San Juan Outfitters wildife report for Saturday, July 4th:

I paddled out on a 5 hour Whale Sanctuary Tour yesterday, and boy did we see whales! As we paddled down the west side we saw whales from J and K pod all spread out along the Haro Strait. We rafted up in a patch of bull kelp and watched them swim by for a long time. It was gorgeous watching them surface, and we even saw mothers and calves! The highlights were definitely seeing some behaviors like tail slaps, pedunkle lunges and full and partial breaches!

I am also pleased to report that two of our other 5 hour sea kayak tours, and both of our whale watch tours that day all saw whales. It's great to be located right on the west side of San Juan Island!