June 26, 2010

A new view

What a beautiful day it was out today! Lately the Orcas have been cruising the west side of San Juan Island so when the reports came in today of whales over by Lummi island I was really excited. Whales and somewhere new to see! Lummi Island is located just off of Bellingham. We barely made it out...Read more

June 25, 2010

Orcas Breathing in Our Midst

Softly we sat and watched the whales about 700 yards away from us. At first we could only see white wake, their bodies like boats zooming through the water. As we waited, their dorsal fins began to loom in the distance. We followed them as they swam parallel to us west along the south side of...Read more

June 20, 2010

Chillin' In The San Juans

It was a cool and blustery overcast day in the San Juan Islands today, but that did not stop us from spending time with the orcas. On the west side of San Juan Island, from Kellet Bluff to Lime Kiln Point State Park, we tracked several orcas through the surf. Of the animals that we were able to...Read more

June 19, 2010

These photos were sent into the photo contest by Andrew Walenga who toured with us June 17, 2010. BIG thanks!Read more

June 16, 2010

Sunset Safari

What better way to end a busy day shopping in Friday Harbor than on the calm waters of the Salish Sea? Surrounded by marine wildlife in every direction, this evening's sunset tour was quiet the safari! The adventure started with the misty blows of orca whales off Spieden Island. As we approached...Read more

June 13, 2010

Sunkissed and Blissed

Another sunny day on the Sea Lion! As we boarded the boat, we received news that orca whales were spotted north near Vancouver. Communicating with the other whale watching vessels helped inform our crew that the whales were actually heading closer to us near Saturna Island. The excitement on the...Read more

June 8, 2010

Orca Whales and Mountain Vistas

The reports were in, telling us to search near the west side of San Juan Island for a group of L-pod orca whales. We arrived at False Bay shortly after departing from Friday Harbor. A cross-cultural crew of guests from Singapore to Kentucky adjusted their binoculars and were ready to see our famous...Read more

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