How to Go Whale Watching in Seattle

By Jessica F, March 2013

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For travelers to Seattle interested in a unique animal encounter, the destination is popular for whale watching. Near Seattle’s San Juan Islands you’ll find three pods of orca (killer) whales. Located in the Puget Sound, these islands are touted as the “jewels” of the Pacific Northwest, and the orcas spend time there because its waters are plentiful with their favorite food, salmon. Because this accounts for 95% of their diet, you’ll find these whales swimming up and down the west coast of the San Juan Islands at all times of day. Moreover, there are also often humpback, minke and gray whales in the water, along with animals like seals, porpoises, sea lions, otters, bald eagles and seabirds.

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