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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Address: 1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Snug Harbor Marina and Resort, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watch &...

Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watch & wildlife tours from the best location to experience orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew, the most innovative boats, departing from the heart of it all, the west side of San Juan Island.

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My wife and I used Maya's Legacy Whale Watch on President's Day Weekend in February of 2017. My wife has been wanting to see orca whales her entire life. We seemed to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I used Maya's Legacy Whale Watch on President's Day Weekend in February of 2017. My wife has been wanting to see orca whales her entire life. We seemed to be surrounded by orcas from all directions. Captain Jim and April made my wife's dreams come true. Thank you both so much! We'll be back!

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you Maya's Legacy for making our visit to Friday Harbor unforgettable. We were here for President's Day week, and booked a whale watching trip. We went out on a blustery day on J-1 and had a lovely ride up around the San Juan's and Canadian Gulf Islands. Saw lots of bald eagles, seals, exotic deer and sheep on Speiden... More 

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Leavenworth, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

OMG I don't know where to begin. We came in October and it was raining, but on this day there was sunshine and the water was like glass. The resident Orcas had left, but the transient pod was there and we followed around 2 Momma's and their 3 calves. They played, nursed, breached, moonwalked, ate a seal or two :(,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I can't say more about how wonderful our trip was with Jeff and April!We called to request a tour for Christmas Eve. They were able to make arrangements for us right away (even though they hadn't planned a trip on that day). We had a superb experience with them. They are so knowledgeable and sweet! They work well in cooperation... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The trip started off great with my family and I meeting the captain (Jeff) and crew at a coffee shop next to the harbor. Going whale watching in December we were very aware that we may not see anything, however, not more than 10 minutes on the tour we saw two humpback whales. After watching the whales for over an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went on an Orca tour and it was totally awesome. The captain was extremely knowledgeable, the price was very reasonable. We highly recommend using Captain Jim and Maya's Legacy Whale Watching boats and crew. They are so nice and aim to please. Safety first.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We originally had Spencer as our captain. But our trip got canceled due to fowl weather. Mayas legacy was great. They gave us their numbers to let us know inside info on the whales and managed to work us in another day. Although the Southern Residents weren't there. (FYI people, these are wild animals and there native environment is San... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

the boat was the best we've had for a whale watch. it was a small, low catamaran that was extremely sturdy, though the water was smooth the whole time even with a small storm a few miles away. the captains jeff and jim were excellent, knowledgeable, and just as excited as we were to look for wildlife. the fact that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great tour with Jeff and Andy. The service was top notch and we saw incredible wildlife. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the things that was a must on our trip to the San Juan Islands was whale watching. We have seen Humpbacks quite a few times but never Orcas. After doing a little research on our own we were very happy to end up choosing Maya's! Only 11 people on a beautiful new boat with both a captain and... More 

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