WHALES: Seen off West Seattle

From Gary Jones, this sighting less than an hour ago: “At least two whales, most likely humpback heading south just north of Alki Point, well east of mid-channel.”

7 Replies to "WHALES: Seen off West Seattle"

  • James Skrzypczak July 19, 2023 (6:23 pm)

    Lots of breaching going on. We saw the activity from our roof near Weather Watch Park. Now see them off Alki Point.

    • Mike Allenbach July 19, 2023 (9:45 pm)

      A week ago last Sunday a Humpback whale fully breached about 200 yards in front of my boat about half a mile south of Alki point.We stopped the boat and shut down the engine. What happened next was pretty amazing and caught on a cell phone video. The whale made a high speed beeline for our small boat and stopped right along side the boat less than a foot below the serface. Not agressive, just curious, He hung-out looking at us for about 2 min. than swam off to catch up with another humpback seen breaching in the distance to the north.

      • EJ July 19, 2023 (11:27 pm)

        So amazing!

      • waikikigirl July 20, 2023 (6:41 am)

        OMG!!! What did it feel like to see something so huge just below you like that? I’d be excited and afraid at the same time. 😳🐋

      • Jason July 20, 2023 (8:59 am)

        Mike – would love to see the footage you got on your cell phone. What an amazing experience. 

      • AC July 20, 2023 (9:19 am)

        Do you have a way to share the video? Must have been such a nice experience 

      • Chris Stripinis July 20, 2023 (9:33 am)

        Wow!  Feel free to post that video.  :)

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