July 21, 2010

Breathing in Unison

Today we ventured into Canadian waters, heading towards South Pender Island. Our safari began when we spotted a Bald Eagle perched on a rocky outcropping near Spieden Island. As Captain Mike slowed the Kittiwake, we noticed a harbor seal swimming with a small fish in its mouth! The bull kelp...Read more

July 20, 2010

Herb is BACK !

Male Humpback Hawaii Herb Head Lunge Hawaii Herb One Orca Whale with Mountains by Herb Saddle Patch of Orca Whale by Herb Marine Naturalist Lauren of San Juan Safaris by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in Flight by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in a Tree by Herb Sally and Casey Whale Watching Naturalists by Herb...Read more

July 20, 2010

Did you bring your passport?

Well we are all becoming overly familiar with the Canadian waters these days. Reports were in that once again the Orcas were near the coal docks but it was music to our ears to hear they were at least headed south our direction. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride so we didn't mind the extra...Read more

July 8, 2010

The Owner Takes An Afternoon Off

Naturalist Sallly with Whale Watching Guests aboard MV Sea Lion SuperPod. That got my attention. I got into gear and called staffer Ellie to see if she would watch the office. I am out of here! Needlesstosay, I had a wonderful three hour mini vacation on my own boat with an unbeatable crew. Here...Read more

July 4, 2010

4th of July Excitement

There is certainly a lot of excitement on the water today, from a variety of boats and yachts to BBQs on the shore, but most importantly..the orcas whales! We headed to the west side of San Juan Island today to oo and awe in the presence of our resident J-pod orcas. We spotted the orcas off every...Read more

June 29, 2010

Whales and Rainbows

Our San Juan Safari photo contest may have a few new impressive entries because this evening's sunset tour was truly "picture perfect". The sun was low in the sky, illuminating the clouds and creating a soft glow upon the water. Two majestic bald eagles, with 7 foot wingspans, soared above us as we...Read more

June 29, 2010

BP's Mismanagement of Resources

In the San Juan Islands, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife. We are one of 7 places on Earth with a high population of orcas. Almost every single day for the past two weeks we have seen them off the west side of our very own island, San Juan. The west side of the island is where the land...Read more