May 21, 2011

J-pod Traverses Past the Harbor Entrance

We started our adventure with a little rainfall as we left the harbor but within minutes the rain stopped and after heading south for a few more minutes, we found two harbor seals hauled out and resting. After cruising just another 10 minutes south, we spotted some dorsal fins off of Cattle Point,...Read more

May 18, 2011

7th in a Row!

Wednesday arrived with sunny skies and the warmest temperatures of the season. We departed a little early for our trip due to word of whales in the area. We headed through Cattle Pass with the tide flooding against us. As we cleared the pass and entered Haro straight Captain Craig pointed our...Read more

May 18, 2011

A Proud Day for San Juan Safaris, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island WA

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 All staff, With a spectacular spring day, the MV Sea Lion and crew (Captain Craig and MikeO) headed north with our special charter of Western States Agency Policy Makers. Ken Balcomb, of The Center for Whale Research, Kari Koski of The Whale Museums SoundWatch program and me...Read more

May 13, 2011

J Pod of the Resident Orca Whales at Active Pass

We headed north past Waldron Island where we stopped to check out some Harbor Seals feeding on a fish. They were tossing it and diving after it. Good start to the day. As we crossed into Canadian waters we could see Steller Sea Lions on the rocks at East Point. We stopped to check them out.Â...Read more

May 7, 2011

A Private Charter Just for Birding

[caption id="attachment_1901" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mature Bald Eagle in tree"] [/caption] As seen on a Birding Tour Charter May 2011 Happy Birders on the Birding Charter. Guests are from the Tri Cities. Mature Bald Eagle in its nest A Bald Eagle Makes A Kill in Mid-Air- Victum...Read more

May 5, 2011

San Juan Circumnavigation!

Another beautiful day. That makes wo in a row! It was calm enough to head south through Cattle Pass and do an entire circumnavigation of San Juan Island. Whale rocks was packed with Steller Seal Lions, Harbor Seals, and Cormorants and as we headed out toward the straight, with the wind at our backs...Read more

April 26, 2011


What a beautiful day! Our trip started out sunny and even a little bit warm. We headed out of the harbor and up past Waldron toward East Point. A passenger spotted a pair of bald eagles as soon as we were out of the slip and harbor seals were hauled out in full force along out trek up north. Once...Read more

April 25, 2011

Orca Monday!!

The season officially started last Saturday with some beautiful days and plentiful Harbor Seals and Stellar Sea lions. But the real show was today aboard the M/V Sea Lion. We had reports of J-pod out towards Victoria and heading West into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We boarded our passengers a...Read more