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Island Mariner Cruises

2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225-2069
+1 877-734-8866
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Comparison with the Clipper Tour

I live in Seattle and have done two whale watching tours this summer: the one with Island Mariner... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Seattle, Washington
Great day of whale watching!

What a fun day of whale watching! The boat has great open viewing areas as well as plenty of indoor... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2015
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good10%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
13 Oct 2015
“Comparison with the Clipper Tour”
7 Oct 2015
“Great day of whale watching!”
2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225-2069
+1 877-734-8866
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

I live in Seattle and have done two whale watching tours this summer: the one with Island Mariner Cruises and the Clipper that leaves from Seattle. Though the Clipper stops for two hours in Friday Harbor and the boat is nicer, I preferred the trip...More

2  Thank ashley896
Reviewed 8 October 2015

What a fun day of whale watching! The boat has great open viewing areas as well as plenty of indoor seating and viewing. The on-board naturalist is fantastic and kept us all apprised of what we were seeing as we motored out to see the...More

Thank FitMomma
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. We chose to do this whale watching trip as a way to spend a relaxing day with friends and enjoy our beautiful Northwest. We were not disappointed at all. The weather was beautiful, the views gorgeous and the whales amazing!...More

3  Thank The1Nanny
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We wanted to see whales. Researching the available options, we selected Island Mariner Cruises. We were not disappointed. The boat was not crowded on the day we went. Seating on the upper deck or inside was plentiful. We were fortunate that the weather was very...More

Thank SkipFL
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Overall I was very pleased with our whale watching trip. We saw numerous Orca -- about 10-12 by my count. It took a while to get out to where they were located but we could observe them for quite a long time. A boat from...More

2  Thank NomDePlume00
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We went as a group of 6. 4 of us had Groupon coupons and the other 2 bought their fares at the counter. The boat is well ran and there is a naturalist on board. The galley is well stocked and reasonably priced. We saw...More

Thank ChinaGal_57
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Each summer for at least 30 years the Whatcom History Museum has sponsored Thursday night tours of Bellingham Bay and points south. My husband and I finally went last Thursday. Local historian, Brian Griffin, narrated the trip. You get to see so much of the...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We saw about 5 whales during our trip. It was really a really neat experience! They didn't come as close as I thought they would've and we didn't see as many but they said that the whale populateion has been getting smaller so that's probably...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We really enjoyed this cruise to see the Orcas. We had two adults and two teen girls in our party. The staff on the boat were very friendly and helpful. The boat has binoculars for you to use and there is a snack bar where...More

4  Thank OutForTheJill
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Second time we have done this excursion with this company. First time, not so lucky with Orcas but this time we managed to see and photograph a pod of four. It was an incredible experience. The day was well worth the money even if there...More

2  Thank AbbotsfordSunflower
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