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Is the Orca pod on San Juan Island

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Is the Orca pod on San Juan Island

Heading for Orcas Island June 29-July 4 and wondering if someone local knows if the pod is in? We have gone whale watching in the past when the tour companies knew full well that the pod was out but weren't candid about it. When the pod I in, the whale watching trips are spectacular so we hope to take some friends on their first orca trip.

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www.whalemuseum.org/hotlinefolder/update.html

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The Orca whales move around this area quite a bit so no one knows of course where they will be on any given week in advance this summer. You can find more detailed information on recent spottings of Orca and other whales at this web site:

www.orcanetwork.org/sightings/map.html#recent

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What Drifting Clouds has told you is right on. The local pods are always some where in the area! It is always a let down when you do not see them, but it is never a given. Most people I know who have done these cruises have had success.

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Thank you for the link. I'll check it out.

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