Today's 5-hour kayak trip started out shaky, we were facing some pretty strong winds that ultimately made us alter our course of where we were going to paddle. I'm sure glad we did change our direction though because we ended up encountering four orcas around Kellet Bluff area. The big male in the group was putting on quite the show for us as well. We saw him fully breach three times as well as do a couple cartwheels, all of this occurring only about 100 yards in front of us! About this time the weather cleared up and it was a very pleasurable paddle the rest of the way. We also got to see several bald eagles as well as seals with their pups. It's funny how a foul weather paddle in the beginning can end up being a unforgettable experience out on the water.
Kayak Guide Chris, 5-hr kayak tour, San Juan Island Outfitters Whale Watching & Kayak Tours