August 13, 2015

"Watch this you salmon eating weirdos" - Transient Orcas everywhere

Yesterday Capt. Mike, Brendan, and I set out on one of the calmest evenings we've had on the water. We were looking for some of the local Transient Orcas. There are three main communities of Transient Orcas that live on the west coast of North America. They all belong to the same ecotype but form...Read more

August 8, 2015

K' in Canada!

Yesterday we headed up North towards a report of K pod in Canadian waters. It was a beautiful sunny day and on our transit to the whale reports we saw many harbor seals and harbor porpoise. We made it up to Point Roberts and met up with the K12's and the K13's. The K13's consist of seven individual...Read more

July 31, 2015

The J way

Today was another typical summer Friday in Friday Harbor - sunny skies, cool breezes, and smooth waters. Capt. Mike, Brendan, and I headed north! to see if we could meet up with our Southern Resident Killer Whales heading south from Canada. We sailed through some beautiful waters and stopped to...Read more

July 28, 2015

A Whale of a Homecoming-July 27th, 2015

Today Captain Pete, Erick and I took out the Sea Lion full of excited passengers to have a beautiful evening out on the water and check out some wildlife. We had a pretty great whale report with a bit of history behind it. The Southern Residents had all left the Salish Sea the other day and we had...Read more

July 17, 2015

Mystical Mysticetes

On Thursday y'all, we got a rare treat. Usually out here in the summer we have many orca encounters, but there are many other cetaceans (aka whales) that also share the waters of the Salish Sea. One of our visitors is the enormous Humpback Whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae ). We went looking for this...Read more

June 20, 2015

Transients at Bird Rocks

This afternoon, we set out from Friday Harbor with a full boat. In just a short trip, we arrived at Bird Rocks, where we had received a report of transient orcas. Sure enough, there they were, the T65As and T77s, along with all of the other whale watching boats from the islands. Shortly after...Read more

June 15, 2015

JK in Haro Strait

Today Captain Mike along with Sarah and myself took off from the dock in Friday Harbor with a warm sun in the sky, a boat full of excited passengers, and reports of resident killer whales in Haro Strait, on the west side of San Juan Island. I had a feeling it was going to be an awesome trip because...Read more

June 11, 2015

Superpod!

Today we left Friday harbor with reports of orcas off the west side of San Juan Island. We heard reports of K pod in the area for the first time this season. As we headed out our anticipation grew for the possibility of exciting whale viewing. We got west of Henry Island and came upon the leading...Read more

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