August 3, 2012

I spy a FLUKE!

We headed north to Canadian waters today; calm waters and warm sun made for a wonderful boat ride. As we approached Saturna Island, we saw the spray…the spray of the humpback whale. We observed this marine mammal feeding in Boundary Pass (48°43.982N, 123°08.698W), and had the opportunity to watch...Read more

June 27, 2012

Whale Report June 27

With reports of Resident Orcas on the west side of San Juan Island and Transient Orcas north of Stuart Island, it was a tough call on which direction to take. Fortunately, heading north to search for Transients turned out to be a great choice! At Blundand Island (Gulf Islands, BC) we caught up to...Read more

June 11, 2012

2 Transients On the Hunt!

It was another beautiful day on the water. The sun was out in full shine, the water pure glass. Out in Haro Strait at the very northeastern tip of D’Arcy Island we found two Transient Orcas (48°35.77N, 123°15.61W). We identified them as male T20 and female T21. Fortunately we were able to watch...Read more

June 7, 2012

The Spieden Shuffle

Today we shuffled around Spieden, Stewart and some of the inner islands. As we boarded the boat we prepared for a wet day, but it actually turned out to be very nice. On the south side of Spieden we saw at least 30 or so Mouflon Sheep and got to see the very first Mink of the season, scurrying...Read more

June 4, 2012

Sea Life on Salmon Bank

Salmon Bank was the place to be today. We headed south out of Friday Harbor, prepared for rain but pleasantly surprised that it stopped just as we left our boat slip. Along our way we stopped to view a large group of harbor seals hauled out. A few gave us a demonstration of how phocids, true seals...Read more

May 2, 2012

May 2 Aboard the Sea Lion

Another great day out on the water! Following a similar route around Spieden Island, through the Cactus Islands, and channel between Stewart and John’s Islands we saw a lot of great wildlife! Stellars were enjoying the sun, belly up in the water at Spieden point, and numerous Harbor Seals were...Read more

March 29, 2011

March 27, 2011 The first charter of the season Today was the first official charter of the 2011 season! Â Captain Mike Kramer along with naturalists Colleen, Laura, and Mike took 22 brave passengers out in the cool temperatures and overcast skies. The group arrived from Seattle in style on the...Read more

May 6, 2010

A Follow-up To A Dream

Well, we did not find orcas, but we did find plenty of other cool creatures. On a boat built for 50, we had 7 people, so it was like having a private tour. The guests and captains and I were relaxed and open to any new experiences that might come our way. In that light we decided to head farther...Read more