May 28, 2012

The Dall's

Today we headed out into the Georgia Strait where we had originally heard of a sighting of 3 transient orcas. Unfortunately as we got closer to the area, we were informed that the group had suddenly switched direction and were headed northwest at a high speed. There was no way our boat or any...Read more

May 27, 2011

Possible post-hunt transients milling about off Saturna Island

After a night of rain, I woke up this morning to still more rain, as it sometimes goes here in Washington. But as the day progressed, the weather got better and better. By the time our departure time rolled around, it was looking pretty good and sunny out here in the San Juan Islands. From Friday...Read more

May 26, 2011

Transients up North

We headed north with reports of Orca up near Pender Island. By the time we were on the water about 30 minutes the next report came in that the whales were moving steadily north towards active pass. We were committed to finding Orca for our passengers so we continued on. As we reached active pass we...Read more

May 13, 2011

J Pod of the Resident Orca Whales at Active Pass

We headed north past Waldron Island where we stopped to check out some Harbor Seals feeding on a fish. They were tossing it and diving after it. Good start to the day. As we crossed into Canadian waters we could see Steller Sea Lions on the rocks at East Point. We stopped to check them out.Â...Read more

May 4, 2011


Tuesday brought sunny skies and calm water. We headed north from Friday Harbor with reports of whales in active pass as well as faint vocalizations around Lime Kiln. We were trying to decide which way to start our search when we heard confirmed reports of J-Pod off Moresby Island. As we slowly...Read more

August 30, 2010

Over the river and through the woods..........

Map: Active Pass, Canada Today we ventured to Active Pass in Canada to admire those beautiful black and white creatures known as Orcas. It is not very often we have to travel this far to see them. Thanks to the gorgeous weather, our guests definitely did not mind the boat ride. The longer boat...Read more

June 1, 2010

Catching up to Jpod

Reports were in early of the southern resident J pod sightings around Active pass. While this is good news it can also mean that the whales may be just out of our reach should they continue north. Active pass is in Canada so this meant we were in for a long haul. Luckily Captain Craig put the pedal...Read more

September 3, 2009

Surprising Arisings!

Well, I can't tell you what a treat it is to be headed off on a wildlife trip with no hope of seeing orcas and then you get "The Call". For the past two days we have motored up San Juan Channel, swung north around Flattop Island and then been alerted of another boat finding orcas. Yesterday it was...Read more