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San Juan Cruises

355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 800-443-4552
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Full day Whale Watching and a stop at Friday Harbor!

We had friends visiting and took them on a full day whale watching cruise. They and we had a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ed B
Bellingham, Washington
Great Day on the boat Whale Watching

We had a group of 4 that took the 8 hour San Juan Whale Watching cruise. We had a really good... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Leigh L
Leighton, Alabama
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San Juan Cruises offers a variety of tours from Bellingham, WA. Our Deluxe Whale Watching Adventure cruise in the scenic San Juan Islands includes a free Northwest salmon lunch, and a shore visit in Friday Harbor. Half-Day Whale Watching tours which include a lasagna lunch are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Sunset Whale Watching Tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays each week in July and August. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we have our Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab dinner cruises. Beer and wine tasting cruises take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Sucia Island Picnic Cruises are available on Saturdays and Sundays, and La Conner / Deception Pass Tours go out on Saturdays. Private charters are also available.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
355 Harris Ave Ste 104, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 800-443-4552
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had friends visiting and took them on a full day whale watching cruise. They and we had a great time. We saw whales and Orca's on the way back. It is an amazing sight and the food on the return part of the cruise...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a group of 4 that took the 8 hour San Juan Whale Watching cruise. We had a really good experience. We reserved tickets online which were readily available upon check in process. Boat boarded in a timely manner. We had a stop off...More

Thank Leigh L
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided at the last minute to take this whale cruise since the first cruise we took (with a different company) wasn't able to find any whales. We left port and went straight to Friday Harbor and had an hour and a...More

Thank snorkledork23
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, service first rate, clean, and everything ran on time. Highly recommend for everyone.

Thank Bobbie V
Reviewed 4 September 2017

First, before the reason for the 3 stars, let me list the positives about this adventure. The ticket purchase and parking were super easy. The staff was friendly and the boat was very nice. It was a pleasant day on the water, the weather was...More

1  Thank Amy W
SanJuanCruises-Bham, Manager at San Juan Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the cruise through the San Juan Islands, the Friday Harbor visit, our staff/crew and our boat. As you mention, there are times where whales and other wildlife can be elusive. We are part of a...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had a large group take the deluxe whale watching tour. Overall, we had a great day! Lunch was better than expected and the staff were quite knowledgeable about the area and whales. The stop in Friday Harbor provided a nice break from the boat...More

Thank 3boysihave
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Finally decided to do the all day deluxe whale watching tour. We loved it. First 2 hours took us to Friday harbor and an informative cruise of the San Juan Islands. Very foggy in the morning, but it cleared up later in the day. Spent...More

Thank Orlando J
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had a ball on this cruise, staff was excellent, good service and friendly! One price for evening cruise included all you can eat crab dinner (the best), nice broccoli salad, BBQ chicken (which I didn't try), bread sticks, roasted potatoes...yum! Beer, wine and cocktails...More

Thank lucyballs1
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went on a day cruise to Smith Island to see the tufted puffins and had a fabulous time. The staff were very organized and knowledgable. Our cruise stopped by several bird-friendly sites and islands as well as Smith Island, the home to over a...More

Thank Quentin B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It was our last day of vacation and decided to go on a whale tour. A local convinced us this was the best. We had gone on whale tours in the past and had a great time. We decided on the deluxe tour with a...More

1  Thank eryn d
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9 October 2016|
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Response from tvmt | Reviewed this property |
An opportunity to see the Orcas at a young age would be a great experience. A day cruise of whale watching and a couple hours in Friday Harbor would be my recommendation. San Juan Cruises is top notch and will provide a... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from tvmt | Reviewed this property |
Haven't taken the beer cruise but have heard it is very good. Suggest you call the San Juan Cruises and talk to them directly.
Jonathan U
24 July 2015|
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Response from SanJuanCruises-Bham | Property representative |
The wine cruise is casual as well. Occasionally there will be a group aboard celebrating a special occasion and might dress up a bit, but generally it's casual. It's not a bad idea to bring a light jacket or windbreaker... More