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San Juan Safaris

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“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 27 July 2018

From beginning to end, San Juan Safaris took great care of us. The booking process was welcoming and easy, the boats were well maintained and our naturalist, Rachel, was knowledgeable and fun. We took the adventure tour and covered a lot of ground quickly. The...More

Thank lynnrowley
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the staff! They were so knowledgeable and we found whales. Took our three month old and our nine year old grandchildren and it worked out great. Would do again.

Thank O2860IWdianed
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I highly recommend San Juan Safaris if you are looking for a great trip for whale watching! I had family in town from Philadelphia and wanted them to see some of the great things we have in the Pac Northwest. We took the Anacortes Ferry...More

2  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 21 July 2018

At one point in our trip, I thought about asking the boat staff if it ever got "old" seeing the beautiful orca whales; then I realized that it would be a ridiculous question. As excited and thrilled as every person on the boat was to...More

1  Thank Advebture
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took their whale watch excursion. We weren’t sure what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised: the tour was over three hours long and the weather was glorious; the staff of three (boat captain and two guides, both of which had...More

1  Thank collinsml
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Called them up and they took care of almost everything. Sea plane from Seattle, hotel recommendations, cold weather gear, and guidance on what to personally bring. Spent the night with no stress, and some great memories.More

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Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Many thanks for your kind words! Glad to hear for that we helped create a seamless San Juan Safaris and San Juan Island experience. Please be sure to visit us on your next adventure to the Pacific Northwest! Brian Goodremont San Juan Safaris Friday Harbor,...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Summary: Take seaplane if coming from Seattle Friendly/knowledgeable crew RIDE THE KESTREL. TIP THE CREW. The reservation process was easy an extremely friendly. I booked online to go aboard the SeaLion, however I added a note to contact me if a spot opened up on...More

1  Thank Sneakych
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We took the Adventure Tour package and could not have been happier. From the time we booked, they called and checked in on us to see if we had any questions. They were great on questions before we booked. And they even checked in again...More

Thank BuBunch
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We have been looking forward to our trip with San Juan Safaris for months, and it exceeded all our expectations. We were thrilled to see humpback whales, two pods of orcas, bald eagles, and seals on our trip. Our guide Jordan was enthusiastic and informative....More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

So happy that we booked our whale watching excursion with San Juan Safaris! It was our last day on the island and we hadn’t seen any whales. Thank you Ashley for booking us on the 5:30pm tour. We hit the jackpot! Your crew, Captain Mike...More

Thank anneb1229
Brian G, Owner at San Juan Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Many thanks for your review, Anne! We really enjoyed having you on the water. Glad to hear that we met our goal of creating the best whale watch & wildlife tour experience on San Juan Island. Your videos from your sunset tour are incredible, and...More

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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