vendovi Island picnic cruise. Private charters are also available.
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355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve taken various day trips on their boats to Sucia, Chuckanut and long ago to Victoria. Comfortable, good food and wonderful crew. Highly recommend. And many times you’ll see Orcas! Always a treat!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had friends visiting and took them on a full day whale watching cruise. They and we had a great time. We saw whales and Orca's on the way back. It is an amazing sight and the food on the return part of the cruise...More

Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a group of 4 that took the 8 hour San Juan Whale Watching cruise. We had a really good experience. We reserved tickets online which were readily available upon check in process. Boat boarded in a timely manner. We had a stop off...More

Thank Leigh L
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided at the last minute to take this whale cruise since the first cruise we took (with a different company) wasn't able to find any whales. We left port and went straight to Friday Harbor and had an hour and a...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, service first rate, clean, and everything ran on time. Highly recommend for everyone.

Thank Bobbie V
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

First, before the reason for the 3 stars, let me list the positives about this adventure. The ticket purchase and parking were super easy. The staff was friendly and the boat was very nice. It was a pleasant day on the water, the weather was...More

1  Thank Amy W
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SanJuanCruises-Bham, Manager at San Juan Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the cruise through the San Juan Islands, the Friday Harbor visit, our staff/crew and our boat. As you mention, there are times where whales and other wildlife can be elusive. We are part of a...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had a large group take the deluxe whale watching tour. Overall, we had a great day! Lunch was better than expected and the staff were quite knowledgeable about the area and whales. The stop in Friday Harbor provided a nice break from the boat...More

Thank 3boysihave
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Finally decided to do the all day deluxe whale watching tour. We loved it. First 2 hours took us to Friday harbor and an informative cruise of the San Juan Islands. Very foggy in the morning, but it cleared up later in the day. Spent...More

Thank Orlando J
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had a ball on this cruise, staff was excellent, good service and friendly! One price for evening cruise included all you can eat crab dinner (the best), nice broccoli salad, BBQ chicken (which I didn't try), bread sticks, roasted potatoes...yum! Beer, wine and cocktails...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went on a day cruise to Smith Island to see the tufted puffins and had a fabulous time. The staff were very organized and knowledgable. Our cruise stopped by several bird-friendly sites and islands as well as Smith Island, the home to over a...More

Thank Quentin B
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Sidney M
5 February 2018|
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Response from lucyballs1 | Reviewed this property |
If I’m understanding your question correctly...your coming from Sesttle, going to see the San Juan’s then a scenic ride to Bellingham. If so, you must take the very scenic Chuckanut Drive. You will see signs directing you... More
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A809J
9 October 2016|
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Response from tvmt | Reviewed this property |
An opportunity to see the Orcas at a young age would be a great experience. A day cruise of whale watching and a couple hours in Friday Harbor would be my recommendation. San Juan Cruises is top notch and will provide a... More
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KathiM17
3 July 2016|
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Response from tvmt | Reviewed this property |
Haven't taken the beer cruise but have heard it is very good. Suggest you call the San Juan Cruises and talk to them directly.
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