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San Juan Excursions

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Our Guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Fun and educational whale watch/wildlife cruises you'll never forget! April through September from Friday Harbor in the "sunny San Juan Islands" aboard the spacious, comfortable and stable 65 foot...more
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2 Spring St, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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All reviews captain pete rain check whale watching free trip minke whales knowledgeable naturalists crew members took pictures harbor seals excellent tour transient whales great trip an awesome experience comfortable boat san juan j pod puget sound
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Crew went out of their way to see that we viewed sea life. It was great. Very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip and Capt. Pete went out of his way to get us to a place we could see some Orcas. Enjoyed informative staff and snacks. The weather was unbelievably perfect."

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beth R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Our naturalist was very informative, pointing out harbor seals, a bald eagle and Cormorants along the way to the highlight of seeing an orca pod..She was so knowledgeable and sincere in sharing the plight of the declining population of orcas due to pollution and lack...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Becky C
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The naturalists not only knew their material, they presented it in a manner that made you want to know more. Captain Pete must be eagle-eyed to spot the wildlife he called out to us. If you are anywhere near the San Juan Islands, make an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Took the all day trip and day and all our expectations were surpassed. Yes, we saw whales, which is pretty important on a whale watching trip. But the experience was greatly enhanced by the guides, who were extremely knowledgeable and articulate. The ship was large,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank S2756DXstevenk
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We recently returned to San Juan Excursions to book a private charter with all of our wedding guests and it was INCREDIBLE. The level of knowledge of the on board naturalists and the epic wildlife viewing opportunities far surpassed our greatest hopes for the trip....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We were so impressed with the knowledge of the crew, and their total dedication to the Orca families. It was a phenomenal trip, seeing all 3 pods, J, K, and L. "

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TeresaE210
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Besides being fortunate enough to see sooo many whales, we loved all the information that is shared with us about them and the impact that as a human we are making on their survival. Changed the way we look at whales totally and started making...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank krishnakanth1989
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry over to San Juan Island to catch the whale watching tour. The island is picturesque and we enjoyed lunch and dinner before returning on the ferry. Our favorite part was the whale watching tour with San Juan Excursions. We met at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Coastal69340
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Even though we didn’t see orca we did see humpbacks and a whole lot of other wildlife. All of the crew were friendly and informative. I can’t wait to take another trip with you!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Laurie W
14 May 2018|
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Response from nmhy27del | Reviewed this property |
$99 per person plus tax If you don’t see whales they give you a voucher to return for another boat ride.
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StacyL62
18 August 2015|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
There are resident pods. But the migrants visit also.
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