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San Juan Safaris

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The waters surrounding San Juan Island are the #1 place in North America to see wild orca whales. San Juan Safaris, located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, is in the perfect location to provide you with the thrill of seeing orcas in their...more
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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10 Front St Ste 102, WA 98250-7976
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time on this whale watching trip. The people at San Juan Safaris were extremely nice and evrything was very well organized. The naturalists on board answered all our questions and made the trip a great experience for everybody. We were lucky...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With hoping to see at least some marine life we had the unexpected joy of seeing 3 different pods of Orcas! They actually came a little closer so we were able to see females and males. We encountered rock sausages aka harbor seals and even...More

Thank JillL1877
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jill! Thank you for sharing a testimonial of your recent San Juan Safaris whale watch & wildlife tour. We work hard for our guests every tour, and it sounds like we succeeded in our goal of providing the #1 tour experience in the San...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG ❤️ It had been a dream of mine to go see Orcas out in nature... when I booked the trip on the Kester , I had done my research and thought it was the best choice, but I still had doubts because it was...More

Thank gogocea83
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your positive and kind words! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time out with us! Kestrel provides an awesome adventure experience on the water and we are very pleased you came out with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must and San Juan Safaris knows their stuff. The two naturalists on board had so many degrees and so much experience - we came away with a full education on the ecosystem supporting the wildlife coupled with tons of info about the...More

Thank dawnalysa
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Wow! We are so happy to hear you had such a great time out with San Juan Safaris! Everything you said in your review are things we aim to provide: enthusiasm, education, and an exceptional experience for a good value! It truly is a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with my 12 year old daughter on this trip. We saw orca whales within 20 minutes of leaving the harbor. Also several sea lions and bald eagles. Staff on board very friendly and knowledgeable. It is chilly on the boat so...More

1  Thank Frankenod
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! We are so happy that you and your daughter enjoyed your trip out with us! We pride ourselves on providing exciting, engaging, family friendly trips and we are thrilled to hear that you would recommend us! Glad you took advantage of our provided blankets...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing trip! So much wildlife! The naturalists Sarah and Eric were wonderful and so was Captain Mike!More

1  Thank dstrysko
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your positive review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip out with us! I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Naturalists Sarah, Erick and Captain Mike as well as the rest of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was most informative and fun Whale watching trip we have ever been on. We saw so many Orcas and variety of sea life, I am still smiling. Our Captain Gabe was great. I highly recommend this trip to all. Thank you, Lynn and DonnaMore

1  Thank Donna N
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Donna! We are so happy to hear you are still smiling after your trip out with us! Ensuring that our guests have a fun and informative time is very important to us, and we are glad we were able to succeed in providing a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to see my first Orcas. This trip was amazing— the crew worked hard to find the resident pod, with sea lions and birds and beautiful scenery on the way. Captain Gabe and Crew Piper and Marianna were all very knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank SimonaClaus
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Simona! We are so happy to help make your first time viewing orcas exceptional! We pride ourselves on providing knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and crew that make your time here enjoyable! These creatures truly are as special as you said, and we are so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to do this for the last 25 years, specifically sighting Orca whales. Not disappointed! The captain and naturalist Alexandria were ever so accommodating. Followed a pod of 20 orcas for at least an hour. Words are insufficient to describe the awe and wonder of...More

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Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your positive words! We pride ourselves on making "Bucket List" items happen, and are pleased that your trip with San Juan Safaris did not disappoint! Glad you took advantage of the blankets and binoculars provided on board to ensure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

San Juan Safaris San Juan Islands THE SEA ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME 616025776 (Sat.Sept 8th) First time visiting the Pacific Northwest and first time traveling solo.Tips:Reservations way in advance.. arrive early..dress for the cold. I believe its 10° cooler out on sea.so dress in layers..pack...More

1  Thank cynthia g
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cynthia! Thank you for your positive review! So glad you decided to come out with us for your first trip to the Pacific Northwest- as I am sure you discovered the San Juan Islands truly are a special place. You are correct! We always...More

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Aaron C
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Char030588
6 April 2016|
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Hello! We work with the Pacific Whale Watch Association for our spotting network and know of any sightings in real time and have the equipment and crew to get you to any whales spotted. As orcas can travel up to 100... More
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Josiec206
5 April 2015|
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Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello! Peak season for orca sighting is the summer months typically from June through September. That being said there are orcas in our waters year round and lots of other wildlife too! We work with a wonderful spotting... More
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