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Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands

October 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Crystal Seas

Despite their name, killer whales are actually very gentle creatures that have a track record of leaving humans alone when in the wild. Every native culture that has come in contact with the killer whale has given them great respect and even places of high honor in their mythologies. For this and many other reasons, many people kayak to San Juan Island in order to see these amazing creatures up close.

There are, of course, a number of ways to see them, but kayaking with killer whales cannot be beat. For one thing, you see these whales in their native habitat, so you can rest assured they are happy and healthy. It also means they are interacting with you on their own accord, as opposed to being forced to do tricks.

Kayaking around the San Juan Islands virtually guarantees you’ll get to see a pod of killer whales up close, but there’s no reason to be afraid. These gentle giants are always welcoming hosts and will go in and out of the water right alongside you without causing you any harm.

So if you’ve always wanted to see a killer whale in person, this is definitely the best way to do it.


Kayaking is amazing source of exercise that works both your muscles and your cardio, yet is a lot of fun to do at the same time. For those who really embrace the sport and want to know more about kayaking in Washington, Crystal Seas can offer unrivaled experiences that even include paddling alongside the majestic killer whale.

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