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Mystic Sea Charters

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Address: 710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA
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09:00 - 16:00
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The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands....

The 100' Mystic Sea offers cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands. WHALE WATCHING TOURS for your family, weddings, corporate events, parties, and more!

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Fun day on the water!

We did the Groupon for four and brought our two small children along on the gray whale trip from Langley, WA. We left about 1045 am and had about a three hour trip out in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Groupon for four and brought our two small children along on the gray whale trip from Langley, WA. We left about 1045 am and had about a three hour trip out in the sound, where we got fairly close to about five gray whales... some of them even came up pretty near our boat, close enough to... More 

Thank dpmason
Stanwood, Washington
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The boat was comfortable, all the crew were very helpful. Being a senior, it was difficult for me to get a front row seat on the boat. It took me a few times to get on the side of the boat where the whales were surfacing. Ever changing. I did get a few good pictures of boats in the channel,... More 

Thank Horseriderthree2000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We did see one humpback we followed around as well as some harbor seals. The caption did his best to find Orcas but they weren't around for the day.

Thank AJK103
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I wen't humpback whale watching on the east coast and it was amazing. This was pretty lackluster for me. There is very limited outside viewing space on the boat. The ride was really long. We saw plenty of orcas, but they were so far away that we couldn't appreciate the experience as much as we did before. Nice crew. Cheap... More 

Thank Brittani S
Alpharetta, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a great boat, and a great tour company. We saw two humpback whales. The only reason I don't give it five stars, is that is that it was a long boat ride to Candian waters in order to see whales. I really, enjoyed the boat ride, and the captain showed us areas where sea lions and seals hangs... More 

Thank Amy Jo R
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great day on the water. Got right up to Yogi the Humpback! The captain knew where to go and always kicked the boat into gear to get us some good pictures.

Thank Hammapes
Wa. state
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you've never seen the San Juan Islands by water, it should be on your bucket list. I'm lucky to have spent several hundred hours there working or playing, and I am always anxious to go back. It's the first place I always take my out-of-state guests. Our trip left Anacortes with rain and some breeze. After about an hour... More 

Thank ec0minded
Richland, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

55/54 yo husband/ wife took her 76/75 yo parents whale-watching. Weather was rainy for first hour, then stopped, seas were 1-3 feet. Crew was very professional, and trip started on time. Boat is not new, but is comfortable and clean. They have two heads/ bathrooms onboard. Forward and rear decks are both entirely covered, but there is access to walk... More 

Thank Chris G
Washington, the State
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413 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The boat was filled to capacity. Their slogan is "guaranteed whales" or your next trip is free. Therefore the long trip all the way into Canada to see the L-pod feed on salmon, with Point Roberts and the coal harbor in the background. The captain kept us informed about the whales' progress, and how long we'll travel. The young seaman... More 

Thank simivalley1699
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The layout of this boat was conducive to a good whale watching experience. The bulk of the craft is covered, making it ideal on cool, windy days. The front and part of the sides are outdoors. The midsection is enclosed with tables and chairs, and the rear has a long center table with chairs on both sides, plus a long... More 

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