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Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

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1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-5315
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We went on a whale watching tour in early October with Western Prince and had a blast! We saw a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Savannah, Georgia
Dedicated Captain & Crew

We all know whale sightings are not guaranteed but it is still disappointing to learn that no... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Jacqueline K
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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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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 12 October 2017

We went on a whale watching tour in early October with Western Prince and had a blast! We saw a humpback whale, six orcas, a Stellar sea lion, harbor seals, a bald eagle and Dall's porpoises, as well as bighorn sheep and mountain goats. The...More

Thank Heeldawg1962
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We all know whale sightings are not guaranteed but it is still disappointing to learn that no whales had been seen or heard in the area. We were told to keep a watch and not to give up. When an Orca pod was reportedly heard,...More

Thank Jacqueline K
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. We had booked at another company and it turns out they didn't have enough to go out so we chose Western Prince as our back up. The boat was plenty large and very smooth. The crew were friendly, helpful, and...More

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a great day searching for orcas but unfortunately were not successful. They encouraged us to return another day on them - no expiration date. Second trip --- we saw a humpback just out the harbor, sea lions, seals, 7 orcas, dolphins, eagles, deer,...More

Thank 25yrsHawaii
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Okay this is one experience you don't want to miss. Book the zodiac and head for the most fun adventure. Even if the whales are busy somewhere else, which is doubtful, you will learn so much about the Salish Sea and the San Juan Islands....More

Thank Stepmonstersusan
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Whale watching - we got hooked on looking out for these magnificent animals. Not only whales but seals, sea lions, eagles and lots of other wildlife. Staff were highly enthusiastic and entertaining. Beyond expectations. What with the scenery, exhilaration of a fast boat ride and...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I was worried about spending over 100 bucks and not see orcas. But the crew were great and it was more Ethan just orcas . We did see a pod of orcas for an hour but also seals eagles walrus and lots more wildlife ....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The staff was knowledgeable and we were lucky enough to visit on a pristine day loaded with orca sightings! The captain was great about maneuvering the boat for optimal viewing opportunities and keeping in contact with other boaters to find the orca pods. Awesome experience!

Thank DubsyB
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Captain Mike and naturalists JB and Allison did an exceptional job in making sure all of us had a rich experience. The crew puts a lot of emphasis on safety, without being heavy-handed. While they can never guarantee that clients will see Orcas, Mike was...More

Thank gmtrimble
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We sailed on a Sat morning in September. Capt. Mike, Nina and Chandler (hope I got that correct), provided us with great sightseeing and knowledge of a variety of wildlife, as well as of the Islands. We came away with an even greater appreciation and...More

Thank firemedic86
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Questions & Answers
15 February 2017|
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Response from Traci1632 | 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 Traci1632 | 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