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Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

#2 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-5315
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Excellent crew, tour and experience!

An experience of a lifetime! Be sure to book a tour with these professionals. We were treated like... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rushville, Illinois
Great company

We chose Western Prince on recommendation from a friend. This company run a small boat (max 32... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Owner Operated, Experienced Local Naturalist Guides, Small Groups, Two Great Boats. Choose from the fast and comfortable 46' Western Prince II (limited to 32 passengers or less, with seating for 41) or, for the more adventurous, the Expedition Style 30' Western Explorer (limited to 15 passengers or less).
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-5315
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An experience of a lifetime! Be sure to book a tour with these professionals. We were treated like friends and they absolutely know how to find whales. Our captain's skill was impressive and the naturalist on board share her knowledge enthusiastically. Our party of nine...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose Western Prince on recommendation from a friend. This company run a small boat (max 32 people) which gives a personal touch to the experience. The crew are all seasoned naturalists who share their knowledge willingly. Both trips we saw whales as the captain...More

Thank JetLaggedMaureen
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our trip with the Western Prince crew on June 17th, 2017. The team were very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. We had an amazing experience, where we saw the entire L-pod and some transient orcas! We were lucky to have been able to watch...More

Thank Sushdas
Reviewed 5 days ago

My goal was to see one whale in its natural habitat. Goal met and exceeded! We saw 6 transient orcas! We saw up to 30 resident orcas! We saw orcas hunting down a dolphin. Wow! The naturalists were super knowledgeable and could explain things in...More

Thank Louise N Jim R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been on a number of Whale/Wildlife tours and in my opinion Western Prince is at the top of the field. First, the boat is just the right size...not too big or too small. But what really makes the trip is the crew. The 2...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was awesome The orca whales came right up next to are boat we got great pictures thank you. Would recommend this if you want to see orca whales

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Reviewed 5 days ago

On our three hour tour, we were in sight of orcas almost continually. Saw two different pods, on of which contained 30 animals and passed right in front of the boat, the other we saw hunting porpoises. On top of that, saw all the other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up and took the ferry to San Juan Island while staying in Seattle on a family vacation. They had rescheduled us from a previous day because of a bad storm - very nice of the staff to alert us and accomodate us rather...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing day! We saw a family of Orca Whales, a Humpback Whale, Lion Seals, and even a couple of eagles and their nests. Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. They even had snacks in the boat for sale and free binoculars! Thank you!

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an amazing experience! Chris (the naturalist) was extremely informative, Captain Nancy was excellent, and both were very entertaining! We saw 2 pods of transient orcas, several seals and eagles, and some sea lions. It was everything I had hoped for! Thank you so much...More

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When is the best time to see Orca whales?
16 February 2017|
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Response from Traci W | Property representative |
San Juan Island (90 miles north of Seattle) is the best place for orca whale watching as we are located in the heart of Salish Sea. Orca whales range through the San Juan Islands the most between May and October when the... More
Is it worth the visit Labor Day Weekend? Is that an optimal time to see the whales?
25 June 2016|
Response from Traci W | Property representative |
Hey ReenBeanAZ! Peak season for whales is considered mid-May through mid October. September is a wonderful time to be on the island. We start to get lots of migratory species coming in the area and whales are around. Keep... More
After whale watching, I will be driving back to Seattle. I'm looking for a nice restaurant on the water to have dinner on the way back. Any recommendations?
31 October 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
Roche Harbor is an actual "town" on the Island. Anacortes doesnt have much, but it has Anthony's. Anthony's is going to be your only "nice" restaurant around, especially this time of the year. It's right on the marina, by... More