September 4, 2014

Relaxing Day On the Water

Today we left Friday Harbor with reports of transient orcas North of Waldron Island. Transient orcas are the mammal eating types of orcas that feed primarily or harbor seals in our area. We met up with the whale in the Strait of Georgia where we saw the whole family traveling together in a tight...Read more

August 23, 2014

Orca Chess Match!

Today Captain Jim and I set out on the M/V Kittiwake with two reports of orcas: one of transients to the north, and one of residents to the south. Oftentimes we joke that deciding where to go is a like a chess match.... the whales will make one move and then we have to respond. We are a member of...Read more

August 17, 2014

Granny and her family!

Yesterday afternoon we left Friday harbor and headed south towards reports of whales on the South side of San Juan Island. On our way down to that area we stopped to look at some huge stellar sea lions. Did you know that male stellar sea lions get up to 2,000 pounds? Once we got a good look at...Read more

August 13, 2014

Rainy Day With Whales

Today we left Friday harbor and headed North towards East Point. On the way North we stopped at Flattop Island and found some harbor seals and two bald eagles. One eagle was an adult another was a juvenile that was feeding on a fish. We continued towards to whales. We found the whales a little...Read more

August 12, 2014

Whales out East

Today we left Friday harbor and headed South through San Juan Channel and then East towards Anacortes. When we got into San Juan Channel we came across a minke whale, which made for a nice surprise! We watched the minke whale and then continued heading South. We went through cattle pass and stopped...Read more

August 9, 2014

K Pod at Turn Point!

We left Friday Harbor yesterday with reports of resident orcas heading North by Stewart Island. We decided to meet the whales at Turn point and headed the back way behind Spieden Island. We met the whales at Turn Point and we were pleasantly surprised to see all of Kpod grouped together in a small...Read more

August 4, 2014

Transients on the kill!

We left Friday Harbor in preparation for a great trip! We headed North towards East point with reports of transient in the area. We have seen a lot of transients in the area lately due to the seal pupping season. Harbor seals make up about 60% of transient orcas diet that come into this area. We...Read more

August 1, 2014

Transients Galore!

Today we left Friday Harbor with reports of transients ours by Waldron Island. Transient orca are the marine mammal eating ecotype of orca that we see in this area. On the way to the orca reports we came across a few harbor porpoise. We pulled up to the area where the 6 transient orcas were...Read more