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“Amazing whale watching!”
Review of San Juan Safaris

San Juan Safaris
Ranked #8 of 55 Tours in San Juan Islands
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 natural habitat. For over 20 years, San Juan Safaris has been offering the highest quality whale watching tours with a focus on our guests’ experiences and respectful wildlife viewing. Experience orcas, seals, sea lions, eagles, and more from the comfort of our safe, fast, and US Coast Guard approved vessels. With four vessels and multiple daily departure times, there’s sure to be a tour that’s right for you. Our seasoned Captains will keep you safe while aboard our vessels and position the boat in prime locations for whale and wildlife viewing. All of our tours are staffed by seasoned Captains and passionate Marine Naturalists who will teach you about the wildlife, ecology, and geology of the Salish Sea. We encourage you to ask questions and love to share stories about orcas and the local area. Choose from two vessel tours: M/V Sea Lion: The Sea Lion is our flagship vessel, built specifically for whale watching & wildlife viewing. 55 feet, comfortable, stable, great for passengers of all ages and mobility levels. Restroom on board, 360* viewing deck, heated inside cabin. Great for families and groups. M/V Kestrel: The Kestrel is our new high-speed adventure vessel-- perfect for anyone looking for an exciting excursion! Fast, safe, and comfortable. 360* viewing deck, all-weather exposure suits keep you warm and dry, plus on board marine bathroom. Fun and fast! This tour is great for passengers 8 years and older. Our brand new Whale Watch Headquarters is located just feet from the ferry terminal in Friday Harbor, and steps from local restaurants and shops. Stop by and say “hello” to learn more about our tours and the best spots on San Juan Island to explore. Visit our retail and gift shop for the latest in northwest guide style. Don’t forget to stop by our new Ridetide Café for coffee, sandwiches, desserts, and more!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our naturalist Rachel, shared the most amazing information about the individuals and families of these resident Orcas as we floated among them for 2 hours! Fantastic and unforgettable experience - especially on the "Kestral" the smaller, fast zodiac boat let us be eye to eye with them...magical!

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Thanks to Sarah M, my boyfriend and I had a fabulous time. Even if it was a little rainy we had a great experience and great company!
Thank you again for making my dream come true!!!
Jessica and Jose

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