Kayaking with Orca Whales

I had a custom 9am Half Day Kayak Tour this morning.  It was a nice morning.  The temps were warming and the sun was out.  On my drive to the launch beach I saw a few Orca whales and new that we would have a chance at an encounter today.

I had the usual small group (4 guest).  It was a nice trip for me as I knew two of the people of the trip and the other two were their relatives.  After a bit of beach time going over safety and handing out gear, it was time to go.  As we paddled out to the strait the strong ebb tide started grab the kayaks and take us south.  But we were soon interrupted by large dorsal fins in the distance and made out way the shore to raft in a kelp bed.  We bobbed around as watched as the killer whales made a distant pass by.  We continued on and once again we had to raft as more killer whales were approaching. It was a great time.  Though we had to make a slow paddle home against a bit of current, it was a great trip.  Check out the photos.

Rafted up looking for where the killer whales are traveling.

You can see the Olympic Mountains in the background.  Check out how blue the day was.

It is hard work out there kayaking, but someone has to do it 🙂

Harbor Seals doing what they do best, look like rocks.

End of the kayak tour they got to take pictures with their guide , LOL, me.

It was a great morning to be out there.  If you want to join the fun, just give Discovery a call.