May 14, 2015

Humpbacks, Minke, and More

One of my favorite things about Humpback Whales is that they are far less illusive and hard to track down than Killer Whales. Particularly this time of year the Southern Resident pods are farther afield in search of Salmon but some Transients tend to stay near shore year-round hunting marine...Read more

May 13, 2015

Transients and Humpbacks Across the Border

Leaving Friday Harbor with reports of both Transient Killer Whales and Humpback Whales is always a great way to start a trip. Captain Brian took us North on the Sea Lion and we sped through Speiden Channel aimed for Moresby Island and the rest of the Gulf Islands of Canada. Many people don't...Read more

March 13, 2015

Humpback in Haro

Departing Roche Harbor Captain Mike, the guests, and I headed towards Spieden Island. As is common for this time of year, we did not have any whale reports when leaving the dock, but this did not dampen our spirits! After enjoying the green hill side and many hoofed animals, we received a call on...Read more

July 6, 2014


July 6th was an epic day here in the San Juan Islands! The afternoon trip was glorious as we headed to the reports of the southern residents and we spotted a humpback whale! We got a few awesome looks and got to see some sweet fluke up dives. We caught up with Jpod near Stuart Island. We got to see...Read more

July 3, 2014

Whale Search!

Today we arrived at the M/V Sea Lion with a report of Resident orcas traveling quickly to the southwest. Naturalist Aimee, Captain Pete and I consulted and decided that we would try to catch up with them! Orcas can swim over 100 miles in a single day and can reach speeds in excess of 35 miles per...Read more