Ready for San Juan Island Whale Watching? Here are Important Things that You Should Know

San Juan Island is the best place in the world to see a killer whale, also known as an orca. No wonder San Juan Island whale watching is a spectacle that draws in more than 500,000 people every year.

If you want to be a part of this spectacle any time soon, then you must know some things to ensure you enjoy that spectacle.

Give The Whales Some Space

U.S. regulations require boaters to maintain a distance of 200 yards from killer whales. These regulations apply, with some exceptions, to most vessels in Washington’s inland waters.

If you’re in a boat wherein the whale pops up within 100 to 200 yards of your position, then the boat’s operator should move out of the animal’s way. The vessel shouldn’t be under power if the creature is within 100 yards. Read more from this blog:


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