August 2, 2009


Wow! Yesterday (Saturday) was unreal! We were out on a morning tour in Canadian Waters viewing Orcas from J & K pods! It was a stunning morning on the water...a little fog to the south, otherwise clear skies & calm seas all around the islands. Both J & K pods were heading south from the...Read more

July 13, 2009

Killer Whales near Victoria

We love days that start off with great sighting reports. The first sighting of the day- killer whales at Race Rocks, near Victoria, heading northeast. This was good news. We loaded the boat, motored out of Friday Harbor and headed south toward Cattle Pass. We had some fun sea conditions- small...Read more

July 3, 2009

L-POD Orca Whale with Calf

L-Pod Orca Whales with Calf near False Bay Today we traveled east out of Friday Harbor, then South and then up the west side… We got word that there were some resident orcas near False Bay on the west side of the island. We encountered some of L-pod, the largest pod of the Southern Resident...Read more

July 3, 2009

Whales Gone Wild!

Thought I'd take a moment to share with you all a little about our trip last night (Thursday 7/2). It was one of those perfect evenings that we in the whale watching world dream about! It was unbelievably calm...glassy seas, extremely clear skies and lots of whales! The Southern Residents (killer...Read more

July 1, 2009

Canada Here We Come!

The whales were proving that they are the dominant marine species today. While we were rocking and rolling through the waves and being whipped by the wind, the orcas were effortlessly swimming along through the Canadian Gulf Islands. After we took the MV Sea Lion out of the dock today we headed for...Read more

June 11, 2009

Huffin' and Puffin!

Wow! After three days off what a comeback. I showed up at the office this morning to news of Orcas in the area, but they were different from those that we had been seeing. The excitement was palpable as our group of 25 guests, along with Capt. Nancy, Jeanette and I motored out into the great...Read more

May 27, 2009

A Birders Dream

Today was a great trip for all those bird lovers. We saw bald eagles in the trees, on the rocks, flying, and in their nests. On Spieden Island, just north of San Juan Island, we saw the M ouflon sheep and non indiginous deer. On the backside or north side of Spied in the Cactus Islands we saw bald...Read more

May 12, 2009

Never Give Up. . .

With no reports of whales our safari started by heading South out of Friday Harbor. We passed Whale Rocks and encountered Steller's Sea Lions and Harbor Seals. I am always impressed with the size of Steller's Sea Lions around 1500 pounds! Pupping season for harbor seals is mid June and I can't wait...Read more