We drove 1 1/2 hours from Seattle to the Anacortes ferry, where we parked our car and walked onto the ferry for the hour-long ride over to the San Juan Island. I had reserved a room at the Earthbox Hotel for 1 night after our whale watching adventure. The ferry arrived in Friday Harbor…
where we disembarked and walked 2 blocks to the hotel. We explored the town after having lunch at the Downrigger restaurant on the water.
I chose the Western Prince for the whale watching and decided to book the 14 person expedition on a Zodiac boat. It was amazing. At one point, the whale named “Mike” came within 20 feet of our boat.
The feeling it invokes is one of wondrous excitement. Our guide said we had good whale “karma”.
My photos didn’t come out as good as I had hoped, because I decided not to take my good camera, for fear it may get splashed.
Camera was good enough–thanks for sharing the photos. Whales are so cool. I posted an entry a bit ago that shares a video about a family who helped up close and personal when a whale was entangled with the fishing net. Some pretty cool shots.