About Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
Our Crew Are Marine Naturalists, Scientists, Educators & Guides
“What makes each company different is the people. For Maya’s Legacy it is a close-knit group of friends and family who are creating smaller more personal experiences. Regardless of finding orcas, they give you a memory you’ll cherish forever.” – Online Customer Review
Behind Every Great Tour Is an Extraordinary Crew
In addition to expert, highly knowledgeable captains, we have marine naturalists and biologists who enrich our whale watching and wildlife tours. They are revered as exceptional educators, each possessing extensive knowledge of the Salish Sea.
No matter who is on board, we’ll always take good care of you!
We’re more than just whale watching guides – we’re also whale watchers and nature enthusiasts, and we understand the power of a profound experience with wildlife lasts beyond the life of a single tour. When not on the waters in the San Juan Islands, we seek out whale watching and wildlife opportunities around the world.
From snorkeling with orcas in Arctic Norway and humpback whales in the Dominican Republic, driving whale watching boats in Antarctica, sailing the Pacific, conducting raptor research throughout the Americas, caring for animals at the local wildlife rehabilitation center to being engrossed in reading the latest marine science literature.
From all of our diverse experiences, we understand the importance of knowledgeable, authentic and sincere hosts.
Behind the Vision
Rachel and Spencer Domico
Jeff and Joelle Friedman
The ‘Maya’ portion of our name comes from the tradition established by a mentor, educator and gifted storyteller well known for his years of adventures among the San Juan Islands: Capt. Jim Maya.