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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Best Whale Watching Group

I had been wanting to go whale watching in the Salish Sea for quite some time and Maya's Legacy was... read more

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Diego A
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The boat had really comfortable seats, small group with 2 very knowledgeable guides. They provided... read more

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Suzanne b
De Pere, Wisconsin
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Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching & wildlife tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, the best location to experience Orca whales in the wild. We also offer private charter whale watch & wildlife tours...more
14 Cannery Landing, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7976
+1 360-378-7996
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Reviewed today

I had been wanting to go whale watching in the Salish Sea for quite some time and Maya's Legacy was absolutely the best possible choice to make this experience come true. The captain and guides were phenomenal and extremely knowledgeable. If you're looking for a...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The boat had really comfortable seats, small group with 2 very knowledgeable guides. They provided binoculars too. Saw a pod of orcas, minkes, and Stellar sea lions.

Thank Suzanne b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are so happy we picked this company over others. There were a total of 12 people, 1 captain, and 2 crew members aboard. We had a great time watching whales, birds, and seals. The staff was knowledgeable and they did whatever they could to...More

Thank asdfyellow
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't pass up on Maya's; it was an outstanding and fun time for me and my kids. Small group with a knowledgeable and attentive team (Capt Daven and April) to help and explain what we were seeing. They were very friendly and great to experience...More

Thank rtm623
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on several trips with Mayas Legacy and it has to be said that what started out as a good trip by the end of our stay in Friday Harbour it had turned into an awesome trip. At first there were no orcas around...More

Thank Puffinandperegrine
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time whale watching with our twin 11 year olds. We saw orcas, humpbacks, jellyfish, birds, etc. Friendly knowledgeable staff gave us great information on what we were seeing, answered all our questions and were attentive to all on board. Highly recommended!

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Spencer was awesome. Very friendly and informative. The other two crew members I can’t remember their names were also super informative, kind and friendly. They provided us with binoculars and a blanket! I enjoyed the fact that the boat was intimate and there were...More

Thank melmel561
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick side trip getaway to San Juan Island between business trips to west coast USA. Chose Maya’s amongst the plethora of operators in the area due to the smaller group size (11 of us in the boat plus captain Jeff and his crew). Picked the...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew of 3 for only 15 passengers meant lots of personal attention. Extremely knowledgeable on ecology and different species. Boat was state of the art. Made 35 knots. Enabled captain to get us to orcas location that afternoon. Enclosed cabin a plus. No wind. No...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the perfect afternoon with Captain Spencer and his crew! We were able to watch two transient orcas hunting a unaware seal-- while Spencer narrated what we were watching. It was an incredible afternoon. We learned so much about the ecosystems and what is...More

Thank Deb L
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7 July 2018|
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Response from PAT H | Reviewed this property |
We tipped $20 but don’t feel obligated. They appreciate anything you give.
29 April 2018|
Response from Jeff F | Property representative |
Hi. Our tours are all small group tours on smaller vessels and unfortunately we are not able to accommodate animals onboard.
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8 December 2017|
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Response from cdtraveller | Reviewed this property |
There were no waves the day we went out.