Maya's Legacy Whale Watching, Friday Harbor

Maya's Legacy Whale Watching is located in Friday Harbor. With our international travel planner, Friday Harbor attractions like Maya's Legacy Whale Watching can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited San Juan Island over the Christmas holidays. Six of us went on a tour on Dec. 27th, knowing full well that we would see wildlife, but might not see whales. Had a great time - saw many seals...  more »
  • Maya's Legacy was a tremendous company with dedicated advocates and whale experts. We learned so much about the San Juan Islands, larger ecosystem and all its inhabitants. You can never be certain you...  more »
  • Our whale watching trip - our first ever - was hands-down the highlight of our trip. The crew were all knowledgeable, fun, and interested in making our trip the best. The boat held 13. With the cool, ...  more »
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  • Small boat size. Captain and crew were excellent. If you don't want to be on a cattle boat, this is the company for you. Twin hull, very stable. Our best whale watching tour ever.
  • Absolutely incredible, our outing couldn't have been any better. Jeff & Meegan were an amazing tag team for my family's adventure - knowledgeable, accommodating, fun, inspiring, professional and, by the end of the day, friends. We were so lucky in our sightings - saw two pods of transient orcas (with youth & babies!), the side of Safari Island filled with deer and sheep, sea lions and seals. Truly a magical day - thanks to Jeff & Meegan. Hats off (but not for long it was chilly!) to this crew.
  • Our captain and naturalist were outstanding. It was partly good luck but, to a considerable measure , it was owing to the skill and determination of the captain that we saw two wonderful groups of orcas, one feeding on seals over near Victoria and one group that chased and caught a porpoise in the strait. Very dramatic feeding behaviors. We also had the fortune to interact with some dolphins, who swam fast under the boat's bow, and we came upon a 4,000-pound elephant seal. The boat is small and we were only four guests, so it was intimate and extremely fun. The trip was in mid-September. I couldn't imagine anything better.
  • We had an absolutely amazing time on our trip with Jeff and April. I was a little worried about it being so late in the season but the weather was great and we were able to see a ton of wildlife including a couple of hours with K pod and some of L pod. Thanks Jeff and April!
  • Jim Maya made us feel safe and was always focused on our interests. We had a great experience "meeting" resident orcas on the West/south sides of San Juan Island. The six passenger size catamaran was perfect to get eye level views of whales. The Stellar sea lions were amusing and impressive. Enjoyed our trip next day too, out of Friday harbor that time.

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Where to stay in Friday Harbor

As a popular summer escape for residents of the Seattle area and tourists from further afield, Friday Harbor does not lack for a selection of accommodation. Most places sit in the historical downtown area. Here you'll find charming inns and bed and breakfasts, upmarket suites and spas, and more basic motels. A couple of guesthouses sit farther away from downtown. These offer more privacy, but you'll probably want to have a carĀ if you choose stay at one. If you plan to arrive in summer, book your stay as far ahead as possible.
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