San Juan Island (90 miles north of Seattle) is the best place for orca whale watching as we are located in the heart of Salish Sea. Orca whales range through the San Juan Islands the most between March and October and you can expect to see them on the vast majority of our tours during that time, although we do have sightings throughout the year. We also regularly encounter beautiful Humpback Whales (through November) and Minke whales in the area. Faster boats, flexible trip duration, and our departure location help ensure that our sightings are as high as, or higher than, other companies in the area. Also, keep in mind that the Orca whales we see do travel completely out of the area, to the Pacific Ocean, from time to time and that every year is different depending upon what is happening in the ecosystem. Even the few tours that don’t include whales are worthwhile with beautiful island scenery, Bald Eagles, Porpoises, Seals, Sea Lions, and lots of interesting sea birds.