San Juan Islands map w/ cetacean ranges. Ferry riders has the opportunity to see many types of wildlife-minke whales are pretty common sight but much more shy than the spectacular orcas, which typically range close to the San Juan Islands.
Boathouse rental cabin on Orcas Island, Washington State. One of my absolute favorite "get away" spots in the world! If you don't own a cabin or "water" vacation home - this is the place to go in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, where you can "island hop" via Island Ferries.