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"Absolutely Epic Whale Watching" In the San Juan Islands

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Private Charters & Tours Of the San Juan Islands

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Authentic & Intimate Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands

Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching provides personalized eco-adventures from the best location to experience orca whales in the wild. Recreational, engaging and informative, we offer memorable experiences with a passionate crew, the most innovative boats, departing from the heat of it all, the west side of San Juan Island.

  • Family owned and operated with over 25 years combined experience
  • Small groups for personalized attention to your experience
  • Best location – closest to where we most often see whales!
  • Passionate & knowledgeable crew
  • Active in conservation efforts
  • The newest, fastest and most comfortable boats
  • We operate respectfully and responsibly around wildlife
  • Informative and transformative!
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Whale Watch Tours Depart Daily, Year-Round

The San Juan Islands are the best place in the world to view orca whales in the wild and our vessels depart from the middle of it all, the west side of San Juan Island. The best months to view orca are from April though September, but a wide variety of other species thrive here as well. In addition to orca, humpback, gray and minke whales, porpoise, sea lions, a diverse variety of sea birds, eagles and seals call the San Juan Islands home year round.

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Serving the Salish Sea through Education and Conservation

Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching is deeply committed to the long-term health of the Salish Sea ecosystem and the species that live here, including the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. Every individual within our company shares this core value and we work in various ways to support conservation and recovery efforts.

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Whale watching and private charters leave daily from San Juan Island. Click below or call 360.378.7996.

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