We considered taking the ferry over to Victoria, B.C. but opted to do a whale watching tour and stop over at Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands instead. We hopped on the Puget Sound Express boat Olympic. The weather was changing from sunny to cloudy but the views on the water of Mt. Baker and the Olympics were still great.
About an hour into the trip our captain located a pod of transient Orcas. These whales are constantly on the move and where hunting seals.
According to the captain, the males large dorsal fin was six feet tall.
The sound of the breathing whales on the surface was pretty incredible.
I was lucky to get the below shot as the whale came up to the surface to take a look around.