Two orcas off Alki Point with Mt. Rainier in the back ground.

Orcas in Elliott Bay Oct. 11, 09

We were taking pictures as we sailed 4 to 5.5 knots in a light chop. The whales swam faster as they over took and passed us.

These killer whales are 26 to 30 feet and the males have a 6 foot dorsal fin. I believe there were some smaller young ones in this pod. Two of the big ones swim under the boat. We sailed with the pod for about an hour before we headed back to the marina. They were very active and covered most of outer Elliott Bay. Spy hopping, slapping their tails and one jumped clear out of the water. The Winslow ferry slowly cruised by with all hands on the forward deck to check out this rare sight.

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joe says ... on Tuesday, Oct 27 at 2:50 AM

awesome i dont think thats normal for them to come this close to seattle

ricky says ... on Monday, Oct 26 at 11:08 AM

that looks awesome! good find! i have a website you are more then welcome to post pictures on. its called let me know if you wanna put some pictures up there.

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