View Wild Orcas in the San Juans
The San Juan Islands provide one of the best whale watching opportunities anywhere in the world, offering calm waters and a huge variety of wildlife which includes our three pods of resident Orca whales. There are also humpback, minke, and grey whales that frequent the waters surrounding our departure locations.
Soak in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest as you spot additional wildlife such as eagles, harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise, and many types of sea birds.
If you are visiting the Northwest or are lucky enough to live here, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
Island Adventures skilled captains and crew have built a rapport with local researchers, sharing information to aid in studying and protecting all whales in the area.
Over the years, they’ve come to recognize each whale’s unique markings and understand their individual personalities.
If the conditions are just right, we can even listen to their conversations by using underwater microphones (hydrophones).