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Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

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1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5315
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Captain Mike and naturalists JB and Allison did an exceptional job in making sure all of us had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gmtrimble
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Captain & Crew made this a great adventure!

We sailed on a Sat morning in September. Capt. Mike, Nina and Chandler (hope I got that correct... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
firemedic86
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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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 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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+1 360-378-5315
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Traci & Ivan were fantastics hosts for this trip. Ivan was in touch with other boats so knew where to go. Traci's enthusiasm and knowledge for Orcas really added to this experience. The company were really accommodating when our ferry to Friday harbour was delayed....More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The team that took us out was amazing, passionate, and helpful. They took their time to go out of the way to show us different whales, educate us on them, and they never hesitated to take a detour, even if it put them a little...More

Thank halyesays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour with an enthusiastic crew. Their passion for wildlife was obvious. Working with other boats, they tracked down a humpback whale and lots of orcas! It was an amazing adventure. I also appreciated their frank attitude about wildlife viewing. They did...More

Thank Marymarcia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I took this tour while our wives went kayaking. They saw no Orcas, while we were able to view a transient pod for about two hours NE of Orcas Island. The naturalists and boat crew were excellent and I would not hesitate...More

Thank Bill_U8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Zodiac tour with JB and Chris as our Captain and crew. It was such a great experience and it was obvious that they were enjoying it as much as the passengers were. We would highly recommend the Zodiac tour and would do...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very fortunate to see amazing wildlife. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. My girls learned a lot. Best part was that they took amazing pictures on the cruise and shared them with us after, big improvement to the pics I snapped on my...More

Thank SingleMomof2girls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I researched a few whale watching tours in Friday Harbor! For some reason this one just felt like a good one, so I booked it! The crew on the boat were so friendly and funny! They were open to questions and you could tell they...More

Thank angelis77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well done operation. The people are knowledgeable about orcas and their habitat. About an hour into our trip we found a pod of orcas and followed them for about an hour. We saw them spy hopping and tail slapping. We also saw...More

Thank jenlaur
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dirtgirl5w
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
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ReenBeanAZ
25 June 2016|
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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
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TomFromBellaire
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
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