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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 heart of it all, San Juan Island.

  • Family owned and operated with over 25 years combined experience
  • Small groups for personalized attention to your experience
  • Best locations – 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, just north of Seattle, Washington, are the best place in the world to view orca whales in the wild. The best months for whale watching in the San Juan Islands are April through September. In addition to orcas, we also see humpback, gray and minke whales. A wide variety of other species thrives here year-round, including porpoise, sea lions, seals, seabirds, and eagles. It’s different every day, but every day is worth being on the water!

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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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