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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Great Tour!!!

This was an awesome whale watching tour. We got to see a great group of whales and the zodiac raft makes very easy to see the whales. Great experience!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sherman, Texas
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Sherman, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome whale watching tour. We got to see a great group of whales and the zodiac raft makes very easy to see the whales. Great experience!!!

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a trip aboard this boat as a spontaneous afternoon activity for my 17 year old niece and me, during our Friday Harbor Spring Break weekend. I realized that seeing whales is not a guarantee but wanted her to experience it anyway. We really lucked out! Our captain and crew took a chance on a rumor they'd heard about... More 

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Orting, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Friday Harbor for our anniversary. We were really hoping to see Orcas in the wild. We found Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours through a google search. Our captain and Naturalist were phenomenal. They went above and beyond to make our experience incredible, including going way farther than the other companies did that day... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent trip. The boat was very well appointed and well maintained. Our hosts were extremely friendly and really loved their jobs, one of them even joined us on her day off. This enthusiasm was contagious and everyone on the boat was very engaged, whether adult or children. In the end we saw a couple of pods of... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day and enjoyed watching a large pod of orcas for over an hour. The staff was excellent in every way. JB made sure we saw the whales each time they surfaced, and took great care of us in every way. There were several naturalists on board, and they were enthusiastic about answering our many questions. Watching... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a German foreign exchange student with us so we decided to give it a try and are glad we did. This is something you don't think to do if you live in Washington but it was amazing we saw a lot of wild life but best of all a pod of 5 orca whales. The crew was great... More 

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Hesperia, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever find yourself on San Juan island and want to go see the whales i couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Clean, fast boat ran by people who have a ton of knowledge and love what they do. On our trip in particular there were no orca pods in the normal tour range as it was so early... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here was wonderful! The naturalists were very informative and answered any questions about the whales and wildlife in the area. They were always informing us of any changes in our trip and were commited to finding us whales to observe. They can't guarantee weather or wildlife, which tells me they are true lovers of nature and whales. I... More 

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1 Thank ngunsauls
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
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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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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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