Sunshine and zodiac tours watching transient Orcas - what a perfect start to this Sunday!
A week of Orcas and Humpbacks!
Our week kicked off with an amazing trip with over 20 Orca sightings!! The passengers on this tour got to see the amazing show with several breaches, many spy-hops and loads of tail slaps. The week continued with daily Orca sightings of J-Pod, L-Pod, K-Pod, Transient Orcas and the week ended with an amazing tour with a Humpback and her calf.
Danielle, Ethan, Sydney, and Patrick joined us on July 21st from Miami for a big 9th birthday! The groups of birthday celebrators were really excited and exhilarated when they got to see Transient Orcas hunt.
Lime Kiln Point is always a hot spot for our tours as it is renowned for prime Orca spotting. It is also the location of the Center for Whale Research and is a State Park. The Park is an ideal location for visitors to see Southern Resident Orcas. It is one of the few places in the world where killer whales often come close enough to shore to recognize individual pod members. The frequent sightings from this land-based viewpoint inspire many visitors to learn about these amazing endangered whales and their habitat. Lime Kiln Point State Park receives visitors from 40-plus countries each year to view and learn about the local whales.
The State Park is sure to educate their visitors just as our Naturalists do on our daily tours. We always share the guidelines for safe, enjoyable and courteous whale watching with our passengers. The whale wise guidelines instruct our captains on the speed our vessels can travel when they are near whales, as well how close the vessels are allowed to get to the whales. Our vessels are not allowed to come within 200 meters of the whales and stay out of the whale’s path. Visit our website to learn more about the whale watching guidelines.