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Legacy Charters welcomes you to the San Juan Islands

Whether you are looking for an unforgettable whale watch tour or a quality family adventure, Legacy Charters is here to make it happen. Offering whale watching and private charters for groups of six or less assures the most authentic and personalized charters available.

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.

Tours depart daily, year round!

Convenient Location

The Legacy Charters office is located just to the left as you exit the Friday Harbor ferry, at #14 Cannery Landing next to Dockside Treasures. Our tours depart from Snug Harbor at the end of Mitchell Bay Rd. See our location page for maps and detailed directions. If you have further transportation questions, we can help. Please just ask!

Unique Adventures

There are a number of reasons to choose Legacy Charters for your excursion. Our dedicated captains are part of both professional and private networks, constantly receiving and sharing information about local wildlife. When whales are in the area, we know and will get you there! As members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, we promote responsible wildlife viewing and salmon recovery.

Visit our online reservation page to check availability and book now, or phone us at 360.378.3744.


Leave from the west side where the whales are! Have a superior experience of regional wildlife with the maximum amount of viewing time.

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Opportunities abound with your own private charter! Join us for your personal or company event, wedding, birthday, school group, memorial, interest specific or simply lengthier tour. Visit our private charters page for more ideas and additional offerings.

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