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Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours

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Address: 1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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+1 360-378-5315
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from...

Just 90 miles north of Seattle, Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Owner Operated, Experienced Local Naturalist Guides, Small Groups, Two Great Boats. Choose from the fast and comfortable 46' Western Prince II (limited to 32 passengers or less, with seating for 41) or, for the more adventurous, the Expedition Style 30' Western Explorer (limited to 15 passengers or less).

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Once In A Life Time Experience!

I don't think another whale watching tour will ever beat our experience! We saw so much wildlife! We got the pleasure of witnessing a successful family orca hunt! They got... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I don't think another whale watching tour will ever beat our experience! We saw so much wildlife! We got the pleasure of witnessing a successful family orca hunt! They got so close to our boat. You could tell this was a rare site to see since our knowledgeable naturalist Traci was even getting super excited about. The staff was friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a smaller inflatable that provides an exhilarating ride. The captain and crew were knowledgable and took great care to provide a first class experience. The ride might be too rough for young children or elderly.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My Fiance and I were really hoping to get on the smaller 12-seater fast boat but when we called they said they didn't have enough people signed up and they would call us back ASAP if there is more interest int he next couple of days. Well, we got a call back the next morning and booked it! We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you're thinking about going whale watching at the San Juan Islands, take this cruise! This is actually the first review I've ever posted online, and it's because this cruise was 100% perfect in every way. I recently went on The Western Prince and had the best experience that I could have imagined - the experience that you can only... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

They can't promise that you will see any whales, so I am trying not to rate the trip based on what we saw (but we say like a dozen orcas, 2 humpbacks, a grey whale and sea lions!!!!). First off - they give you these bodysuits to keep you warm (and also apparently serve as flotation - thankfully we didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Took a trip on the larger boat a couple of weeks ago. I had originally booked for the Zodiac tour, however I was informed the numbers were insufficient for that day on that boat. I was offered a refund of the difference, and I was excited to go out with them regardless of what boat I was on. We got... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were so fortunate on our trip. Initially we received information that the orcas started to travel in the direction away from us and were too far out of the range. However, we found 2 humpbacks and watched them for a while. On our way back we found a pod of about 5 orcas and followed them for quite a... More 

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london england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the highlights of our holiday was to go whale watching! we were so lucky as we managed to see lots of Orcas and even got to see the sea lions. Very friendly and informative crew. Highly recommend booking with this company.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I were spending a few days in Friday Harbor, Washington, enjoying getting to know the San Juan Islands and decided to go see some whales. We were visiting in the first week of October which is rather late in the season and we'd been told the chances were not great but still decided to go. The weather... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Excellent experience with our naturalist, Chris, and Captain Nancy on the Western Explorer. Fun, informative, crew and all around great people. It was an afternoon well spent - one of the highlights of my visit to the island. I look forward to booking again next time I am able to visit. Don't miss this!

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