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Address: 2 Spring St, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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+1 360-378-6636
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Our Guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Fun and educational...

Our Guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Fun and educational whale watch/wildlife cruises you'll never forget! April through September from Friday Harbor in the "sunny San Juan Islands" aboard the spacious, comfortable and stable 65 foot vessel "Odyssey." Locally owned and operated with local naturalist guides. 10% AAA, military, teacher and other discounts.

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Excellent outing!

The crew was excellent and kept us informed of everything we were seeing. I loved that they took on the responsibility of taking the pictures of the whales and other wildlife so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wisconsintraveler72
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew was excellent and kept us informed of everything we were seeing. I loved that they took on the responsibility of taking the pictures of the whales and other wildlife so we could concentrate on just having a good time. They had anyone who wanted the pictures to write down their emails and the pictures were sent. I've been... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have loved Orcas since I was young so getting to see them in person for the first time was amazing. It was even better that I got to see them in their natural habitat. They weren't sure if we were going to see any whales that day but our luck changed and we were able to spot several pods... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We went in the off season so there wasn't a ton of sea life to see, but the naturalists on the boat were very entertaining with lots of good information. We did get to see three humpback whales which was a dream come true for me. My only complaints are that the time listed to be at the office was... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to enjoy this wonderful experience this summer! Both our 3 and 6 year old daughters were entertained the whole trip. We got to see "granny" breach, it was pretty amazing. The captain was great and made the ride as smooth as possible. The boat is nice and big, super comfortable, and warm inside as well as... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We reserved places for a whale watch on the one day we had available while on San Juan Island. Purchasing tickets was easy and efficient. We boarded in a timely fashion and everything pre-cruise was easy peasy. If possible make reservations! The boat is comfortable and roomy especially as there were only about 25 on board. Bathrooms complete the most... More 

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Thank RockridgeC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

It is a great size excursion boat and the staff were very informative and friendly. We were able to see a pod of five transient orcas. AMAZING! They are beautiful and so great to see up close. We also saw a lot of seals and birds. Great trip definitely worth it if your in the area!

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

"I was also on a tour 2 days before this one. We were lucky enough (according to the naturalists) to see Minky whales, but no orcas. To our delight, we were given another pass to try again for orcas. My friends and I didn't realize there was an orca guarantee. We were thrilled to try again, with success on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Have taken this charter each time we have been out around 7 times. Had not been for a few years. They have new digs and they are nice . The boat is in great shape and crew are always helpful and so knowledgeable which is key to the experience. The transit pod we saw was hunting and there was 8... More 

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Thank Tammra N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a blast, and you are so incredibly generous with those free tickets in the event of no orca sightings. We had a fantastic time anyway, seeing tons of Minke whales, porpoises, and seals, with an amazing crew!

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Folsom, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

First off, the weather was glorious. The naturalists were so helpful and provided a wealth of information about the area, the whales we were going to visit, and whales in general. We spent about an hour or so going to the location of the whales. We were able to see two pods, which was fantastic. And, the naturalists took pictures... More 

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