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San Juan Excursions

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2 Spring St, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Whales Guaranteed!

Excellent tour! Our teens had a great time and learned a lot from Captain Pete and the two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jai H
Excellent guides and naturalists

It was a wonderful experience. Big thanks to Captain Pete and our naturalists, Debbie and Brittany... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary S
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Our Guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Fun and educational whale watch/wildlife cruises you'll never forget! April through September from Friday Harbor in the "sunny San Juan Islands" aboard the spacious, comfortable and stable 65 foot vessel "Odyssey." Locally owned and operated with local naturalist guides. 10% AAA, military, teacher and other discounts.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2 Spring St, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour! Our teens had a great time and learned a lot from Captain Pete and the two naturalists. We saw lots of wildlife including orcas and shorebirds, and learned about all of the areas we sailed through. Thanks for working with us! =)

Thank Jai H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful experience. Big thanks to Captain Pete and our naturalists, Debbie and Brittany (sorry if I got the names wrong!) for being so informative, helpful, and enthusiastic.

Thank Rosemary S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love orca whales since I was a young child so getting to see them in the wild was an unparalleled experience for me. We were lucky to see multiple pods plus eagles and seals. The scenery was beautiful too! If you are anywhere in...More

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

My husband and I did a sunset cruise with our small group of wedding guests (50 people) and it was a huge hit. Erin from San Juan Excursions was very professional, helpful and responsive in making the arrangements. They allowed us to bring desserts and...More

Thank td1978
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

"This was a great experience. A little chilly in mid-September so bring a few layers you never know what the weather is going to do. The wildlife specialists were friendly and inviting and very passionate about their work.I love that the tour provide us really...More

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I guess the pod came back the day before our outing. There were whales everywhere you looked. It was so fun to hear how excited the marine biologists were to see their friends back! The information they shared was so interesting.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent attraction. The Captain was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The crew was friendly, efficient and skilled. The ship was well maintained, clean and comfortable. And we saw lot's of wildlife. It seemed as though one orca was hired to put on a show for our...More

Thank Nelson M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had a magnificent afternoon on the water searching for whales and other wildlife. Our naturalists were excited because word was that there were 2 active pods in the area. Not only did we see plenty of orcas, some breeching, but 2 Minke whales swimming...More

Thank Cathy R
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our trip out to observe orcas with this group! They were very informative and provided great service. As part of the price, they email you the pictures they took while on the boat that day in case you missed...More

Thank TravelingQueen98
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

So glad we decided to take the tour, despite not seeing any whales. I'm also glad that the group was much smaller than normal, it made it so much easier to move around on the boat. I can't image it with 60 people or more...More

Thank SueA
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StacyL62
18 August 2015|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
There are resident pods. But the migrants visit also.
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