June 29, 2012


Upon departing Friday Harbor, Captain Craig heard reports of whales traveling south from Lime Kiln Point State Park; we caught up with the whales just west of Eagle Cove (48°27.92N, 123°04.29W) at the southern end of San Juan Island. Eight members of J-pod were spread out and traveling east along...Read more

June 27, 2012

Whale Report June 27

With reports of Resident Orcas on the west side of San Juan Island and Transient Orcas north of Stuart Island, it was a tough call on which direction to take. Fortunately, heading north to search for Transients turned out to be a great choice! At Blundand Island (Gulf Islands, BC) we caught up to...Read more

June 25, 2012

Southern Resident Killer Whales!

Members of J-Pod were seen off of South Pender Island today. The whales were spread out and moving in an easterly direction. Several individuals were very surface active: spy hopping, lob tailing, rolling over, and even breaching! There were also a number of mature males including J26, “Mike.â...Read more

June 15, 2012

A "Chamber of Commerce Day" on the water!

What a day! We didn’t have to travel far, getting to enjoy the company of many members of J-Pod, with the star being “Big” Mike, J-26. We were on the northwest side of San Juan Island at 48° 36.9345 / 123° 11. 8222. Shachi, J-19 was leading a group of other females north. After nearly an hour with...Read more

June 14, 2012

Canada, Eh

Word was that killer whales were north and headed north today, so we wasted no time departing from Friday Harbor. Along the way we spotted a few curious harbor seals and some harbor porpoise. Then we weaved in between the beautiful Canadian islands of Saturna and South Pender before heading through...Read more

June 12, 2012

Southern Resident Killer Whales, J-Pod

Our tour took us east to Bellingham Channel where we spent time with at least 7 members of J-Pod, including J26 “Mike” (48°35.11N, 122°40.29W). Initially the whales were spread out across the channel traveling south, although upon our arrival a calf did greet us with two breaches! As the...Read more

May 26, 2012

Transients Orcas and Summer weather!

Transients Orcas and Summer weather! Fantastic day on the water: treated to clear skies, summery temps, and a stunning view of Mt. Baker, we traveled north out of Friday Harbor, around the north side of Orcas Island, until catching up with Transient Orcas on the north side of Lummi Island. Counts...Read more

May 22, 2012


We had an amazing day in the San Juan Islands. The rain held off, the seas were calm, and we saw Killer Whales! Upon leaving Friday Harbor we motored south along the east side of San Juan Island and made our first stop at Tern Island to view Harbor Seals hauled-out on the rocks. We continued south...Read more