Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands
Whale watching is one
of the most popular past times in the San Juan Islands. Have you
ever seen a whale breach... heard the whoosh of air exhaling through
its blowhole or been amazed by the sheer beauty of a pod of orcas
gliding through glassy waters? Resident killer whales (orcas)
play in the waters of Rosario Straight on the west side of Lummi
Island, providing a fulfilling experience for visitors watching
either from the
shoreline or a boat. Three families can be found in the islands
each summer. Their families are called pods and range in size
from 17 whales in K-pod to more than 50 in L-pod. Other types
of whales occasionally seen in the area are minke whales and
gray whales. There are approximately 115 resident minke whales.
Gray whales are not a common sight. Sometimes one of the huge
cetaceans will travel through the San Juan Islands on its way
to the open ocean.
5 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA. Whale watching in the
San Juan Islands since 1962, on-board the 110' Island Caper.
Guaranteed whale sightings: if you don't see orcas on your cruise,
they'll keep taking you free, until you do! Learn about marine
mammals, birds, San Juan Island history, geology, weather, tides,
botany and more. Wednesday thru Sunday, Mid-May through mid-September.
Depart at 10:00 AM, return 4:00 PM. $75 per person. www.orcawatch.com or (877) 734-8866.
Make your family's reservation TODAY, call:
Island Vacation Rentals
owned & operated by Seaside Lodging Northwest
758-7064 or toll free (888) 758-7064
1695 Seacrest Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262
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If you are not a
sailor but love the sea, take a Cruise Charter through the San Juan Islands.