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Spirit of Orca Whale and Wildlife Tours

#6 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
Spring Street Landing, Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-0302
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Captain Ken and the Orca adventure

We are a group of 4 adults who toured with Ken last week. He was knowledgeable, friendly and... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
skyeturtle
Great Captain, AMAZING trip!

Captain Ken was fantastic! Very friendly and lots of info about the islands and the wildlife. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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An Intimate Small Boat Experience With A Six Passenger Max Limit for a very personal experience. Whale Watching is our passion! Your goal is to see whales and our goal is to show them to you. Captain Ken has been a professional mariner for 37 years serving as captain mainly on ocean tugs on the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. He has worked small cruise ships in SE Alaska and Inside Passage and Excursion vessels on the Columbia and Snake Rivers from Astoria, OR to Lewiston, ID. Ken has had opportunity to see whale behavior as well as many other marine life on the Pacific Ocean from Kodiak Alaska all the way down to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and on the Atlantic Ocean. He has seen Humpback Whales “bubble net feeding” in Alaska and scratched the heads of curious Gray Whale calves in Mexico One of Ken’s greatest passions is to share his experience with others and now he is able to do just that by taking you out to meet the whales in their natural environment. He is a certified Naturalist and loves to share what he has learned, with you on the tour.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Spring Street Landing, Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are a group of 4 adults who toured with Ken last week. He was knowledgeable, friendly and handled some difficult personalities with ease. We were happy to see the family of transient Orca's the day we were out as well as a bald eagle....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Ken was fantastic! Very friendly and lots of info about the islands and the wildlife. We intentionally chose the small boat tour because we wanted a more personal experience. What we didn't realize was that it would also give us more flexibility. As there...More

Thank katiefliesYX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Captain Ken did a great job! He was very knowledgeable and shared interesting information about the whales. It's been a rough Summer due to a decreased number of resident whales but we got lucky and saw several transient pods. One pod got closer than should...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 5 days ago

very patient, the tour was longer than we thought and we got professional pictures emailed afterwards included in the price. Would definitely go with them again

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Thank alexn793
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a couple friends visiting us from Virginia and were looking forward to a whale watching tour. My husband looked around for tours and we decided a small boat would be better, and we're so glad we picked Ken's tour. It is really nice...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a tour with Captain Ken and Spirit of Orca on July 11th. We ended up starting 15 min early as everyone was on the boat. Right away, Ken took us out to a pod of transient killer whales that he received reports of...More

Thank Mitch H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great day on the water with capt. Ken who is extremely knowledgable about the local area and the whales. Saw 3 different pods of Orca and the wheather was perfect too. Love the small boat that gives you that private charter...More

Thank WhaleLover-DK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic tour! The boat is small (up to 6 guests) so there's not a bad seat; I personally love being able to see all around and not competing with other people for a good view, as you sometimes do on big boats....More

Thank LHWIndiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best way to take a whale excursion. The boat is small so you can get up close. Only 6 passengers soneveryone is comfortable with a good view. Captain Ken is wonderful.

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Thank Leanna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an exciting adventure with Capt. Ken aboard the Sprit of the Orca! To not only see the orcas in their habitat, but also a humpback was an amazing sight to behold. Thank you for your perseverance in finding the whales, extending the day on...More

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billjudyknapp
21 December 2016|
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Response from LDRSOO | Property representative |
The cost for a tour is $115.00 plus tax ($9.54) and a $2.00 conservation fee. Total is $126.54 per person for a three hour tour.
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Diane R
19 July 2015|
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Response from Anna W | Reviewed this property |
I read that the peak whale watching time in the San Juans is from May through September.
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