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San Juan Excursions
Ranked #2 of 28 Tours in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

People were just great. Questions were answered in great detail. Information was coming at a rapid rate. It just made the trip fantastic, Also, loved that we had a table for the kids to have lunch. That an inside area was available. We went in June and it was cold outside. They said water is always between 48-52 degrees. That's chilly to me. Just a fun time. Book, these guys they are a first class operation

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We were so lucky with being able to follow a pod and with such a beautiful day! Thank you SO very much for such an enjoyable day of learning and being out on the water. :)

If you are looking for a whale-watching tour, I highly recommend San Juan Excursions. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable and if you have little ones, they will have the time of their life!

Thank Diana D
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

There were no orcas about on the day we went on the excursion as they were further away up north in the Salish Sea. But we had a great time all the same as the crew did a fantastic job of finding us an awesome range of other wildlife to look at. Well done the crew!

Thank ellie a
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We joined others on a wonderful whale watching trip. Staff at the shop were professional and friendly. The boat was VERY comfortable! It was temperature controlled, offered snacks and drink, and even had a place to relieve yourself if needed. Tables sporting information on the wildlife and the area offered plenty of seating.
Our guides were what made the trip so wonderful. They were super friendly, yet professional and incredibly knowledgeable. Everyone peppered them with questions and they were all over it!
We were thrilled to get to see resident Orcas from L Pod! Beautiful! And I was impressed at the respectful distance our boat kept from these incredible creatures. AND they made sure to take us to also see 2 humpback whales!
Did I mention they supplied every guest family with high quality binoculars? And had hot cocoa to warm up with after we stood outside on the boat viewing?
AND they took great pictures of the whales and sent them to us! I treasure those photos and I enjoyed just watching them and not fussing with trying to capture it on film myself.
Who could ask for more? I can't wait to go back and I look forward to getting out on the water with these great folks again!

Thank 233lauriek
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

"Better than expected! and what a pleasant surprise for photos of cruise!" Naturalist were engaging and very knowledgeable.

Thank tbranchflorida
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