Two friends of ours, here on the Olympic Peninsula, submitted a recount of their special day whale watching. We don’t know about you, but we want to go, too!
From Ali and Brian, hosts at Chito Beach Resort:
Having a free day, which we don’t get often since we are usually busy with guests, we decided to take full advantage of our time and go out on a whale watching trip. We decided to go from Port Angeles with Port Angeles Whale Watch. The crew of three were fun and accommodating. The crew consisted of the Captain, a marine biologist and the galley chef. Lucky us to have a biologist on board! He gave us information and updates on all the sea life we saw during the excursion. The galley chef make hot chocolate, tea and warm food for all those in need. We were indeed spoiled for the day.
The weather was perfect and the Captain did a great job navigating us to the whales! We saw several Humpbacks on two occasions and the L pod of Orca, including the newest member- a two-week-old killer whale.
We often see whales in the waters off the shore at Chito Beach, but this was so special seeing them from a different perspective. It was a day we’ll remember.
Chito Beach Resort is one of several accommodations along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. You will find a list of other places to stay beginning on page 31 of the Olympic Peninsula Travel Planner.
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