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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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Fantastic experience

My wife and I took the tour out of Snug Harbor with Captain Allan and a naturalist. A small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eric A
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Boulder, Colorado
Wonderful intimate whale watching

We booked our whale watching expedition with Maya's after reading reviews. We had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
karenzirossmith
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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 days ago

My wife and I took the tour out of Snug Harbor with Captain Allan and a naturalist. A small intimate setting with 2 other couples on board and that was it. I thought we might get shut out of seeing orcas as we encountered fog...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked our whale watching expedition with Maya's after reading reviews. We had a wonderful excursion on a 6 person boat. Dave took us out into choppy seas but we were rewarded by two families of Orcas who were celebrating a recent feast on a...More

Thank karenzirossmith
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been on many whale watching excursions in many places---so we know a good experience when we have one--And this was a great one. Our captain, Jeff and naturalist, April, were personable and very knowledgeable. We saw 7 orcas and a minke whale--then saw...More

Thank NCSue67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maya put on a group of Orcas for 2-1/2 hrs. What an experience watching these amazing creatures in the wild. He takes small groups so everyone has a great view. Highly recommended.

Thank MLHTexas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the whole Maya Legacy Whale watching experience. The boat was a very smooth ride, clean and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and informative, really seemed to enjoy their jobs. We saw an eagle, many seals and of course, many whales that the naturalist...More

Thank nancy072260
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offered a wonderful whale watching experience. The boat is ideal--enclosed seating as well as plenty of open deck space-- and it's very fast so we were able to get to the whales quickly. The naturalist was very informative and enthusiastic. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Harwich123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect afternoon to go whale watching ... no wind and the sea was like glass. We were with a small group (there were 8 in total, including the 2 crew members) on a small boat. We saw seals, orcas and a humpback...More

Thank ThreeBbass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing trip with the very knowledgeable Captain Jim who immediately found us a bunch of Orcas to slowly follow and peacefully enjoy. His small boat of 6 made for a wonderful experience and after watching boats of 25-100 pass...More

1  Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter Ragan researched which boat to take and decided on one of the Maya's Legacy boats. She somehow picked Captain Jim Maya's boat. Captain Jim is the best of the best on the islands in finding whales!! He took us to L pod and...More

Thank larryr54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. We saw two different Orca sightings - one a solitary male that apparently hangs out alone - the second sighting was a family with a mom, a 19 year old male and a 5 year old female. Amazing. Additionally, we saw...More

1  Thank DallasJeffA
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Martha C
10 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
15 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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