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Washington State probably has the best whale-watching spots, especially in the green San Juan Islands.  

This archipelago of over 700 islands and islets is located around 170 kilometers northwest of Seattle, and its waters are home to orcas, as well as humpback, minke and gray whales. While summer and early fall are the best times for whale watching, you can also get lucky from April to October. 

Discovering orcas and whales:  

– From the shore at Lime Kiln Point State Park on San Juan Island 

– Kayak or paddle with San Juan Kayak Expeditions for a front-row seat to an unforgettable encounter. 

– Aboard a sailboat for a unique experience with with All Aboard Sailing 

– With San Juan Safaris, offering more traditional excursions by motorboat 

In Friday Harbor, The Whale Museum has two stories of exhibits that delve into the natural history of marine mammals with a special focus on the Southern Resident orcas living in the local waters. More info about whale watching in Washington State 

Contact: B World Communication, Washington and Port of Seattle’s representative in France, Claire Lohues, E-mail: claire@bworldcom.com