April 30, 2013

T20 and T21 Tour the Victorian Waterfront

We last spotted T20 and T21 on Friday near Active Pass, north of Mayne Island, British Columbia. Today we found the Transient pair enjoying the Victorian Waterfront. Initially the Orcas appeared to be in resting mode, making slow northerly progress. Then they turned the opposite direction, heading...Read more

September 25, 2012

The Salish Sea was once again teeming with marine mammals and seabirds. September is definitely proving to be my favorite month of the season; the scenery is breathtaking, the weather is gorgeous, and there seems to be a superabundance of wildlife taking advantage of these very productive waters.Â...Read more

September 24, 2012

Cruising south through San Juan Channel we encountered a number of marine mammals and seabird species. Harbor Seals, Harbor Porpoise, and Steller Sea Lions were all taking advantage of the abundance of prey along with the Glaucous-winged Gulls, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Cormorants. Upon entering...Read more

September 15, 2012

Wildlife o' Plenty

Once again, it was beautiful day in the San Juan Islands with bluebird skies and flat calm waters. And, the Salish Sea was teeming with wildlife and seabirds. In the San Juan Channel and Cattle Pass we saw Harbor Seals, Harbor Porpoise, Steller Sea Lions, and a number of different seabird species...Read more

September 8, 2012

Minkes and River Otters!

Today we were lucky enough to see Minke whales on all three of our trips! We encountered them in Griffin Bay, Cattle Pass, and Haro Strait. September weather has also been treating us nicely with beautiful sunny days, and glassy seas. The real treat however was near the end of the day when we saw...Read more

August 31, 2012

L-pod basking in the sunshine...

We had a fabulous trip to the south side of San Juan Island today. Sunny skies and calm waters in the Strait of Juan de Fuca made for incredible whale watching! After seeing several harbor seals cruising through Cattle Pass, we encountered the Steller sea lions on Whale Rocks. At least ten were...Read more

August 20, 2012

Great start to the week...K-pod!

Today we enjoyed the August sunshine on our trip to the south side of San Juan Island. We encountered glassy and calm waters coming through Cattle Pass, and a great view of the Olympic Mountains. As we came upon Whale Rock, we observed several harbor seals and then ten LARGE Steller sea lions...Read more

August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Minkes today! Although our Southern Resident Killer Whales were nowhere to be found today, we did have luck finding Minke Whales. Not just one, but two (maybe even 3!) Minkes were in the Salmon Banks area, on the south side of San Juan Island (48°25.33’N, 122°59.94’W). Just rounding the corner out...Read more