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Spirit of Orca Whale and Wildlife Tours

#6 of 24 Tours in Friday Harbor Features Animals
Spring Street Landing, Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-0302
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Captain Ken is amazing!

I don't even know how to thank enough Captain Ken! This was the highlight of our trip! We saw LOTs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elena B
via mobile
Whale watching with Ken

Ken was a fabulous captain for my daughter and I. We saw the transient orcas, seals, sea lions, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Spring Street Landing, Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't even know how to thank enough Captain Ken! This was the highlight of our trip! We saw LOTs of orcas, sea lions, seals and a lot of birds. Boat is fast and comfortable, Captain Ken is very helpful and knowledgeable. Also, Ken is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ken was a fabulous captain for my daughter and I. We saw the transient orcas, seals, sea lions, a bald eagle, and mouflon sheep! I highly recommend this whale watching excursion!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I got to Friday Harbor in the morning and booked this trip in the afternoon at the very last minute. We had a great time! Captain Ken was punctual, friendly, knowledgable, and patient with the whales. His boat was very nice and...More

Thank twongx718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ken was an excellent guide. We were able to see a number of different sights, including three pods of ocras, a pod of seals and a colony of sea lions. Excellent trip. Would recommend to friends.

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1  Thank compughatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went whale watching early in the season - April 17th. We picked this tour based on the reviews and were not disappointed. We showed up a little early for the tour but since we were the only ones booked on Ken's...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our trip to discover the Orcas and whales and other animals and birds of the Salish Sea was life changing and affirming and Captain Ken Rae is one of the most honest and caring men I have ever met. He will do all within his...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The very best thing about this trip is Ken and the small boat - with a max of 6 people, there won't be any jockeying for views, seats, etc. Ken went above and beyond and was like having a friend (more knowledgeable!) with us. Highly...More

Thank kauaiinmyheart
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Today we went whale watching with Captain Ken on the Spirit of Orca. We realized that March is a bit early to spot whales but with relatives from Texas, we wanted to give it a try. Captain Ken gave a us a tour of the...More

3  Thank SeattleTravelingTrav
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Our guide Nico ( A marine biologist )and our captain were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about their subject .There are three rules for whale watching we were told. Respect, patience, and luck. We had all three. Being able to witness adult whales jump and twist...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We booked this cruise just a couple days in advance. Most of the other tour boats were full. This cruise was only a few dollars more than the large boats but thought we would try a small boat out. It was awesome! We have been...More

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billjudyknapp
what is the cost to take this tour in May 24, 2017?
21 December 2016|
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Response from LDRSOO | Property representative |
The cost for a tour is $115.00 plus tax ($9.54) and a $2.00 conservation fee. Total is $126.54 per person for a three hour tour.
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Diane R
How long do the whales stay around the San Juan Islands?
19 July 2015|
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Response from whatchagonnado | Reviewed this property |
The best times to see the southern resident whales are June and July. It's hit and miss in August. There are never any guarantees, but I've had the most luck in July. The resident pods are following the salmon runs. The... More
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