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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching

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Address: Snug Harbor Resort, near the end of Mitchell Bay Road on the west side of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching &...

Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides small group whale watching & wildlife tours from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, the best location to experience Orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew and the most innovative boats. We offer two convenient departure locations on San Juan Island.

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What a wonderful day! I can't believe all the sea life we saw during our excursion. Stellar Sea lions, Dahl porpoise, Harbor porpoises, sea lion, eagles...oh my!!! There is a... read more

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a wonderful day! I can't believe all the sea life we saw during our excursion. Stellar Sea lions, Dahl porpoise, Harbor porpoises, sea lion, eagles...oh my!!! There is a reason this group is 5 star! Thanks so much for making this day great!

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Sultan, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing company! I booked a trip for my wife's birthday and Maya's did not disappoint. First off, snug point is great. Quiet, clean, and easy to get to. A 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor and the chaos that goes along with ferry after ferry full of people. We were greeted by Beth, an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chartered a private boat for a bachelorette party and it was unforgettable!! There were 13 of us and Jeff, Spencer and Rachel were more than accommodating - they exceeded my expectations. It was so easy to book the charter months in advance, they even moved a few charters around so we could have the set time we needed to... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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It was truly a highlight of our 10 day Pacific Northwest vacation! We had a total of 6 people and went out on the catamaran Imagine with Captain Alan and our naturalist Beth. They both did a great job! Even though three of the people in our group suffered from sea sickness on the ferry, we had no issues on... More 

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Gilroy, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two "senior" couples went out of Snug Harbor with Captain Jim Maya, looking for whales and wildlife in the San Juans. We weren't disappointed. While we didn't see any orcas on the trip (you can only see what is there!), we did get up close and personal with 4 different groups of humpback whales, saw a number of bald eagles... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This whale watching trip was top notch! Jeff, Alan and Maggie were fantastic guides. We were fortunate enough to follow two humpback whales that put on quite a show! We didn't find any orcas but our crew tried their hardest to find some. We saw lots of sea lions, stellar seals, and eagles. Loved it so much we are going... More 

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Parker, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maya's people is what makes this the best. The staff is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable . Great for ALL ages. Our tour ranged from 8 to 85 years old and everyone was very comfortable in their awesome boat. It was thrilling to see not only whales but other wildlife. When we go back this is the company we will... More 

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on San Juan Island for 2 weeks, April 16-30. Everyday we would watch for whales maybe to catch one close to shore. I never get tired of observing this most magnificent creature. On April 25th we decided to take a whale tour so we talked with Rachel and decided okay. Went out of Snug Cove and it ended... More 

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Thank Audrey K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked an evening excursion on J1 out of Friday Harbor and the trip exceeded our expectations truly making it an experience of a lifetime! The crew was knowledgeable, friendly, and funny and really made the experience personal. The boat was absolutely amazing - clean and you feel so close to the wildlife - even inside the cabin. We had... More 

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Thank Whitney M
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wonderful experience on our whale-watching day! The weather was perfect, Jeff and Alan were our guides and both were extremely knowledgable about all of the marine life. They have a new, very fast boat, so we were able to cover lots of area. The boat was also extremely comfortable, with inside seating and outside viewing areas. We saw... More 

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