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Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

#2 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5315
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Have Never Disappointed Us!

We absolutely love going out with Western Prince when visiting the San Juan's. We have gone out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Carolina
Beautiful setting, and amazing wildlife!

The office staff was very professional and organized, even when our ferry arrived a bit late. (Make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin H
The Dalles, Oregon
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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 Prince II (limited to 32 passengers or less, with seating for 41) or, for the more adventurous, the Expedition Style 30' Western Explorer (limited to 15 passengers or less).
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5315
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely love going out with Western Prince when visiting the San Juan's. We have gone out with them 3 of the past 4 years and each trip has been different (the whales are not in an aquarium) but each was special in its own...More

1  Thank orth1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The office staff was very professional and organized, even when our ferry arrived a bit late. (Make sure they know you're coming ahead of time!) Captain Mike, Nan and Liz were a friendly and capable crew, eager to help us see and understand as much...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion on Aug 1st 2017 @ 3PM. Kris was so friendly & personified the feeling of wanting us to have a great time. She let us know that on the morning trip they did not find any Orcas but hopefully our...More

2  Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very lucky and had an amazing day. We saw, eagles, seals and AMAZING Orcas. The captain and naturalists were professional, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. They were also passionate about protecting the environment, never getting too close to the whales but giving us a...More

Thank jendoepp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being informed no whales were sighted on the morning trips, and being told we MIGHT still see on, Captain Ivan searched waters not yet explored that day and kept in touch with fellow captains and due to his perseverance, indeed we were able to...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whale watching isn't cheap,$200 for two seniors. The boat wasn't large. I think maybe 30 people shoulder to shoulder. The staff and captain were nice and knowledgeable but there just weren't a lot of whales. We were out for two hours just about ready to...More

Thank Bobbi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 6 of our family members that booked this ahead of time during the month of July, and climbed on board the Western Prince Whale wildlife touring boat that day. Never having gone on a whale watch boat before, wasn't really sure what to...More

Thank luvintotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough great things about Chris and our experience with Western Prince. Due to a ferry breakdown, we ended up arriving too late to catch our tour and were so disappointed. However, when we arrived, Chris got us signed up for a zodiac boat...More

1  Thank sarahcy05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience was fantastic. We arrived on the island very early the morning of our tour. When we checked in, we were advised by the staff that the late morning ferry carrying other tour members was running late, which would delay the start of the...More

1  Thank Elisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to feel like you are on an adventurous expedition in search of whales instead of a tourist, this is the boat for you! My husband and I had so much fun riding the waves with Chris & Ivan! They were some of...More

Thank theelliebadge
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2017|
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Response from Traci W | 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
25 June 2016|
Response from Traci W | 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
31 October 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
Roche Harbor is an actual "town" on the Island. Anacortes doesnt have much, but it has Anthony's. Anthony's is going to be your only "nice" restaurant around, especially this time of the year. It's right on the marina, by... More