See up to 5 Types of Whales from 4 Departure Locations!
See the icon of the Pacific Northwest
Killer whales, or orcas, have called the waters of the Salish Sea home for generations. They live in very close family groups which range from the youngest baby to the eldest female. While our local killer whales can range from Alaska down to California, much of their time is spent in the waters around Washington and British Columbia throughout the year.
There are two orca varieties in our local waters:
The Southern Resident Killer Whale population is comprised of three pods (J, K, and L) numbering around 80 whales. This population feeds on fish, especially Chinook salmon. These charismatic animals are among the most studied marine mammals in the world and have come to be known by name!
While transient orcas and resident orcas look the same, the similarities stop there! Transient offspring typically disperse from the natal group to form their own pod once mature or when females have their first calf. The biggest difference, however, is diet. Unlike the salmon-eating residents, transients prefer marine mammals!
Learn more about the area's wildlife and scenery
The waters surrounding our four departure locations offer some of the most diverse whale and wildlife viewing on the west coast. Onboard each of our tours, an experienced naturalist helps identify all of the whales, wildlife, and
rich history that this area holds.
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