June 14, 2015

Residents and Transients

Today we left Friday Harbor with reports of residents orcas near East Point. As we traveled towards the reports of resident orcas we received a separate report of transient orcas near by. We first went to see the transient orcas which were specifically the T124A's consisting of T124A, an adult...Read more

June 13, 2015

Transients, Birds, Humpback and Seals

Today Captain Mike, Brendan and I spent a bright and warm day out on the water. We left the dock with no reports of orcas, but some Transients were reported just as we pulled out of Friday Harbor. There are two ecotypes of killer whales that swim in the waters of the Salish Sea: Residents and...Read more

June 2, 2015

Excited Transients in Boundary Pass!

What a trip! Today the Sea Lion left the dock crewed by Captain Mike and Naturalists Mike and Alex. Despite a few clouds, our full boat of passengers was super excited to see some wildlife! Fortunately for everyone on board, a group of Transient Orcas was spotted up north in Canadian waters. Eager...Read more

June 1, 2015

J Pod off Turn Point

Today we left Friday Harbor with reports of Jpod heading up the west side of San Juan Island. On our way to the whales we stopped by a group of foraging bald eagles. There were about 9 bald eagles grouped together by Ripple Island. There was a combination of adult and juvenile bald eagles. Until...Read more

May 28, 2015

A Great day for Js!

After shooting to the North last Saturday night, J Pod had disappeared. The whale watching fleet had gotten no reports and all of the hydrophones in the Salish Sea had been silent to the melodious calls of the Js.... UNTIL THIS MORNING! We got to the M/V Sea Lion and had a flurry of reports of all...Read more

May 22, 2015

Orcas at East Point

Today Captain Mike left the dock with rumors of Orcas from J pod near Saturna Island. As we made our way north out of Friday Harbor, we had calm water and awesome views of bald eagles, harbor seals and even a few harbor porpoise. After cruising in gorgeous weather with views of the San Juan Islands...Read more

May 21, 2015

Orcas at Point Roberts

Today we left the dock on the M/V Sea Lion with a gorgeous day on our hands. We had reports of J Pod up North heading South towards Point Roberts. We headed in that direction and had a nice cruise through the San Juans towards the whale reports. On our way we stopped at East Point and got to see...Read more

September 7, 2014

Sunny Day with L-pod!

Yet another beautiful late summer day with the Southern Residents! We had a spectacular afternoon full of breaching, tail lobbing and porpoising.... generally very happy orcas! Today we enjoyed the company of a couple of different L-pod families. We spent the most time with the L54s (L54 "Ino" and...Read more