Hi Rebecca, it's a good question. There are (broadly) two types of orcas we encounter - transients (travel widely) and the Southern Residents. The Southern Residents spend most of their time in the waters around Washington. Around May, they begin to head into the San Juan Islands, where they spend the summer. The Southern Residents are what we usually see on our tours. However, we do on occasion also see transients, who roam widely and periodically make their way into the waters of Puget Sound.
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Mar 6, 2013