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The waters surrounding San Juan Island are indeed one of the best spots in the country to see whales in the wild—especially orcas. Out of pure marine wildlife-loving curiosity, two summers ago I completed the Marine Naturalist Training Program through the Whale Museum and have been hot on the whale trail ever since.

The second I set foot on Washington State Ferries in Anacortes for the one-hour crossing to Friday Harbor, I took out my binoculars to scan the Rosario Strait for Steller sea lions, harbor seals, harbor porpoises, humpbacks, minkes and orcas. Here’s how to make the most of whale watching on San Juan Island in forty-eight hours....Read more

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