We went out at 1700 hrs on a Monday evening; the poster outside the office said "whales guaranteed" and they were there in large numbers after the 30 minute ride out to the San Juan Islands. Jeff provided a great insight into their lives and society, identifying specific orca by their pod and number designations. This was done in an informal way but belied his great knowledge and love of them. His boat handling was excellent, with virtually no disturbance to their movements he positioned the Zodiac in their path time and time again so we could see them swimming past.
The real excitement of the evening came when we glimpsed some of the younger orca with their mother.
His experience and boat-handling was in sharp contrast to some other boats (fishing and yachts) which paid no attention to the well-being of the orca and motored straight amongst them. Everyone got a chance to take photographs and for those who missed the best shots Jeff forwarded his own ones later that week.
The whole trip was very professional and unhurried; highly recommended.
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