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Cruising Alaska, July 2007 - Victoria-Seattle-Whitehorse

We tied up to the Victoria dock at 5:30 pm. We had researched orca viewing excursions, but decided not to book anything until we saw what the weather was like. This morning we booked the ship's excursion, which is operated by Five Star Whale Watching. It's interesting to note that all of their tours cost $89 except the 6:30 departures which are aimed at cruise ships - they cost $115 for the same tour.

    Our catamaran pulled away from a dock among some very cool floathouses at 6:25 and headed for San Juan Island on the American side of the strait. As you can see from this photo, there's a lot going on in the Victoria harbour.

This photograph is © 2007 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Victoria, BC