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Crescent Beach Whale Watching
Departures from Crescent Beach Marina, well situated close to the San Juan and Gulf
Islands, offer some of the most beautiful scenery and abundant natural wildlife
in the world. From this strategic location, in the middle of the Orcas summer range
that extends from Victoria to Vancouver harbor, combined with the vessel’s high
speed, whales are easily spotted in their natural habitat. As a member of a large
and extensive spotting network we can reliably pinpoint the whales location most
Aboard the boat your Captain and Naturalist are available to answer questions and
will provide a wealth of information on the local whales and wildlife as well as
interesting stories and facts about the local area.
On rare occasions the resident Orcas head out to the open West Coast waters where
no boats can find them or weather conditions are too rough, unsafe and just too
uncomfortable to view whales. Should this occur we focus on looking for the
transient Orca pods, which may be anywhere in the sheltered Gulf Island waters.
Such trips allow a closer look at the amazing shorelines and abundant wildlife of the
islands. Time permitting, we dock at the Saturna Island Winery one of the most
beautiful spots in the Gulf Islands. Here is a wonderful opportunity to stretch your
legs, do a little beach combing or play in the sand. You may also enjoy a 10-minute
scenic walk through the vineyard to the winery.
The three to four hour whale watching trips depart weekends from May to September.
Complimentary bottled water, juice boxes and Granola bars are provided
Cruise may be rescheduled due to weather, mechanical issues or unforeseen
circumstances. Whale watching tours are subject to safe weather conditions and are
not recommended for pregnant women and persons with neck or back problems.