July 7, 2011

Blustery day FULL of wildlife!

Our journey out of Friday Harbor started out a bit blustery and bumpy, but we soon discovered it did not scare off any of the wildlife! Today’s trip was full of creatures from both the land and the sea! Eagles, harbor seals, harbor porpoise, and last but not least ORCAS! As we journeyed up and over...Read more

June 29, 2011

Clouds and Whales and Rain and Sun

Our adventures today started off a little cool, cloudy and choppy as we traveled south towards Cattle Pass. Along the way, we stopped for some harbor seals hauled out attempting to bask but then found others at the Pass being more efficient with their time (there was no sun for basking) hunting for...Read more

June 22, 2011

Rewarded for Going the Distance

Woooeeee, the whales made us work for it today! Resident killer whales were reported at nearly the farthest point we can travel on our trips and they weren't coming our way south either. We loaded up both boats and headed north right out of Friday Harbor with not a moment to spare to stop and gaze...Read more

June 4, 2011

Carnage and Feasting

Northbound from the harbor, we soon found our dead harbor seal with about five bald eagles sharing its carcass off of Sentinel Island. Day three of its destruction and the seal still had some meat on it to feed the local raptors. Onwards around the north end of San Juan Island, we started to see...Read more

May 30, 2011

Hel-Lo L-pod!

On Sunday, May 29th we ventured out on two trips to accommodate all of our holiday weekend whale watchers. And successful we were. Headed northbound, we stopped by Spieden island to see the non-native Mouflon sheep and Sika and Fallow deer. Further on, we saw several harbor seals and Stellar sea...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 8, 2011

Charismatic Megafauna!

First things first... Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there who raise us to love and appreciate the ocean and all of the amazing things living in it. We left the harbor as if on a sheet of glass. It was calm enough to see a ripple a mile away. We headed north and around...Read more

May 4, 2011

Southern Residents!!!

Heading south through cattle pass we encountered some Harbor Seals as well as a lone Steller Sea Lion swimming south and playing in the current. Whale rocks also provided us with some very large male Stellers' maneuvering awkwardly on shore. We then headed into the middle of Haro strait to try and...Read more