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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
+1 360-378-7996
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Fantastic experience

It was a beautiful day filled with orca and humpback whales and harbor seals, steller and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patrick F
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Phenomenal!

We took out of Roche Harbor. Our boat could hold 6 tourists, the naturalist and the captain. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arvan2013
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New Haven, Missouri
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Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching & wildlife tours from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, the best location to experience Orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew and the most innovative boats. We offer two convenient departure locations on San Juan Island.
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Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day filled with orca and humpback whales and harbor seals, steller and california sea lions. They have a fantastic enthusiasm and genuine excitement for sea life that you can't help but get swept up in. The comfy seats and large heated...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took out of Roche Harbor. Our boat could hold 6 tourists, the naturalist and the captain. We had plenty of room to move and see all around us. I am a naturalist that does boat tours in FL. I understand there are times when...More

Thank Arvan2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very short trip to San Juan Islands as a repeat visit, and wanted to take family members (my Mom and her sister) on their first whale watching experience. After looking at the two main options, I selected Maya's as it seemed more...More

Thank Nicholsfamilytravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Jim was amazing. He made sure we saw orcas and hump back whales. We also saw many sea lions, seals and a sea otter. Jim provided us with great information and history about the animals and the area. We all had a marvelous time....More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captains Spencer and Jeff not only know their whales, they know where to find them. On September 4 they took us half way to Canada, crossing the border, where we saw three different pods of whales and well over 50 individual whales. I don't know...More

Thank cdtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast with Alan And Jimmie! We saw Orcas, Humpbacks, Harbour seals, Stellar seals, sea lions, sea otter and harbor porpoise. The knowledge these two bring is fantastic. They made our adventure extremely memorable!

Thank skmc60
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an amazing day! We left Friday Harbor on J1 on a cold, rainy day. Captain Jeff knew we all wanted to see orcas and he delivered! We spent a few hours watching the southern resident whales play! We also saw many other...More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Jim Maya was phenomenal as a naturalist and historian. He pointed out and found Orcas, Humpbacks, Stellar Sea Lions, California sea lions, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, etc. Spent many hours over 5 days with him and folks from the Humans and Orcas Retreat...More

Thank Adavignon
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had taken a whale watching tour thirteen years ago and wanted to try it again based on the great experience we had before. I went with Maya's based on previous Trip Advisor reviews and was not let down. Captain Spencer and...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Juan Islands are incredible and a whale watching trip is a must do here. The scenery and variety of animals are unmatched. We travel a lot and can honestly say that this was one of our best excursions ever. We spent about an...More

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Martha C
11 June 2017|
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Response from Briana H | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I believe all three do, although I can only speak for the boat we were on, Imagine. This boat had a bathroom as well as a covered cabin with heated seats!
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rayne_8
16 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your questions regarding traveling the San Juan Islands. There are car rentals available from Friday Harbor, but to our knowledge there are no companies that allow for a drop off on other islands. We... More
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Moonbeammama
19 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Our vessels, along with the other whale watching boats in the area, strictly abide by federal regulations as well as voluntary guidelines established by the Pacific Whale Watch Association... More
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