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San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

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“captain hobbes”(33 reviews)
“great trip”(14 reviews)
“whale watching”(13 reviews)
Whales Rock! Enjoy a six-passenger, personalized whale & wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Join Captain Hobbes who grew up on the water in England and has been operating whale watch tours and passenger vessels in the San Juan Islands for 12 years...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-298-0012
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All reviews captain hobbes great trip whale watching smaller boat intimate experience these beautiful creatures sea life nice boat beautiful sunny day resident pod wealth of knowledge an amazing experience salmon hobbs extinction whales crew
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We had a blast! We did not see any Orcas but had an amazing time. We got to see plenty of sealife and was a great time. Can't wait to go back next year. Thank you so Much Captain Hobbs

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank timcleavenger
Hobbes B, Owner at San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Captain Hobbes was Awesome, he was upfront and told us we may not catch up to the whales But we did and got to see them. It started out rainy but the sun did come out. Their was 5 in our group and a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip with Capt. Hobbes. Great day out on the water. We saw 10 to 1w members of "J"pod. Captain Hobbes is very knowledgeable about the Orcas.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcpolk
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Captain Hobbes provided us with an amazing experience over the Labor Day weekend. My fiance was very keen on seeing the Orcas and Captain Hobbes delivered. We were provided an experience and an education of the Orcas during our time with him. He is clearly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malkial1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Captain Hobbes' smaller-boat tour is absolutely the way to see the Salish Sea whales and learn about the pod while you watch them in their natural habitat. Captain Hobbes took our family of six (including two young children) out for a midday tour to find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vwatts44
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great guy, knowledgeable, passionate about the fate of orca whales, committed to protection efforts. We were a group of five on the boat for the tour, including two small children. The boat was the right size and arrangement for us, and Captain Hobbes was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank 0vernight0nTheRoad
Reviewed 26 August 2018

If you are interested in seeing Orca whales without posing a threat to this endangered species, Captain Hobbes is the man for the job. He is both a knowledgeable naturalist and dedicated conservationist. He answered my many questions about the whales we were out to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank danielsamato
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely great time on this cruise! Course it was really helpful that it was a beautiful sunny day. But they take the cruises out on rain or shine. Their website could’ve been a little more descriptive. And that it was a little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RandyLynn B
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time seeing grey whales. The seating was very intimate and a small family run operation. Everyone had a great time and were treated well. This is a great Operation and suitable for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shirleen064
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Our guide and Captain Hobbes was extremely friendly and personable. His knowledge of the marine life and the characteristics of the Salish Sea geology was very impressive. It was apparent that Hobbes is passionate about orcas and their protection. We saw no whales or dolphins,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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21 August 2017|
Response from bevatx | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The Orcas were great!
24 August 2016|
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Response from Hobbes B | Property representative |
Hello, yes both boats have firm upright seating, but please think twice about bringing someone on a boat with back issues… Cheers
26 October 2015|
Response from Hobbes B | Property representative |
Hello, all the small boats are the same price $105 plus tax, none of the bigger boats run in the fall and winter that I'm aware of. We leave the dock at 12:00 for a 21/2 - 3:00 hour tour. Thank you for your interest in my... More