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Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

#2 of 25 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-5315
Review Highlights
Orcas - L pod

So fun! Captain Peter, Allison, and Jeanette gave us the best experience. Captain Peter knew... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Everett, Washington
via mobile
We saw whales closely!

We were lucky, that 4 whales were in their sleeping mode and we can see them closely, captain... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Heaven L
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Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Owner Operated, Experienced Local Naturalist Guides, Small Groups, Two Great Boats. Choose from the fast and comfortable 46' Western Prince II (limited to 32 passengers or less, with seating for 41) or, for the more adventurous, the Expedition Style 30' Western Explorer (limited to 15 passengers or less).
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-5315
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So fun! Captain Peter, Allison, and Jeanette gave us the best experience. Captain Peter knew exactly where to go and how to use that boat to get us to the right spot where we could see the Orca whales today. I highly recommend them.

Thank StephSouthwick
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky, that 4 whales were in their sleeping mode and we can see them closely, captain Michael extended the time of the tour as it's really a excellent chance to see watch the whales.

Thank Heaven L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Captain Michael and Nan took us on a great trip. We saw a lot of whales. The crew was top notch and helped us have a great day. We have been on this boat several times and always had a good time even when the...More

Thank Stu1846
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Mike, Katie and Chandler were all super fantastic hosts. I loved how excited they got seeing the puffin and whales. They were very knowledgeable and the tour was and absolute blast. We even stayed a little longer because the whales were feeding on something....More

Thank Jodi V
Reviewed 1 week ago

entertaining, funny, interesting... The captain and the crew are great! and we were lucky and watched a whale at just a few yards of us. The boat is fast and the tour is superb well organized. Plenty of interesting stories that makes the time fly...More

Thank mulargui
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go whale watching every chance we can, this was the best ever! The staff was helpful, knowledgeable and overall our experience was amazing. The Whales were right in front of us and went right under the boat! I loved every minute and did not...More

Thank Gurley2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boy did we get lucky. Windy weather for 2 days prior to our whale watching. Our morning was sunny and perfect. First off our crew was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The boat (Western Price II) was comfortable and very stable. Surroundings beautiful and to Top-it-off...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Western Prince is a very professional outfit. Knowledgeable captain and guide -- Ivan handles the boat well and safely, but also goes fast, which is a blast. Will probably get spray of seawater in the face, but your suit & gear will keep you warm...More

Thank dschoenburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous Orca activity...they even emailed us professional pictures they took so we could just enjoy the experience

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Thank Lynette P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon with Western Prince this July 4th weekend, and had an amazing experience interacting (per legal regulation) with some amazing Orcas! Not only that, but also spent some time finding bald eagles and seals throughout the bay. The staff is very well...More

Thank alejandrac725
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Questions & Answers
15 February 2017|
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Response from Traci W | Property representative |
San Juan Island (90 miles north of Seattle) is the best place for orca whale watching as we are located in the heart of Salish Sea. Orca whales range through the San Juan Islands the most between May and October when the... More
25 June 2016|
Response from Traci W | Property representative |
Hey ReenBeanAZ! Peak season for whales is considered mid-May through mid October. September is a wonderful time to be on the island. We start to get lots of migratory species coming in the area and whales are around. Keep... More
31 October 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
Roche Harbor is an actual "town" on the Island. Anacortes doesnt have much, but it has Anthony's. Anthony's is going to be your only "nice" restaurant around, especially this time of the year. It's right on the marina, by... More