My family and I are interested in seeing orcas in the wild during an 8-day, mid-July trip to Vancouver, Victoria, and the San Juan Islands. We plan on dedicating a day for the excursion.
I realize that actually seeing the whales is highly dependent on other factors, but does where and from whom I book a tour from matter? Is there a particularly good tour company out of Vancouver or Victoria? Or, the resident pods are on the north side of the San Juan Islands, so the distance you have to travel to get to where they usually congregate is shorter from Friday Harbor. The salmon runs at that time put the whales closer to a particular city.
So, where would you choose to leave from and what provider would you select?