October 2, 2010

"Orca Tails To You..."

Southern Resident Killer Whales. Photo courtesy of NOAA/NMFS "Until we meet again." Well, it is sad to say, but today was our last daily trip. We still have a few Saturdays left, but this is it for the daily grind. It has been a season like no other, with the orcas being found along the coast of...Read more

August 19, 2010

Singing in the Rain and Breaching in the Sun

I went out with an especially cheerful group of people who were 0ld friends with eachother. In 1992, they flew around the world in small planes, over Russia. Now they get together every year, and this year they got together in San Juan and chartered the Kittiwake. The name of their group was the...Read more

August 19, 2010

West Side Sunset

Last evening we headed towards the southern tip of San Juan where Cattle Point Lighthouse is located.  This is our last week of sunset tours and I'm really going to miss the way that lighthouse looks against a setting sun. That thought was interrupted when we spotted Stellar Sea Lions showing off...Read more

July 10, 2010

Searching the coal docks

Our afternoon trip returned with news that the whales were headed towards Canada. Knowing that it can be a challenge if not impossible to reach them in areas like the Coal Docks and beyond the office staff worked quickly to contact everyone on the sunset tour and have them at the dock for an early...Read more

June 7, 2010

Fun n Sun

What a pleasant surprise the gorgeous weather was today. The sun was shining, it was warm and there were whales! What more could one really ask for? Except for the whales to be headed right in our direction, and as it turned out they were!! The plan was to head straight for the whales which were...Read more

June 6, 2010

It must be summer! Sunshine, Smiling Tourists and Orcas Galore!

The sun was shining, the waters were calm, the guests were smiling and life couldn't have been more peachy as we departed Friday Harbor. Summer feels like it is finally approaching here in the islands. In town tourists wander the streets, hopping in and out of shops. On the water whale watch boats...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

May 14, 2010

From Island Oil Spill Association, Friday Harbor San Juan Island

PRESS RELEASE: By Jackie Wolf, IOSA Coordinator The recent oil rig disaster and subsequent endless flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has once again raised the horrifying specter of a really big oil spill here in our own precious part of the world. Sitting as we do right in the middle of major...Read more

Pages