Maya's Legacy Whale Watching, Friday Harbor

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  • We had an amazing whale watching tour - our boat captain and guide were very knowledgeable, and we found humpbacks and orcas, as well as other wildlife including bald eagles, seals, and sea lions. I a...  more »
  • We booked this trip for our family of 4 with Maya's Legacy because they host smaller groups for trips. We went in mid-October. This was our 1st visit to Washington and the San Juan Islands were amazin...  more »
  • We went out with Maya's in early October. We were not sure what we'd see and we were elated to see so many orcas! It was an amazing outing and Captain Alan, April, and Patrick were great and so knowle...  more »
  • I'll keep this short. I've been on other whale watching excursions with different companies and this one is by far the best. - Great staff: Very friendly and knowledgeable. - Fast boat: Got to see a lot and traveled very far in the short amount of time we had (typical time frame but I always want more time with the whales). - Smaller boat: Everyone gets a great view! What we see is out of their control (wild animals in the wild). But because of their knowledge and experience we saw Resident & Transient Orcas and even a humpback! Well worth the extra money.
  • I can’t thank Captain Jim and April enough! We were able to see lots of dorsal fins on the whales and even though we weren’t able to see any breeches Jim and April made the trip for my family including two teen boys, a truly memorable one. My boys were able to ask questions and able to get plenty of attention from these captains! Thanks for a great trip! We’ll definitely do this again if we make it up that way!
  • We had a blast on our tour out of Snug Harbor in early August. The tour size was small (in a good way), and the boat was very comfortable even at high speeds, with nice big windows for 360° views. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and could recognize individual orcas by sight - and we saw lots. Would take this trip again without hesitation.
  • Awesome tour with awesome guides. Taylor was so friendly and relatable. You could feel his passion for the whales and all the other wildlife when he spoke about them. 100% would recommend this tour to everyone. Thanks, J1 crew and good luck on your future endeavors, Taylor
  • The only reason why I traveled to the San Juan Islands was to go whale watching. On my first day, I went with another boat and was highly disappointed. The boat was so slow (14 mph) and we didn't see orcas. I talked to a few locals and I asked which whale watching company they would recommend. All said Maya's Legacy Whale Watching. I immediately called and booked two trips. First, the experience is more personal since the boat is smaller and more comfortable. Plus, the boat goes SO fast! It went up to 50 mph. That means you get to see the whales in 1/3 of the travel time. I have only positive reviews for Jeff, April and the Maya's Legacy Whale Watching team. They are wonderful, passionate and do anything for their customers. The next time I go to the San Juan Islands, all of my trips will be with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching. Don't go with another company because of a cheaper cost - the experience that Maya's Legacy Whale Watching provides is unlike no other.
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