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Whale Watching in Washington State
Whale watching in Washington State is popular from April through
September and usually focuses on the area around the San
Juan Islands. This area provides beautiful scenery, calm water and
an abundance of different wildlife. The most fascinating and well-known
resident of these waters is the Orca whale. Along with the pods of these killer
whales, there is a large variety of other wildlife to discover. Visitors have
the opportunity to see Transient Orcas, Mink whales, Gray whales, Dell’s and
Harbour porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, many kinds of seabirds and
You can go whale watching on one of the eco-cruises or by
sea-kayak for a closer view. Tours are all provided with knowledgeable marine
naturalist to tell you about all the natural wildlife you encounter.