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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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Highlight of Our Vacation

Our whale watching trip - our first ever - was hands-down the highlight of our trip. The crew were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
234shelly52
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Los Altos, California
Incredible Sightings, Passionate Crew

We had a fantastic day on the water with Maya's Legacy. We took the J1 boat out of Friday Harbor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
volcanogirl
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Texas
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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 2 weeks ago

Our whale watching trip - our first ever - was hands-down the highlight of our trip. The crew were all knowledgeable, fun, and interested in making our trip the best. The boat held 13. With the cool, foggy weather, the enclosed cabin was much appreciated....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day on the water with Maya's Legacy. We took the J1 boat out of Friday Harbor, and the ride was smooth and fast. The cabin is heated so it stays comfortable even in chilly temperatures. Jeff operated as our captain, while...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 7 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 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 26 October 2017

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

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Siao S
8 December 2017|
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Response from Tricia F | Reviewed this property |
While the area is dotted with various land masses which makes it somewhat sheltered, AND while we went on a nice and calm day, it is water and it is a boat so if the seas kick up, it could get rough. The general area is... More
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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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