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San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

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2 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-298-0012
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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. Come aboard “Natsilane,” named after an Orca Whale legend, a 30’ Albin Fast Express Cruiser, and enjoy a comfortable heated cabin, with indoor and outdoor seating, restroom and snack bar. Don't be a sardine in a can on a big boat -- enjoy an intimate experience in the beautiful San Juan Islands!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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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Reviewed 3 November 2015

We enjoyed a whale watching trip in October with Captain Hobbs and the excursion was fantastic! We saw lots of seals and porpoises and we were lucky enough to see a pod of transient orcas swim right past the boat. The highlight of the trip...More

2  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We went out on October 20th with Captain Niles. I'm a frequent visitor to the islands and a whale watching enthusiast. This was my first time out with this charter, and it won’t be my last. While we didn't see my favorites, the Southern Residents,...More

1  Thank sharkshouse
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Very disappointing and very costly for what we got. 3 hours on the boat and the captain didn't even have a bottle of water for anyone. He was less than friendly and when you asked a question he acted as if you were bothering him....More

1  Thank Topzty
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Took seaplane there, arrived too early though, had too much time on the island, but the whale watching tour was great, saw many orca whales, but can't get too close, guide very friendly and informative.

1  Thank Lei D
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We just happened to be the only 2 on the tour today so Captain Alan allowed us to decide what we wanted to see and then went out of his way (and way over time) to find the Orcas that we came all the way...More

2  Thank JHerlig
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A great tour. Small group. Captain Allen was passionate about wildlife, whales and the environment. Saw many whales and seals. It was a great time.

1  Thank joejac123
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I had amazing trip on Sep 2nd 2015, The Captain is very friendly and he has sold knowledge about marine eco system. I saw Orcas, Whales and other marine life. I highly recommend “San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours”.

Thank Vijay N
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I had a wonderful time and seen many whales on the day we went out--July 2nd. I chose a smaller boat company because I prefer to be with a small group of people verses being in a large crowd. Captain Alan was the best, very...More

1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We took the smaller boat, just my daughter, 2 other women and me. Capt Allen was so educated and respectful of all the natural surroundings, animals/mammals and his passengers. I'm looking forward to returning next summer to see the orcas again with my husband. We...More

2  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We took a smaller boat with only 4 other passengers (6 total) and this was a great way to see the Islands and the wildlife. We saw Orcas, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals and our guide Alan did a nice job of explaining the area. Highly...More

3  Thank Fitz14
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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