June 5, 2011

The most beautiful day of the year

What a day. If I go into every detail this blog could be of epic proportions. I'll try to reign it in a little bit and we'll see what happens. It all stated with the nicest, warmest day of the year; the first day I have worn a t-shirt without several other layers over and under it (and that lasted...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

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

July 20, 2010

Herb is BACK !

Male Humpback Hawaii Herb Head Lunge Hawaii Herb One Orca Whale with Mountains by Herb Saddle Patch of Orca Whale by Herb Marine Naturalist Lauren of San Juan Safaris by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in Flight by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in a Tree by Herb Sally and Casey Whale Watching Naturalists by Herb...Read more

May 31, 2010

Prolific Past 9 Days

Its been a prolific past 9 days marred by only been 1 day whale-less day. We've been blessed by humpbacks, transient orcas and resident orcas. For the past few days we've seen the easily identifiable T-40. Transient male dorsal fins can get up to 6 ft. tall and T-40 is all male. Born in 1961, the...Read more

May 22, 2010

Hump Day

It was whales again today, but this time it was two humpbacks along the west side of San Juan Island. That makes three different whale species in two days spotted here in the San Juan Islands! Wow, what a cool place. It is exceptionally cool when you think about the fact that humpbacks are rare...Read more

September 14, 2009

A Plethora of Playmates

It would be easier for me to list the animals that we did not see today, rather than to list the ones that we did. I think that the only sightings that we did not log were of the Titanic and the Loch Ness Monster. Jaclyn and I could hardly contain our excitement, which is to say that we completely...Read more

June 13, 2009

Let The Nights Begin!

As spring advances towards summer here and the days become longer in the San Juan Islands, we at San Juan Safaris shift into our evening sunset tours along with the lengthening sunlight. This particular Saturday marked our first late tour of the season and it was a glorious one. The sun shone...Read more

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