Here’s an unbelievable video of our endangered southern residents, members of J pod and K pod, hunting salmon around the Chilkat Express yesterday! Our naturalist could barely contain herself 😉
Denise Whittaker of KOMO TV in Seattle recently joined us on the Chilkat Express for our Seattle Whale Watching tour, departing out of Edmonds. Her report focused on “the rules of the road” that every boat operator needs to know when visiting orcas. Since these amazing creatures are an endangered species, private boats and whale watch operators are required to maintain a safe distance from orcas whenever possible.
As a proud member of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, Puget Sound Express takes care to give the orcas as much space as possible, while also providing an outstanding viewing experience for travelers. In Denise’s report, you can see a bit of the Chilkat, and hear Captain Pete talk about how we find orcas.
We were honored recently to host journalists Chris Brown & Chris Corday from the Canadian Broadcasting Company on the Chilkat, our Seattle Whale Watching tour that departs from Edmonds.
The duo were reporting a story about our the recent “baby boom” of orcas in the waters of the Salish Sea. They produced an excellent video and story that we have embedded here. Good background on our region’s orca population.