August 25, 2010

Watch This Space

Each day as we cruise out of Friday Harbor, with hopes of seeing whales drifting about in our heads, I start the guests of with an introduction to the San Juan Islands and the all the wonders the islands offer. I often mention in this introduction that we as naturalists love questions. Not only do...Read more

August 24, 2010

What have you guys been up to?

Today was an exceptional day, amazing wildlife everywhere and beautiful weather! The animals seemed to get bigger and bigger as we continued our trip. We started by observing some harbor seals warming themselves on the rocks, these animals weigh about 300lbs as adults. Our next stop was the much...Read more

August 18, 2010

Fat Foraging Whales

It has been said by the locals that this is the largest run of Sockeye Salmon we've EVER had (at least in a lifetime). Everywhere you looked off the west side today, there were purseiners, fish jumping and orcas feeding. Fat and happy whales, they lolled about slowly, on long dives, taking their...Read more

August 4, 2010

Ah Summer in the San Juans

Wow, yet another beautiful whale filled day in the San Juans! This time of year it seems I could start every blog that way! The weather and the whales have fully cooperated and we've been blessed with fantastic trips for weeks and weeks on end! Today I was aboard the Kittiwake with Captain Mike and...Read more

August 4, 2010

Photos of Orca Whales, Seals and Gulls by Sosha Mathew

Side Breach and Straight Ahead Orca Whale by Sosha Mathew Lone Orca Whale Off San Juan Island at Sunset, by Sosha Mathew Snoozing Seals and Gulls, by by Sosha Mathew From our Sunday, August 1, 2010 Tour. These will be entered into our photo contest. Thanks Sosha!Read more

August 2, 2010

Be gone fog!

Finally it looks like the fog may be clearing. We still had a foggy morning but it quickly cleared out and turned into a beautiful day. This afternoon was a true safari. We started off by observing some harbor seals basking in the sun...it's rough being a harbor seal! Then we moved over to whale...Read more

July 29, 2010

J-pod Fan Club

Today we traveled north towards Stuart Island. Captain Mike stayed in close communication with the other whale watching vessels; he received many reports that the whales were in that area. Our spirits rose with anticipation! Shortly after we departed Friday Harbor we spotted a bald eagle soaring...Read more

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