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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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Amazing Orcas!

We took a whale watching tour aboard Western Prince II in August 2017. We were lucky to encounter... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Austin, Texas, United States
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You have a choice of 2 vessels, one a boat which accommodates a larger group and is somewhat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redwood City, CA
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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 yesterday

We took a whale watching tour aboard Western Prince II in August 2017. We were lucky to encounter 2 separate pods of Orcas and they were incredible to watch in the wild. We witnessed playfulness, breaches and tail flapping. One pod almost hunted a seal...More

Thank Ram_Kudukoli
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have a choice of 2 vessels, one a boat which accommodates a larger group and is somewhat sheltered, the other a Zodiac which holds 15, is not covered, moves fast and is a great experience even if there are no whales in sight. The...More

Thank 1ajf
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Traci1632 | 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 Traci1632 | 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