What is the best time of year to go whale watching in Washington state? Whales are a migratory species that follow the pacific coast during the spring and fall. While sightings have occurred anywhere from October through July, your best bet is to plan a trip in spring, specifically the month May.
When can you see orcas in Seattle? You can see orcas in Seattle, Washington and the surrounding areas year round. But summer between May and September are the best times to kayak with orcas. That’s because their food source, salmon, is most active around this time.
When can you see humpback whales in Seattle? Buckmaster says, “Generally speaking, May-June through early fall is the best time to see humpbacks as they return to the Salish Sea to feed on spawning herring.” Weighing in at 40-tons and reaching up to 50-feet in length, humpbacks are the largest species of whale in the Salish Sea.
What time of year are orcas in Puget Sound? For orcas, we typically say October through December. They are much harder to predict, as they travel back and forth between lower Puget Sound, Whidbey Island, the San Juans, the B.C. Canadian Islands, the outer coast, and even down to California!.