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Spirit of Orca Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours

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Spirit of Orca Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours
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The Most Loved Cetaceans of the World, Friday Harbor WA 'An Intimate and Personal Experience with your captain and the whales' 6 Passenger Limit! Observing whales in the 'WILD' in their 'Natural Environment' is one of our greatest passions and after...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Spring Street Landing, Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the best thing that I have ever done! Ken was so knowledgeable about the orcas and was able to answer all my questions- I had a lot as I'm so fascinated by these amazing, spiritual creatures. His boat was great and the small...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do trip if you love everything Ocean. The boat is modern and enclosed below deck and the upper observation deck is fab. The information onboard was really good they had a marine specialist so we were well informed.. we saw so many whales,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank helga1985
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids - 10 & 8) had only one full day at the end of December to come an explore San Juan Island. We were aware that this is WAY outside of a normal tourist season and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natalia M
KenR1923, Owner at Spirit of Orca Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Natalia, Thank You for the kind words and I very much look forward to seeing you all again. Happy New Year.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

If I could give Captain Ken and our experience more than 5 stars, I would! This was our first time on a whale watch, so I wanted a small personal experience. Captain Ken and his boat met and exceeded our expectations. A few minutes after...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mccaffla
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We purposely looked for a smaller sized boat with fewer people and a Captain who was knowledgeable and appropriately respectful to the wildlife. Captain Ken offers all that and more. While the trip will only take 6 people to start with, we were fortunate to...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

As we were the only boat out of Friday Harbour in November it took some resources and skill to be able to find cetaceans. Our captain had all of those, combined with the very calm and sunny weather made it a very memorable day,

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Captain Ken was one of the only people willing to take us out so late in the season. We knew our odds of seeing whales were lower but it was our honeymoon and we wanted to try. He stayed in touch with a network of...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Ken was great... VERY knowledgeable, professional, and fun. Most importantly, he found Orcas and positioned is for some great views and photos. To top it off, he is an amazing (award winning) philotographer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank faboullosa
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We headed out in a thick fog and it looked like it was going to be tough to see any whales. Ken was persistent and we got to see some humpback whales before the end of the day. It was obvious that Ken had a...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

My two grown children, one 5 yr-old grandson and I had a marvelous whale-and-wildlife-watching tour with Ken of Spirit of Orca Tours. As well as finding a group of 3 Orcas which we followed for quite a while, Ken also took us to view Sea...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Teresa W
21 August 2017|
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Response from captkenrea | Property representative |
No limit. I have infant, child, and youth life preservers.
20 December 2016|
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Response from LDRSOO | Property representative |
The cost for a tour is $115.00 plus tax ($9.54) and a $2.00 conservation fee. Total is $126.54 per person for a three hour tour.
Diane R
18 July 2015|
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Response from Anna W | Reviewed this property |
I read that the peak whale watching time in the San Juans is from May through September.