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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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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
+1 360-378-7996
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Awesome trip with Jeff and April

We had such a great time on our tour with Jeff and April. We had the best day weather wise, which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert K
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Amazing

Today we went on a tour and it was so amazing we were so lucky we saw whales and other animals it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chelsea O
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great time on our tour with Jeff and April. We had the best day weather wise, which of course can never be controlled, but they took full advantage of the day and took us out of the way to see Orcas...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went on a tour and it was so amazing we were so lucky we saw whales and other animals it was such an awesome trip and captain Jim was amazing

Thank Chelsea O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the trip out of Snug Harbor on a small boat hoping to see orcas but also realising that it was not the optimal time of year. We set off towards Canada where transient whales had been seen heading west but soon turned back...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The folks working here are very nice and knowledgeable. The boat is good. However, realize that you are making a gamble here by paying for an expensive trip. My mom and I did this tour as a once in a lifetime visit to the San...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Captain Jeff and April knew the whereabouts of the L Pod and powered the boat, with its three Yamaha engines, north - all the way to Vancouver, Canada! They were as excited as anyone on the boat to see the L Pod and willing to...More

Thank Julie924
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful day filled with orca and humpback whales and harbor seals, steller and california sea lions. They have a fantastic enthusiasm and genuine excitement for sea life that you can't help but get swept up in. The comfy seats and large heated...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We took out of Roche Harbor. Our boat could hold 6 tourists, the naturalist and the captain. We had plenty of room to move and see all around us. I am a naturalist that does boat tours in FL. I understand there are times when...More

Thank Arvan2013
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a very short trip to San Juan Islands as a repeat visit, and wanted to take family members (my Mom and her sister) on their first whale watching experience. After looking at the two main options, I selected Maya's as it seemed more...More

Thank Nicholsfamilytravel
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Captain Jim was amazing. He made sure we saw orcas and hump back whales. We also saw many sea lions, seals and a sea otter. Jim provided us with great information and history about the animals and the area. We all had a marvelous time....More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Captains Spencer and Jeff not only know their whales, they know where to find them. On September 4 they took us half way to Canada, crossing the border, where we saw three different pods of whales and well over 50 individual whales. I don't know...More

Thank cdtraveller
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Martha C
11 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
16 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
19 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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