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San Juan Excursions

#3 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
2 Spring St, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-6636
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Great day on the water!

A four hour journey that was awesome! Captain Pete and the two naturalists on board were extremely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
via mobile
Great Excursion - whales / no whales

Everyone was nice, knowledgeable, and making a great effort throughout. The boat felt safe... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paula K
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Our Guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Fun and educational whale watch/wildlife cruises you'll never forget! April through September from Friday Harbor in the "sunny San Juan Islands" aboard the spacious, comfortable and stable 65 foot vessel "Odyssey." Locally owned and operated with local naturalist guides. 10% AAA, military, teacher and other discounts.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2 Spring St, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-6636
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A four hour journey that was awesome! Captain Pete and the two naturalists on board were extremely knowledgeable about the area, sea life and making the trip very fun. We were lucky enough to spend time with a humpback whale which far exceeded any expectation...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everyone was nice, knowledgeable, and making a great effort throughout. The boat felt safe, spacious, and comfortable. Lots of good info from the naturalists who were loaded with info and very approachable. Also, admired the captains excellent docking skills! As a plus they send photos...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One the best experiences I ever had Brittney and Deb are so knowledgable of Whales.. and marine life .. We were so lucky there were several Pods of whales that we got to see so many diffrent behaviors .. they played and breeches .. it's...More

Thank Susanne S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a whale and sea mammal excursion with Captain Pete's San Juan Excursions . It was super Excellent. Not only did we get to see the beautiful Orcas, we also spotted bald eagles, porpoises and sea lions. To add to this beautiful whale watch,...More

Thank vhdonahue
Reviewed 6 days ago

Over the past 12 years, I have enjoyed whale watching multiple times with San Juan Excursions. I have family that lives locally and everyone knows that Captain Pete and his family are ethical on and off the water. He has amazing Naturalists working with him...More

Thank Alemap1212
Reviewed 6 days ago

June 9th we had a siblings get together on San Juan Island and MN, WI and CA (all of us past 50) spent the afternoon on Odyssey, some saw their first Orca and some their 500th - but we were all having a blast. Debbi...More

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year, Captain Pete and crew take my 7th grade students on a Marine Adventure cruise around the islands. It culminates our year of science education at Friday Harbor Middle School. It takes a special kind of crew to understand and address the characteristics of...More

Thank minkemcmain
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time aboard the Odyssey, with Captain Pete & the two naturalists extremely kind & very knowledgeable. Although we were a bit skeptical about actually seeing whales, even though they offer another free trip if they cannot spot any, they found a...More

Thank CAJ1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

The three of us had a great time on the Odyssey looking for orca whales, eagles, etc. We followed a transient pod, and were amazed at their virtuoso display. The naturalists on board, Debbie and Brittany, were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Thanks so much!

Thank Lin324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Juan Excursions provided us with an adventure we will remember forever. They promise you whale sighting or another tour for free. We did not need to take them up on that offer. We saw more whales than we could count. Naturalists on board help...More

Thank culbay
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What time of year are whales in this area?
18 August 2015|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
There are resident pods. But the migrants visit also.