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San Juan Safaris

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“harbor seals”(9 reviews)
“captain mike”(6 reviews)
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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10 Front St Ste 102, WA 98250-7976
+1 800-450-6858
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Reviewed yesterday 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 Donna

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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 5 days 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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Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time out with this company. First time was last year around the same time of year. Knowledgeable staff and great boat with a closed in cabin should it be too cold for you on the water. First trip we saw a...More

2  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This company was suggested by their sister company San Juan Island Outfitters that I did a kayak trip with the previous day. The staff is very qualified and upbeat. The safety briefing for the boat was very thorough and the two guides onboard also gave...More

1  Thank Rblampton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best whale watch I’ve ever been on. My friend and I are visiting San Juan Island for only a few days, so there is much to do with little time to do it. We went on a whale watch aboard the speedier raft with naturalist...More

1  Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was hands down one of the coolest boat tours we have ever been on! My wife & I did the high speed adventure tour aboard The Kestrel for our honeymoon excursion and it definitely exceeded our expectations! First off, our naturalist Alexandria was very...More

1  Thank Kendrick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour on the Sealion Boat which provided both indoor and outdoor space. The captain and naturalists were both helpful and friendly. Our tour spent about two hours before finding five pods of Orcas well into Canadian waters. Though a safe distance was...More

1  Thank Adam K
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your testimonial, Adam! We enjoyed having your families on board. Our #1 goal is to create a memorable wildlife viewing experience. And it sounds like we succeeded. To future guests - we love hosting families with small children! Getting the next generation...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are huge nature lovers, so I'll start there, but even given that, it is hard to put into words how incredible it is to get up close to the Orcas in the San Juan Islands. We did the 10 am tour...More

1  Thank JAF4
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for your kind words. We work very hard to provide the highest quality whale & wildlife viewing experience in the San Juan Islands. Thank you for letting us know we succeeded! Glad we were able to create a memorable tour for you...More

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Aaron C
6 September 2018|
Response from O2860IWdianed | Reviewed this property |
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6 April 2016|
Response from Brian G | Property representative |
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
5 April 2015|
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